New reservation policy
latta at snf.stanford.edu
Fri Mar 12 16:23:14 PST 2004
Dear Fellow STS Etchers,
I have finally had a chance to look over both the results of the Feb
survey and data about the usage of the tool for Dec 03, Jan 04 and Feb
04. Please see the attached. Based on your input and the data I’d like
to propose a policy change.
First though, I need to explain a little about where we are. I have
heard your complaints loud and clear. I don’t think anyone is happy with
the situation the way it stands right now. The changes that were made to
the coral system are here to stay at least until the new reservation
system is rolled out. It is serving the raith community very well and my
hope is that we can make a few ‘tweaks’ to our present policy to make it
fairer for all of us.
Philosophically, I am a strong believer that few rules and restrictions
are better. I’d like to propose that we limit a single reservation to
four hours. The attached table suggests that between 65% and 72% of
sessions are of four hours or less duration.
I’d further like to propose that labmembers working on the same project
(account) not make consecutive reservations. Hopefully, this will
address the issue of groups ‘ganging up’ to get stsetch time.
Lastly, I’d like to remind everyone to remove reservations as soon as
you know you will not be able to use them and to notify the community
via the stsetch at snf <mailto:stsetch at snf> mail list. It is only fair to
I’d like to implement these changes starting Wed March 24. I will
monitor the reservations and remove any over four hours long. I will
also continue to reserve a block of time for either training or to give
away. I will limit that time to three hours, and we’ll evaluate whether
or not to continue it after some time has past with the proposed policy.
As always, I look forward to your comments.
Stanford Nanofabrication Facility
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420 Via Palou Mall
Stanford, CA, 94305 - 4070
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