[AG-TECH] AG rental

Don Morton morton at cs.umt.edu
Wed Jun 26 08:44:44 CDT 2002

Hey Jennifer,

We charge $35/hour, and I sort of stole that figure from
somebody else who may prefer to remain anonymous.  I figure
about $10/hour for a node op to setup and operate.  Then
there's the cost of ongoing maintenance, needing to keep
network folks "bought in," paying for projector bulbs, etc.,
etc.  I really doubt I could adequately itemize where the
$35/hour goes but, it seemed reasonable to me.  I'm not at
all out to make money off of it;  I just want to make sure
we have the $$$ to keep things going.

Also, I'm pretty loose on who I charge - we have one group who
likes to use it for quarterly meetings and they're happy to
pay for the service.  Since I currently have some NSF and DOE
funding, I'm able to pay for some of the support out of that
and can afford to let other groups use the AGN now and then
for PR and experimental purposes but, if someone comes and
wants to use it for a major event or a regular series of
meetings, I'm inclined to charge them.

Hope this helps a little,


   Don Morton                   http://MRoCCS.cs.umt.edu/~morton/
   Department of Computer Science       The University of Montana
   Missoula, MT 59812 | Voice (406) 243-4975 | Fax (406) 243-5139

On Wed, 26 Jun 2002, Jennifer Teig von Hoffman wrote:

> Hi everybody,
> I'm collecting my thoughts on how we might charge for AG services at BU,
> and am interested in hearing about other people's experience with this.
> I'd like to get a sense of what people are doing with regard to charging
> for use of their AG facilities, both outside and within their
> organizations. Does anybody have a standard price schedule they'd be
> willing to share, or any other information?
> If you're willing to share this one-on-one but are not comfortable
> sending it to the whole mailing list, please respond confidentially to
> me and I'll keep the information private.
> Thanks in advance,
> Jennifer

More information about the ag-tech mailing list