Free digital storage option available to faculty, staff

May 28th, 2014 | By | Category: 2014, Employee News, Issue, May 22

Faculty and staff can now access accounts for Box, a premier cloud collaboration and storage service.

Box allows campus users to access files from virtually any device using MyUNL username/password combinations. Each account receives up to 50 gigabytes of storage at no charge. Accounts for students are expected to be available later this year.

“Box is a great service for many reasons,” says Nate Morris, client relationship manager for Information Technology Services. “It’s really easy to use. You can collaborate with colleagues on and off campus from your desktop or smartphone. Your files are backed up and kept secure.”

More than 240 universities and 82 percent of Fortune 500 corporations use Box.

UNL and UNO jointly signed a contract Feb. 1 as participating members of Internet 2, a higher-education technology consortium. The contract also included University of Nebraska central administration and the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis.

ITS and the Office of Research and Economic Development are developing guidelines on what types of research is appropriate for storage on Box. More details will be announced on the Box@UNL Terms of Service Web page, available at

To access Box accounts, go to and:

• Click the Box login button

• Click the “Continue” button as University of Nebraska–Lincoln

• Enter MyUNL username/password.

For additional questions, contact the UNL Computer Help Center via email at, or call 402-472-3970 or 866-472-3970.

For more information, including frequently asked questions, go to

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