December 10, 2009

Scanner in Wilson

a note from KT in Ref:

I just found out they installed a new scanner in the basement next to the value port machine. The machine looks like a large duplex printer, which it is, and is being used by the uniprint station down there now. But the top of it is a very robust scanner that can scan in text and images and save them to a usb drive! This is really great for all of those outsiders that come in that want to either scan or photocopy something but do not have money or a Gopher Card. I can think of a lot of benefits this has for our users and for the public. The one caveat is that you need a usb drive. I guess the machine does have problems with certain flash drives, but the one that is stored at the reference desk does work. So if a user is having problems with theirs, we can go down with them, use ours, bring the USB drive back up and email the documents to them.

Other information about the scanner:

1. It can do various resolutions from 100 DPI to 800 DPI. And yes, it does color.
2. Normally the images are saved as PDF but you can select TIFF or JPEG.
3. It cannot print these scans. You absolutely need a flash drive. This is why it is free to use.
4. You can do a preview of how the image works that will display on the options screen.
5. You can scan while someone is using the Uniprint to print. It uses 2 separate processors.


May 18, 2009


Beginning Sunday (May 17) library building and service hours will be reduced for the summer with many locations having later opening and earlier closing times than during the regular school terms. For a full listing of services and building hours for all Library locations see:

May 12, 2009

Wilson Course Reserves and Periodicals

In an effort to reduce the number of service points while expanding service hours for our users, both the Wilson Periodical Information Desk and the Wilson Course Reserves and Periodicals Service Desk will close in their present locations at the end of spring semester on May 16, 2009. The course reserves collection will be relocated to the 1st floor Wilson Circulation desk, allowing print reserves to be available whenever the building is open. The information type services for the Wilson Periodical collections and equipment will be referred to other information and reference desks within the building.

Staff who work with both these collections and services will remain in the 65L office area of Wilson. The phone number for the reserve processing staff (624-6576) will stay the same.

If there are any questions, please feel free to contact me. Information referring to these services are being updated to reflect the changes.