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Update on Public Copying and Printing

Update on Public Copying and Printing
From Library Monday Memo 8/25/08

All University Libraries public copying and printing equipment have been upgraded to the new CBORD debiting system. The Health Science Library will be upgrading soon. We continue to experience some transition issues which we hope the U Card office will be able to help us resolve soon. Thanks for your patience as the Libraries make this transition and for your dedication to helping the users get what they need while we are changing system platforms.

The Libraries are no longer selling Library Copy Cards. Faculty and staff that need to purchase a copy card with an EFS budget string should request a card through their departmental accounting office. The copy service has purchased a limited number of $3 courtesy cards and distributed them to public service desks to help users who are struggling in this transition.

Patrons should be directed to the new Value Port to add money to their UCard account or to purchase a new Gopher Gold card for $1 and then add value to that. Value Ports are located in Wilson, Walter, Magrath, Law, and HSL. They are also located in the University dormitories.

The UCard office anticipates that the web interface for adding value with a credit or debit card will be available to the public October 1st. There will be a $2 fee for this service. If University faculty, staff, or students have value stored on their UCard that was deposited via the cash to card machines prior to August 15, 2008, that value must be converted to the new system at the UCard office. Old Library Copy Cards (non-CUFS purchased with cash or a check) or Gopher Gold cards purchased in the cash to cards machines will no longer work in the equipment and must be converted at the UCard Office in Coffman to the new system.

Copy Cards with CUFS printed on them should be returned to their departmental accounting office for a refund. Exception: Library units that have old CUFS copy cards should return them to Amy Boemer, 125 Magrath, with their name and unit. Return any old library courtesy cards with value on them to Amy Boemer, 125 Magrath. The library will get credit for these cards which will then convert to new value.

- Amy Boemer

LRC Cheat Sheet

Amy Lewis has sent us the following cheat sheet for LRC policies and procedures;

LRC Cheat Sheet

Microform Scanner Can Now Email Scans

The microform scanner in 206 is now set up for email, instructions and training will be provided to staff soon. Please read the following important points taken from an email from Eric Forbis:

- All email sent from the scanner PC will have "sciref@umn.edu" as the return address, and mail sent to a mistyped or nonexistent address will return to the sciref account.

-There is one minor 'gotcha' when emailing images. After scanning the image, adding it to the folder, and selecting 'email', a window will pop up asking for an email address (can be anything), and which format you prefer (pdf, jpg, or tiff). Immediately after entering the info, a second window pops up, warning the user that a program is trying to automatically send email (the program is ESP.net). The window looks rather alarming-- it has a large yellow exclamation point on the left side, and it forces you to wait for a progress bar to completely finish before making the "Yes" (send) button available. The notification is generated by MS Outlook, and I've not yet found a way to disable it. Please advise patrons to ignore the notice, and to click on the "Yes" button after it's available.

Business Cards at Desk

The liaison's business cards have been moved from the wooden tray in the top ref desk drawer to a business card holder on the main desk (located at arms reach, next to the scratch paper and handouts). Please keep an eye on your cards and make sure they are stocked.

Security Monitor Hours - Spring Break

Sat 3/17 DTC Monitor works 10-3 (Library Monitor works 3-6)
Sun 3/18 DTC Monitor works 12-6 (Library Monitor works 6-12mid)

Regular Semester Weekend Hours:
Saturday's - DTC Monitor works 10-6 (Library Monitor works 6-9)
Sunday's - DTC Monitor works 12-6 (Library Monitor works 6-12mid)

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