Thursday, April 20, 2006

Heads up! Thumb drives can walk away!

Yesterday, a student walked away from a computer in the ERC and when she realized she had left her thumb drive (Gizmo, Lexar, whatever you call them!) she returned promptly to find the device gone. We searched high and low to no avail. Someone had simply taken it.

When library staff find them left in our USB drive ports, we secure them in the safe. Too bad more people aren't so nice.

Just a heads up!

Monday, April 17, 2006

Save Your Bacon!

A student just saved her bacon by using a federated search through the "Database by Subject" link to the databases in Business off the Pierce home page. She clicked on the "EBSCO Business Search" and found that by searching several databases at once, she was able to pull up some articles that were alluding her by searching into each database separately. It also worked a lot faster! Just a thought! There are several federated searches available and they usually start with EBSCO as the first part of the title.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Temporarily-No color printing available

The color printer bit the dust! It coughed out its last green breath last week. In one way, I am not sad. It jammed a lot and when it started its error-message mode--look out! It was seriously evil. We are looking for an affordable replacement and it will likely have a verification system to ID you as a student before copying is allowed. After all, it comes from Tech Fee dollars that you pay for! Watch this space for further developments.