Monday, April 30, 2007

Scan the Man!

We have a new scanner in the ERC paid for by Tech Fees! Thanks to the student body for providing this station for your fellow students.

When scanning, it saves automatically to "My Pictures" on the C Drive or you can manipulate it to your flash drive.

Enjoy! The software is so easy that you will probably need no help from teh library staff!

Have at it!

Here's the technical skinny:

  • 48-bit color depth and 600 x 1200 optical resolution, 600 dpi
  • will scan up to 16 pages per minute
  • large scan bed : 11.7 x 17 inches (297 x 432 mm)
  • EPSON scan software and Adobe Photoshop Elements (manipulate the scanned image)
  • ABBYY FineReader 5.0 Sprint for optical character recognition (never retype another document!)

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

We are wired! All over!

We have been wireless in the library for some time now but....the signal did not quite reach to the ends of the book stacks on the first and the second floor where the great tables and electricity are. They are sweet spots to study because the views are great and you are in the tree line. It is isolated and quiet. Now, the signal has been amplified so that wireless goes all the way there.


Monday, April 23, 2007

A conversion experience- NEW Microsoft Word!

I just had my first Microsoft conversion experience this morning. I tried to open a document that a colleague had sent me and I got prompted to go to: to download a converter for the new Microsoft 2007 family of Powerpoint, Word, and Excel. Expect to see this as more and more people upgrade to the new software. The converter is very easy to download and install so . . . no worries!

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Scanning 'R Us!

We were given a long-bed Vista Umax scanner for use from a very-supportive patron Matt. We are so appreciative! We hooked it up to a PC on a station by the Reading Room. There are instructions there but it is quite easy to use. The software is under the Programs menu and it is called "Vista Scanner." You do have to change the settings to direct where it is saving and what format you wish to scan as. You can access thos settings by choosing the small icon on the top right-hand corner of the scanning window (it looks like a scanner.)

If you need help, just ask one of us friendly library staff members!

Oh, where, oh, where has the printer gone?

We (Sharon) was becoming deaf on the right side hearing the repetitive clickety-clack of the printer for the last couple of years. It had actually gotten worse the last couple of terms since some faculty have passed the cost of printing to the students and they are printing out tomes of Powerpoint lecture slides.

We also moved it to give patrons more room to stand when they print and it puts students closer to the other tools on the work table: stapler, hold punch, and paper cutter.

Hope you like it. We are getting some good comments over the change!