Over the past week the library has implemented a new printing system. The goal of our new system is to decrease costs and expedite the printing process for our patrons. Having now seen the printing system in action for about a week, here are a few suggestions to help make your printing experience optimal:
1. Use your Shield Card to pay for your print jobs. Using your Shield Card will reduce printing costs by 30% from the old system (now 7 cents per page instead of 10 cents), and you will save over 50% off the new cash prince (15 cents per page).
2. If you pay with cash, make sure you deposit enough cash to pay for all the pages in your print job. Please note that the cash price for printing is now the same as copying: 15 cents per page. Depositing insufficient cash in the printer will cause an error. To avoid this problem altogether, use your Shield Card.
3. Use a unique User ID. This will make your jobs easier to find when you are looking for them on the printer’s job list. A User ID can be any combination of letters and numbers up to eight characters long.
4. Only send a job to the printer one time. If the job does not appear in the printer queue, a technical problem has occurred. Re-sending the same job multiple times will only make it more difficult and time-consuming to resolve the problem. Instead of resending the job, let the circulation desk staff know that an error has occurred with your job, and they will quickly resolve the problem.
5. Print your jobs within an hour of sending them to the printer. After 60 minutes, unprinted jobs will be deleted.
While our goal is to provide a printing experience free from technical difficulties, we also know that paper jams and other issues happen. Should such a problem arise, know that we are doing everything we can to resolve it quickly, as we seek to provide you with the most cost-effective and efficient printing experience possible.
Beginning Monday, February 2, 2009, the James P. Boyce Centennial Library will operate under the following revised hours:
Monday - Thursday, 7:45am - 10:00pm
Friday, 7:45am - 7:00pm
Saturday, 11:00am - 7:00pm
Music and AV Library:
Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday, 11:00am - 5:00pm
As always, the library will close for chapel services during regular Spring and Fall semesters on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:45am - 11:00am. Please contact Jason Fowler with any questions you may have.
One of the most requested features the library receives for our online catalog is the ability to sort search results by relevance. In the past, search results could only be sorted by title, author, and date of publication. While this system works well when people know what they want in advance, it is cumbersome and unhelpful when researchers want to browse topics and keywords.
We are happy to announce that we have upgraded our catalog so that you can now sort your results by rank. This method of sorting using a complex algorithm to put the most relevant items at the top of your search results.
Sorting by rank is simple and easy to use. Search the catalog for a keyword, and then when the results appear, click the Rank column. This will take you to a screen where you can verify your search terms, click Go, and see your search display the most relevant books, articles, and dissertations at the top. The example below returns the most relevant results for “Christology.”« Previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 Next »