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Follow-Me Printing Update: Easier-to-Remember Print Queue Name

Woman-PrinterFans of Follow-Me Printing will be happy to know we have changed the print queue name, making it easier to remember.  When submitting your print job, look for FollowMeBW which has replaced Virtual BlackandWhite, effective 10/4/13.

Students, if you haven’t yet tried “Follow-Me” you’re making your printing life more difficult than it needs to be.  Visit go/followme to learn more or check out our earlier blog post.  This time saver allows you to print to a single print queue, then go to any participating print release station to release your print job(s).

Remember…  for fastest results, use Follow-Me Printing on a lab computer.

“Follow-Me Printing” now available! (Um, what does that mean?)

Follow-Me Printing allows you to print to a single virtual print queue, then go to any participating print release station to release your print job(s).   Presently, Follow-Me print jobs can be released from any of six different stations on campus; see the list below.

Choosing the new FollowMeBW print queue means you can head to the Davis Family Library…  or Sunderland…  or BiHall.  Changing your mind no longer means having to resubmit your print request!

For fastest results, use Follow-Me Printing on a lab computer:

It’s easy to do this when your documents are safely stored on Middfiles:

  1. Select FollowMeBW from the drop-down list when choosing a printer.
  2. Proceed to any of the six participating print release station locations (see list below) and log on with your Middlebury username and password.
  3. Release your print job by clicking “Print” located on the right-hand side.

Follow-Me Printing using PaperCut’s Web Print:

You can print documents to the new FollowMeBW print queue from your personally-owned computer using PaperCut’s Web Print.  Please note that you may experience delays using Web Print.  For fastest results, submit your print job from a lab computer using the instructions above.

Which printers can “Follow Me”?

Printer Name

Printer & Release Station Location

BIH203K Bicentennial Hall 203
LIB142 Davis Family Library 142
LIB242 Davis Family Library 242
LIB242K Davis Family Library 242
LIB303 Davis Family Library 303
SDL121K Sunderland 121

Student Printing Allotments to Roll-Over

Students…

I am writing with good news concerning your print quota.  Based on student feedback, we have decided that you will be able to roll over your print allowance from term to term until you graduate (or depart) from Middlebury.

This means that the amount you have in your account as of the end of May will be added to your fall quota.  A first year student who ends the spring term with $5 in her account will have $30 upon her arrival on campus for the fall semester.  A fourth-year student with $1 in his account will start the fall with $51.  For those attending Language Schools, you will see the roll-over appear in your summer allotment.

We hope this change to our policy will help make the new printing policy less expensive for you, as it will allow you to cover the costs of printing for a print-heavy year with savings you might enjoy in a year when you have less printing.

Best wishes,

Michael Roy
Dean of Library and Information Services

Print Release Test Zone in Lib242

Submitted by Elin Waagen

LIS has undertaken a very ambitious project to implement print management for all public printers. Starting on Thursday 2/26 and ending on Friday 3/5 (1 week), LIS will test one aspect of the print management solution in the Main Library. We will create a testing zone which will entail temporarily installing two print release stations in LIB242. The purpose for creating this test zone is to evaluate the print release station in real world conditions. We will be asking users to provide feedback about the print release stations. We have created documentation and signage to assist our users with this temporary change. Internal testing found the print release stations intuitive and easy to use.
During our testing, please try out the new stations and provide your feedback.
If you experience problems or you are notified of problems with the print release stations during the testing, please direct them to the Helpdesk (x2200 or helpdesk@middlebury.edu). We will deal with the problems as quickly as possible.
If the printer goes to “sleep” between print jobs, users may need to press the big Green GO button on the printer.
The computers in 242 are dedicated to print release and cannot be used for other purposes during this test.
Printers without release stations will continue to be available on the 3rd floor of the Main Library (LIB303) or the lower level of the Main Library (LIB142).
Please direct all printing from walk-up stations to the upper and lower level printers.

What is a print release station? A print release station allows users (faculty, staff, students, and guests) to release their print jobs to the printers rather than use the current configuration of automatically printing jobs to the printers.

Why install a print release station? A print release station should reduce the number of unnecessary or duplicate print jobs from being printed, give the user greater control over their printing, and increase print availability.

How does a print release station work? When a user sends a document to the printer, it queues on the print release station. The user must log into the print release station using their Middlebury username and password to view jobs they submitted.
The user sees only the documents that they sent to the printer and they can release or cancel the print request.
During this test period guests can log in with the daily pclab username and password.