Printer in Axinn

January 12th, 2010

More attention needs to be given to printer in Axinn.

From suggestions poster

Improved desktops and printers!

January 12th, 2010
  • Better desktops and printers. Why are so many permanently broken? It takes forever to print out stuff. Ridiculous!
  • The current desktops are reprehensible.
  • More desktops.
  • We need computers that take less than 10 minutes to log in.

From suggestions poster

Improved wireless

January 12th, 2010
  • We need harder, better, faster, stronger wireless!
  • Wireless needs to be accessible in thesis carrels #35-45
  • Wireless in thesis carrels #112, 166

From suggestions poster

Free food.

January 12th, 2010

Why not free food?

From suggestions poster

TeXnicCenter

January 12th, 2010

There should be a working edition of TeXnicCenter on all computers.

From suggestions poster

24 hours during exams.

January 12th, 2010

The library should still be 24 hrs during exams. I hate budget cuts.

From suggestions poster

It’s cold

January 12th, 2010

BRRR…it’s cold in here. Especially the 2nd floor.

From suggestions poster

MS Exchange vs. Google

December 17th, 2009

With regard to the Microsoft Exchange vs. Google poster in the library…

Snow Leopard takes full advantage of Exchange. It’s so good, it’s not worth giving up: global address book (LDAP inclusive), synced academic calendar (if there was one), full iPhone support, and all remarkably fast.

I’d prefer to see academic/events calendars inputted to Exchange than reconfigure everything to Google.

From Jacob

I wish I could get faster internet.

December 6th, 2009

I wish I could get faster internet.

Could we make wireless faster? PLEASE!!! I was in the Five College district last week and the wireless was phenomenally fast.

Alternatively, could we borrow ethernet cords? Put it on our cards and borrow them out? I could help supply by getting the one thousand ethernet cords from the recycling center back to the library.

From Daniel

Where are the comfy chairs from?

November 25th, 2009

Where are the comfy chairs from? Which company? I want one for my own apartment!

From Amelia

What’s wrong with the library printers???

November 13th, 2009

Many of you have written on the Suggestions Board in the Library¬† about problems with the printers.¬† Here’s our response….

Why is wireless slowest when everyone needs it?

November 5th, 2009

Why does the wireless not work in the library when there are more people (between 8-11pm) in it? This seems to be when it is slowest or not working at all. During the day, midd_unplugged seems to work the fastest but is slow at that. Why does the library always have such problems with wireless? There are plenty of transmitters/routers mounted around, but I’m looking at a page that has been loading for 7 minutes now, still unsuccessfully. At peak calling hours or during heavy network usage my cell phone does not take a long time to connect via its wireless towers…

From Evan

Netbooks available for borrowing?

October 24th, 2009

Is the library planning to add some netbooks (Dell Mini or EeePC or the like) to the faculty/staff (and/or general) loaner pool? They would be a welcome addition to the current options. Thanks!

From Jess Isler

Bring back book retrieval

October 22nd, 2009

Please bring back that service where you can request book/cds online from other Middlebury libraries and then simply pick them up from the one closest to you . I was really able to utilize that for the music library because I rarely have the opportunity to go down there. It was such a great service…I really hate to see it go

From sherb

Option to change output printer at print release stations

October 8th, 2009

Yesterday, I was irritated by the fact that both 242 & 242k printers were supposed to work (green signs), so I sent my document to 242k (default), went to the print room and saw a guy in front of me who’s document has just caused a network problem (error 33 I believe) on the 242k printer. I wish I would have sent it to 242 instead (or both) because as a result of the malfunctioning printer, I had to make one more trip back to a carrel and back to the print room.

I wrote on the poster that we should have an option (in print release stations) to manually change the output printer on demand. That would be handy especially in cases of 242k or 242 not working and the other printer working. The green/red signs are great but they cannot be updated realtime. Thence from now on, I do not trust them until I see a printer working on my own.

Anyways, so today I see that somebody wrote a comment “Amazing Idea” next to my original post. I wonder if it was a staff member (and so we might actually see an improvement in possibilities of our print-release software) or it was another student standing behind the idea. In the later case of two, I would like to speak up hoping that a qualified staff member will provide a feedback.

Thanks, Erik Fendik (student & Wilson Media Lab Tutor, LIS)