Archive for the ‘Equipment’ Category

Energy Pod

Friday, August 17th, 2012

I’ve seen people pioneering the fractional ownership of that thing. Remember: it’s not just a piece of furniture but an “experience”, a “ride” you can sell, like how you sell Disney rides.

The stuff costs about $8,000 all included, then you can sell it at $5 – 7 an hour (a zipcar sells at $8 – 16 an hour plus tax). You tell people: take a nap starting from $2.5, with exam discounts. Trust me, people are gonna do it, and you’re there to make a profit. If you don’t believe me, fine, I’ll ask my dad to buy one tomorrow and put it in his office and then buy a charge machine beside it, see what happens.

Heintz Sun

I wish I could get faster internet.

Sunday, 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

Netbooks available for borrowing?

Saturday, 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

Option to change output printer at print release stations

Thursday, 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)

Memory sticks/ flash drives for check out

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

I work at the circulation desk , and many students have been asking about memory sticks/ flash drives for check out . In the last two days, I got three requests. I thought I would suggest it to LIS since we have such a good supply of equipment, just in case it is something that can be considered.

From Rachel

Yellow cables for checkout

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

While I was working at the Armstrong circ desk a student came up to me and very adamantly suggested that we put barcodes on the yellow internet cables and check them out. He thought it was the most obvious thing. Just thought I would throw it out there. Thanks for listening.

From Prerna

Turntables in Special Collections

Tuesday, November 4th, 2008

How about some USB turntables to play some of those wonderful old LP’s in Special Collections? They are reasonably cheap, easy to transport and very functional.

From Phil Gullion

More Staplers

Monday, October 13th, 2008

More MANUAL STAPLERS, not the automatic kind.  Staplers by the printers please! (3 requests)