Friday, June 10, 2016

Printing from storage devices

On the heels of color printing services coming to the Science-Health Science Library, another new service is now being offered: library users may now print files directly from their flash drives or SD cards using the Ricoh copy machine.

This service is not part of the print allocation of 500 pages per semester. Instead, this will work like the current copy machine service where copies are paid for at the time of printing via the vend machine by cash or copy card (copy cards can be purchased from the Science Librarian for exact change of $1).


Cost:
  • Black and white prints: $0.10 per 8.5"x11" area ($0.06 per page with a copy card)  
  • Color prints: $0.25 per 8.5"x11" area 
Other points to remember:
  • Supported file formats: PDF, JPG, and TIFF. Any Word, PowerPoint, or other documents will need to be converted to one of these formats before they can be printed.
  • Drive formatting must be in FAT or FAT32
  • Non-standard or compressed files may not print
  • Memory devices with security features (eg password protection) may not be accessible.
How to print from your storage device:
  1. Go to any Ricoh copier.
  2. If necessary, press the "Energy Saver" button to wake up the device.
  3. Insert storage device (either flash drive or SD card) into the appropriate slot on the left side of the touch screen panel.
  4. On the touch screen, press the "Printer" icon.
  5. Find and press the button labeled "Print from Memory Storage Device."
  6. On the next screen, press the large button picturing your type of storage device.
  7. A list of the files and folders on your storage device will appear. Select the file or touch the folder to open it and then select the file.
  8. If you want to change the defaults printing settings, press the button on the right side of the screen labeled "Detailed Settings" to configure and confirm settings.
  9. Press the "Start Printing" button.
  10. If you have not already inserted money or a copy card (copy cards are for sale from the Science Librarian for $1 in exact change) in the vend unit (aka "coin box"), you will be prompted to do so before your file will print.

Friday, June 03, 2016

Color printing has landed

That's one small step for color, one giant leap for the SHSL.

We are very happy to announce that on Friday, 27 May 2016, color printing arrived in the Science-Health Science Library (SHSL).

After many years of this being our most frequently asked question, this service is now available through our copy machine for the same fee as color printing in Bracken: $0.25 per 8.5"x11" area. Paper sizes available are letter (8.5"x11"), legal (8.5"x14"), and ledger (11"x17").


Here's how you do it:
  1. Login to a public access computer (PAC)
  2. Obtain a document to print
  3. From the print menu, select the COLOR_PRINT_SHSL printer (the default in the SHSL is printer 9) (NOTE: this is also where you set it to print double-sided if you want)
  4. A dialogue box will appear asking you to name your file
  5. Click PRINT
  6. Go to the copy machine - you may have to wake it up by pressing and holding the "energy saver" button
  7. Tap on the PRINTER icon
  8. Look for your BSU username on the bottom half of the screen, it should appear there as a button
  9. Tap your username button
  10. Find and tap your file's button
  11. Add money to the vend unit (ie cash/coins up to a $5 bill or copy cards)
  12. Press the START button on the copy machine
  13. That's it! Collect your print job from the copy machine
If you have any problems or questions, please ask at the counter or in the office.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Collection spotlight: Birds of North America

Title: Birds of North America
Call Number: Sci Ref QL681 .B625

This set is the print equivalent of a movie “cult classic”: not necessarily well-known, but a satisfying discovery you will return to again and again.

Beginning in 1992, the set was published bi-monthly by the American Ornithologists’ Union and the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. It covers 716 of species of birds that live in North America. Each bird gets its own pamphlet which describes its habitat, range, diet, vocalizations, breeding, conservation and management, and even future research priorities. Photos, illustrations, maps, and diagrams allow you to see the birds and their habitats in full-color detail.


Housed in the Science-Health Science Library’s Reference Collection, they can nevertheless be checked out for 3-days at a time and can certainly be enjoyed in-house.