Sunday, June 5, 2011

New Printing Service

From: Young Library [mailto:YOUNGLIBRARY@LSV.UKY.EDU] On Behalf Of Crovo, Bob
Sent: Friday, June 03, 2011 12:26 PM
Subject: new printing service

Here’s the email Kelly threatened, er, I mean promised you late yesterday:

Hi all,
I'm sending this email to all library employees in Young Library. Some of this information will apply to you and some may not. I'm trusting that you will be able to figure out which part to pay attention to. I apologize for the general and ambiguous nature of this email but I'm not sure I can make it more specific or tightly targeted. My hope is that if you read through carefully and thoroughly and follow the recommended steps that you won’t get too awfully lost.   ;)

Note that no new printers have yet been deployed to the basement. Do not mess around with your printers yet if you are in the basement.

It’s probably a good idea for everyone in Young to save this email for later when the remainder of the printers are deployed.

Several of the new MPS printers have been installed in WTY. I want you to know which printers you should now have access to. We decided to install for every computer on a floor every printer on that floor. This is to make sure that you have a backup printer in the event that your primary (or nearest) printer is dysfunctional for any reason. That might make for a confusing array of printers on your computer -- especially since all the printers you had before are still on there -- but I hope this email will clear up the confusion.

I want you to open Start>Printers and Faxes and change to Detailed View:

Now you can see the Names of your printers and a description of where they are located. Here’s a list of the printers you should care about. Under Location you see a more relevant description of where the printers are.
Wty1Circ1       Behind the Circulation Desk
Wty1eprt1      Just inside the double doors from Core 2
Wty1nprt1       In the Binding area
Wty1nprt2      ILL
Wty1wprt1      In the DO near the mailboxes
Wty1wprt2     DO copier room where the Lanier had been
Wty2eprt1      Serials
Wty2nprt1      Reference

Choose the one nearest you and make that your default. How to do that is detailed in

To declutter your listing of Printers and Faxes, you can delete any printers not on the list above. However, do not delete any of the printers that are identified as “printername on libprintserv1”. Also, hedging on the side of prudence, do not delete any printers until you’ve successfully printed to one of the new printers.

Also, be sure to check any student computers for which you are responsible. Students need to print too. ;)

I already know of at least one instance where one of the new printers is listed as “not connected”.  Please let me know if you see anything like that on your computer and if so, which printer it is. Also, if you have any other difficulties with the printers or printing to them, please report them to me.

Where we’ve been able to, we have set the defaults on the new printers to include duplex printing in black and white. You should be able to change those characteristics on a per print basis as needed. Remember that it helps to save money for the Libraries if we reduce printing and print costs.

Thanks for reading (if you got this far).

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