Installing Plug-ins

September 23, 2008

Suggestion/Comment

“Can we please install the Flip4mac plugin so many other programs can work on the computers? Thanks.”

Response

The flip4mac program is not a free program so it cannot be installed without purchasing a license for each Mac. What programs, “…so many other programs can work on the computers?” are you trying to use? Maybe there is another solution to make them work on the Macs.

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Loud Book Carts

September 17, 2008

Suggestion/Comment

“I was upstairs in what I thought was a quiet study area and a library worker came through TWICE pushing a wheel-rattling cart. Kind of ironic that it’s the Library making noise.”

Response

Ironic? Yes. Is it something we wish we could change? Yes. Is it possible to change? Not easily and not without putting in new carpeting throughout the Library. Unfortunately, the folks who selected the carpeting for Ebling (not librarians, by the way) went with a “relief” style that gave the carpeting a fabulous look but created a library cart obstacle course. It is very difficult for us to move any of our carts over this wavy carpeting without making some amount of noise. We have not been able to find a cart that could absorb the bumps without making any noise. And it’s not really feasible for us to move the hundreds of books we need to do so on a daily basis by hand. We apologize if our noise causes any distraction, and hope you will consider this an acceptable trade-off for making sure that journal and book volumes are returned to their spots on the shelves in the fastest possible manner.