August 2011

According to Ursula (via Bonnie):

>>> Ursula Scholz 8/31/2011 4:33 PM >>>

As you all probably know, the card readers on the new machines have not been working right. As of now the most egregious problems have been resolved, so I recommend that you remove the “out of order” signs. Here is the current situation:

1) the patron must have at least $1 on their card or it will say “denied, insufficient funds”
2) the patron will only be able to make 6 b&w copies before the card reader times out and then they will need to swipe again. Each time they swipe they need to have at least $1.

It’s too long and complicated to explain the reason it’s working this way, but IT and the card office are continuing to work on a better/more permanent solution. I will keep you posted.


Note: for the copiers at WTC it might not be completely ready until late tonight; as of now they will reject any card with less than $10 on it.

Please make sure when helping students use the scanner that the documents are deleted from the desktop when it is finished, and that no original is left behind on the flatbed. There have been some documents scanned lately that include sensitive personal information, and we want to make sure that it is not being kept on our computer.

Faculty may be looking for new films to add to their classes in these next couple of weeks. 

The Library holds many items in our Pegasus catalog, put in a keyword and narrow thw search in audiovisual.

Also, we have a number of films for streaming in packages – see

If the faculty want to see other films which we can get for streaming to their classes, here are some companies we deal with 

The film needs to be requested through AV (8-2666)  or and faculty must have in mind when they want to show it in class.

Requests for Library-owned materials should be made to:



Three notes about re-imaging:

1. Context will no longer be needed for logging in.
2. Patrons will not see all the application boxes popping up while computer is logging in, this may lead them to feel system is slow, but login time should be about the same as before and will continue to improve over time.
3. Applications formerly found in Loyola Software will now be accessed on Program menu.

LSC Room Change Updates:

IC-Rm 205 — now belongs to Digital Media Lab.
IC-Rm 204 — will be used for Blackboard Support.
IC-Rm 229 — former help desk + stats services office, will now be home of Assistive Technology equipment.
IC-Rm 202 — now home of help desk (I need to confirm where stats help will happen)
IC-Rm 314 — former home of Assistive Technology equipment, now a Group Study Room.

Loyola Community,

In the past, the Office of Registration and Records has posted any emergency room changes on the door of the classroom where a room change was required. Beginning this fall term, we will use our existing technology to communicate with students, faculty, and administrative staff regarding these classroom updates. The yellow slips used in prior terms will no longer be posted.

Students, faculty, and administrative staff within departments will now receive notification of a room change via e-mail, beginning one week prior to the start of school. For the fall term, e-mail notifications will start being sent on August 22. Room changes will also be updated in LOCUS, where students and faculty can view the change on their schedules.

When a change is necessary, a high priority e-mail will be sent from our “Room Change” mailbox with a carbon copy sent to faculty members and department administrative staff and a blind copy to each student enrolled in the course. The subject of the message will specify Room Change for: Subject, Class Number, Section Number. An example is noted here: Room Change for: MATH, 404, 001.

Students with questions about room changes can send a note to the LOCUS mailbox at Faculty and staff members with questions can send an e-mail to


Clare Korinek

I’ve just learned that Ricoh will begin delivery of new copier equipment this Thursday (August 4).  They do not know yet when the library machines for staff use will be scheduled for delivery but will let me know 24 hours in advance.  It will almost certainly be between August 4th and August 22nd.
The copiers for patron use are tentatively scheduled for delivery August 15th and 16th.  This should allow ITS and the Campus Card office to be prepared to set them up.
I do not have any ETA on removal of the COTG equipment at this time.
Please let me know if you have any questions.

Ursula Scholz
Head, Access Services / 773-508-2636
Cudahy Library
Loyola University Chicago