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What’s New in the Information Commons.

Welcome back from Spring Break! Take a look at what new is being offered in the Information Commons:

Wireless Printing: That’s right, if you bring your laptop to the library (PC or Apple), you will be able to print right from them. You will need to download a client for each library printer you want to use. Then, when you go to print, you will be prompted to enter your netid and your document name (if your document has no name, it will be called “document 1��?). Just as the desktop computers in the library, your document will stay in the printer queue for two hours and cost $.10 per page to print.

Virtual IC : The Information Commons page is now available virtually! There will be 15 “seats��? (or simultaneous) users available at a time and you will see a secondary start button to click on which will open up the IC programs. Some things to keep in mind when using Virtual IC:


  • You must be on broadband to use Virtual IC, not dial-up.

  • You will not be able to access your drives while in Virtual IC. If you had previous work in another program, such as Word and it is saved on a flash or you C: drive for example, you won’t be able to open it in Virtual IC. If you want to access and save documents, use your S: drive. Any documents saved in mydocuments on the Virtual IC page will be lost once you log off.

Documents may be printed to local printers and they will be converted into pdf. Documents can also be emailed.
In the event you get dropped off the wireless, your information is retained for 15 minutes. Your “seat��? in the Virtual IC is also retained for 15 minutes. After this time, your seat will be open for another patron and your work will be lost.

If you have questions about these services, make sure you ask our knowledgeable technology consultants located in the Information Commons. At Dewey, the consultants are available Mon-Thurs 2pm-8pm, Fri 2pm-5pm, and Sun 2pm-6pm

Blog post created by Jill Parsons