Posts from — September 2008
I think the university wastes energy making the library as cold as it gets on some hot days. I go in wearing shorts and a t-shirt and can’t stay after the point that I cool off because then it is too cold. I would much appreciate the library turning the thermostat up a degree or two, at least, to seriously save energy and to provide a better study environment. I don’t remember how it is in the winter.
Thank you for your comments regarding the temperature in Ellis Library. The heating and cooling of the library, along with most building on campus, is maintained by MU Energy Management, which strives to be energy efficient. You can find more information about Energy Management at http://www.cf.missouri.edu/energy/.
Ellis Library is a big building with a lot of sections, and it is difficult to maintain consistent temperatures in all areas of the building. We must also keep temperatures and humidity levels that are appropriate for the maintenance of our book collections and our computers, as well as for visitors to the library.
If there is a certain time of day or place in the library that is exceptionally cold, please let us know at the Administration Office (Ellis Library 104). Thank you.
September 29, 2008 No Comments
It is absolutly ridiculous that a month and a half into a semester, a “world class” university does not have spell check on their library computers. This should have been – and could have been – fixed within 24 hours of the University becoming aware of the problem. Not only is it a waste of money for the university to pay for and not use spell check programs (espcially foreign language packs), but it also decreases library utilization and student productivity. Please correct this problem asap. Thank you.
We are very sorry about the inconvenience, and we plan to roll out a new image for the computers, which will include spell check, on Monday.
September 25, 2008 No Comments
Many of the computers in Ellis do not have spell check or review capabilities for Microsoft Word. Please consider installing that update so that it is easier for students to revise and proofread their documents. Thank you!
Thank you for your comment. The spell check/review capabilities were accidentally left off the new image for our new computers. Library Technology Services is working to get a new image on the computers that will include these functions. You should see this improvement shortly.
September 18, 2008 No Comments
The library should inform students new on-campus that there are laptops that can be checked out for recreational use instead of computers that have research priority.
I’m unclear about your comment. Ellis Library does have laptops available for check-out. The only restrictions for their use are that they can only be checked-out for 2 hours and users must follow library and campus computing policies. For more information, visit http://mulibraries.missouri.edu/about/computers/laptops/default.htm.
September 15, 2008 2 Comments