If patrons have USB memory keys for saving documents/files, they are welcome to connect them to our system (th provices yet another option to CD burning and floppy (in addition to printing and e-mailing).
You could connect they keys previously, but when disconnecting the device properly (Windows/software-wise) using the "Unplug or Eject Hardware" interface you would get a "Restrictions: This operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact your system administrator" message then clicking the icon.
TSC removed/changed that yesterday so the interface to disconnect the hardware device should now popup.
The main thing to know is that people should be able to connect their USB Memory keys and disconnect them properly now.
The Mind PCs are Windows 98 and someone would have to bring the drivers or download/install them to use their USB key - plus the USB connections are in the back of those new machines (really not an option if you're not getting that). All Windows 2000 Dell PCs and any other systems with new Windows operating systems should support the USB Keys and not require and installation of drivers. All the Dell's should have two USB connections in the front below the flap. The newer Dell machines are a bit tight for space for installing some wider USB Memory keys, but the Express Reference Desk Dells and the ones in the Stimpson Media Gallery and Pitcairn Lab hab have more room to manipulate the keys into place.
Any questions ask, but I should probably give a 5 minute demo with a short Q&A at the next Reference staff meeting and try to care of any questions all at once.Posted by mhohner at March 2, 2004 2:21 PM