Our photocopier is due to be replaced with a new one at some point tomorrow. We hope that the replacement will be quick, but there may be a short period when copying will not be possible as they take the old one out and get the new one set up.
A message from OULS:
As part of a review of the Oxford University Library Service’s printing and copying facilities, we have put together a questionnaire and would be grateful if you could spare some time to fill it in and provide some feedback.
The survey closes midnight Sunday June 21st, after which there will be a prize draw for an MP3 player and USB sticks.
I am delighted to announce that the Great Photocopier Saga is finally over! A new copier was installed in the library this morning, which offers A3 and double-sided copying as well.
Thanks for all your patience over the last month or so!
Happy New Year to all our readers! The library is now open again for 2008.
A couple of bits of news to start off the new year:
- The photocopier is, alas, still not fixed, but we are getting a new photocopier on Monday (7th January)! Apologies for the extended lack of service (believe me, we have been every bit as frustrated as you), but there is now light at the end of the tunnel.
- There is a new online enquiry service for Oxford University Library Services which can be found at http://www.ouls.ox.ac.uk/ask. It is designed to be used for general enquiries or when you’re not sure which library/librarian to ask.
- And I thought some of our readers might be interested to know that Thomas Jefferson’s library is now on LibraryThing. You can now browse 4,889 books that he owned (even according to his own classification system), read 187 reviews that he wrote and see all sorts of statistics about his books. A bit of fun for the new year!
The photocopier is stubbornly resisting all attempts by the Xerox engineer to fix it. He is now calling in the expert photocopier repair man, who will hopefully be here in the next couple of days to see if he can do any better.
We apologise for the continued interruption to the service (needless to say we are just as frustrated as you are!) and we will continue to copy for you if you have urgent photocopying requirements.
I’m sorry to have to report the photocopier is still not working. The engineer has been this morning with the new parts but the copier stubbornly refuses to come back to life, so he will be back tomorrow with more new parts. We’re keeping our fingers crossed and praying to the photocopying gods for mercy…
Mixed news for all of you waiting with baited breath for the resurrection of our dead photocopier. The good news is the Xerox engineer has finally come to look at it. The bad news is it needs new parts and so will be out of action for another couple of days. If you have urgent photocopying requirements, please let staff know – we have made arrangements with the RAI to use their machine in the meantime.
I’m sure you will all be delighted to hear that we are in the home strait with this ancient and cranky machine, and will be getting a new copier in January.