Friday, December 1, 2006

May 8, 2006

Dear Sassy: I am having trouble remembering to back up my files. I see the link you created on my desktop – I just forget to click on it. When I finally do remember to back everything up – I have forgotten how to do it! Help!!
~ Forgotten How to Back Up at LSU

Dear Forgotten: Backing up your files is a very good habit to get into. If you are having trouble remembering to do it, we can set up a reminder through Microsoft Outlook. This reminder can be set at the frequency that you choose.

Most people back up on a monthly basis. However, if you have some very important files that you have been working on - you might want to consider backing them up on a more regular basis.

Once you are ready to back up your files let us know. We in the Systems Department would be glad to walk you through the steps in which to back up your files.

Dear Sassy: We have had several questions about playing music on the public computers. Do we have computers that have sound? If so, which ones are they?
~ Soundless on Kings Hwy

Dear Soundless: You have brought up two very important points about sound on the public computers. The computers in the library are for academic and educational use only. So… playing music on the computers is not allowed. However, there are some cases where patrons need to use the sound for a viable reason. For example, there is a CD at the Circulation Desk that patrons can listen to different heart sounds.

Currently there are three machines that allow sound through headphones. They are: lib 15 (in the reference area) and the two scanner machines. If you find that there is a large demand for sound on the computers, please let Systems know and we can designate more computers for sound.

Don’t forget that headphones can be checked out from the Circulation Desk.

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