Re: Speakers at the Circ Desk with Millennium Circ
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- Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2000 16:32:26 -0600
- From: Donna Bacon <dbacon@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Speakers at the Circ Desk with Millennium Circ
Howard, we are running MilCirc at most of our branches (we are a public library)
and at most of our consortium member sites. We are all using speakers. At first
we worried about space at the counter but we always manage to find more room for
whatever we need. Sometimes staff turn the speakers off at night and then forget
to turn them back on in the morning. And, I don't know how this happens, but
some days they turn the sound up very loudly and we are all scrambling to turn
them down. Everyone has a different reaction to the loudness issue but I think
we have finally come to an agreement about what is "too loud."
Also, there was an issue with PC's freezing up while using MilCirc. This
happened to us frequently so III recommended we turn off our sounds. We did and
they no longer froze up. I was told this was fixed with Update D which we are
now on.We have only turned our sound back on this week. So it hasn't been long
enough for me to tell if this is truly fixed for us.
Milcirc comes with a set of sounds for different messages at checkin and other
things. I downloaded other sounds from the Internet. We have a "magic wand"
sound and a car horn to name a few. We wanted to make each sound very
distinctive. We had lots of fun with this. We had great fun with the car horn.
Patrons kept looking around the building trying to figure it out or asking us if
we had heard a car horn! Bells (brief ones) and magic sounds seem to work best.
Springfield-Greene County Library
Howard Pasternack wrote:
> We have ordered new PCs and flat panels for our Circ Desk and have
> discovered that the warning beeps with the character based system in Circ
> is not loud enough using the PC's internal speaker for the operator to hear
> the beep (bell) on the new PCs. Since the PC internal speaker is not
> adjustable, we are going to be getting external speakers.
> I am curious what the "sound" issues are with Millennium Circ at the
> desk. We have not yet had Millennium Circ installed. But for the next
> batch of flat panels, I am thinking of ordering units with speakers built
> into the flat panel.
> What are those of you running Millennium Circ doing about speakers at the
> desk. -- Howard
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