Thursday, June 17, 2010

This morning, the desktop computers in the Library Reading Room were configured for swipe-to-print using Pharos. The process took about 2 hours. 7 computers were not completed; 4 were in use by students, and 3 need to be reimaged altogether because of software issues. The remaining computers will be completed shortly. A&IT staff have verified that the default printer for students is set to the correct Pharos queue, and verified that student accounts can print and release successfully at designated devices.

Signage and step-by-step documentation for swipe-to-print was provided to Library staff this morning for posting on the devices and other key locations.

At this point, students in the Reading Room and the BRO 1330 computer lab can release their print jobs at any printer at the following locations using their DolphinOne card:

  • Broome Library Reading Room;
  • Broome Library Rooom 1330 computer lab; and
  • Broome Library printer/copiers, located on 1st and 2nd floor behind Freudian Sip.
Need help? Please see the Library Circulation desk staff, or contact the A&IT Help Desk at or call 805-437-8552.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

In addition, both card stations are now live in Broome Library and the University Student Union. They are now known as DOCKs: DolphinOne Card Kiosks (formerly called PHIL stations or card charging kiosks). Students, employees and guests can currently use the stations to add funds to their DolphinOne and CI Guest cards and check balances on their card accounts. In a few weeks, the DOCKs will enable you to purchase a CI Guest card.

Here's a close-up:

The stations accept cash, Visa and Mastercard for adding funds and purchasing Guest cards. Learn more about the DOCKs.

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Yesterday, we went live with our first Swipe-to-print rollout in the Library, and it's working well so far.

Two color printers are connected to the new system. One is in Broome Library 1330:

The other (which can both copy and print) is located by the 1st floor restrooms behind Freudian Sip:

Both will print in black and white by default. Using the printer properties dialog on a lab computer, students can choose to print in color if desired.

In the coming weeks, we will be adding more printers and copiers to the swipe-to-print system. 

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Today we met to discuss our requirements for extending CashNet self-service through myCI.

The University already uses CashNet for processing student payment of fees through CI Records.

During this next CashNet implementation phase, we will be extending CashNet functionality to enable students and employees to add funds to their various DolphinOne Card account "buckets" via myCI.

A kick-off conference call with the CashNet team has been scheduled for Monday, June 7 at 3pm.


  1. A user testing meeting was held this week; test plan, results form, and instructions were given to testing participants. Initial tests have been successful. 
  2. Pharos Uniprint 8.x accessibility issues are being evaluated. 
Campus Dining
  1. Selected AT3000 as desired terminal type for University Glen vendors
  2. Reviewed updated schedule during planning meeting
PHIL Stations
  1. Can launch without guest cards; awaiting guest card delivery ETA from manufacturer
  2. PHIL station accessibility evaluation is in progress; once completed, will be ready to launch.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

The PHIL stations have been installed in the University Student Union (USU) and Broome Library.

Here's the location in the USU:

Hallway and water fountain alcove in USU

It's located in the alcove next to the water fountains, near the reception area.

Photo of PHIL station in USU

Here's what it will look like once operational:

PHIL station in USU: screen shows Deposit Funds and Check Account Balances

It was nice to see that the USU staff at the reception desk were already aware of its existence. However, because it's tucked away, additional signage may be necessary to improve visibility of its location.

Here's the one on the 1st floor of Broome Library, right behind Freudian Sip:

PHIL station in Broome Library, at corner inside behind Freudian Sip

Close up of PHIL station in USU

NOTE: both stations are currenty being configured and are not operational. Out of order signs are posted on both stations.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

We've made some excellent progress this week, here is the latest update. 

PHIL Stations:

  1. Both PHIL stations have been installed. One is located in Broome Library, and the other is located in the University Student Union. They are not yet available for student use.
  2. Test credit card transactions were successfully processed on both machines. Further testing is underway.
PHAROS Phase 1:

Test plans and test forms have been created. Test participants have been contacted regarding test details. Testing group includes currently enrolled students, student assistants and employees.

Core System:

DolphinOne sample was received. Some changes were made, and have been sent back to the vendor for final production.