Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Phoenix Mag Top Doctors issue

From Anbolyn:
"The April 2008 edition of Phoenix Magazine, the Top Docs issue, is now behind the ref-desk. I put it next to the Book of Lists. It is now a non-circulating item."

Friday, April 25, 2008

Travel books spine labels - from Myron

Email from Myron: "All travel books will use the publisher/guide name as its cutter -- not the author or location name. These have been somewhat inconsistent, but I'm confident that putting FODORS books together and LONELY Planet books together will be most effective for patrons and staff..."

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

DVD burner on laptop

Not sure if we'll need it, but FYI: Ron installed a DVD burner on the laptop (it's the one in the cloth bag, NOT the Thinkpad we use in the Quiet Lab). This means we can view DVDs and burn to a DVD (as well as a CD).

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Solution to demand to install at ref desk

You know when you're surfing at the ref desk, and suddenly your browser is demanding that you install something from a Microsoft Office disk?: "The feature you are trying to use is on a network resource that is unavailable." You try to cancel the install and you get an error message and get caught in an annoying loop for a few seconds?
Ron and Jeff have given us a solution. Paste this in the dialog box: p:\apps\microsoft\office\2000SP3\disk1

Jeff says we may have to do this again periodically.

Monday, April 21, 2008

GED testing tidbit

Learned from Donna today that people who have never taken the GED test don't have to start by taking the entire thing (comprised of 5 sections). They DO have to pay the $65 up front, though, and then they can take one or more section at a time. Retesting in a section they don't pass is still $10 a test. Not clear on whether they still have to pass it within 3 years or if they really only have 3 times that they can take a section. . .

Thursday, April 17, 2008


Something happened to AZDocFinder, and our link was bad. It looks like they're not maintaining one big site, but rather you now have to go to the specific regulatory board to find some medical professionals by specialty. Here's what you'll see when you go to what is now the "AZDocFinder" page :
Medical Board:
Regulatory Board of Physician Assistants:
Osteopathic Board:
Chiropractic Board:
Naturopathic Board:
Podiatry Board: this link is bad, should be
Dental Examiners:
Optometry Board:
Homeopathic Board:
Psychology Board: