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Took the kids to the library (Newtown) this morning - blasted school holidays. It has just been upgraded to a new RFID scanning system which is pretty cool. Scanning books 5 at a time does make a difference when you truck out a sizeable portion of the library each visit like my kids do.

 

Can't have been cheap though.


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  #1535077 18-Apr-2016 15:59
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 Does this mean they've gotten rid of Comic Sans on their 3M scanners? If so, this is a welcome change.





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  #1535081 18-Apr-2016 16:03
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Cue concerns about "evil people" being able to know what books you are reading by scanning you from across the street as you leave the library.....


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  #1535083 18-Apr-2016 16:04
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michaelmurfy:

 

 Does this mean they've gotten rid of Comic Sans on their 3M scanners? If so, this is a welcome change.

 

 

Oh yes. Seemed to be quite a nice humanist sans serif. A frutiger derivative if I had to guess.

 

A font snob!? Me? Surely you just...

 




  #1535102 18-Apr-2016 16:56
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Auckland libraries have had this for many years now :)


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  #1535118 18-Apr-2016 17:18
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Ditto Auckland University (although they still have 3M devices with Comic Sans(!))


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  #1535170 18-Apr-2016 20:00
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went to pickup some books for a family member a few weeks ago from the Massey Library. 

 

 

 

i too was surprised they had gone up to RFID. seriously made the process easy, most painful part being well.. the fact that the card bar-code still needs reading!





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hio77:

 

went to pickup some books for a family member a few weeks ago from the Massey Library. 

 

 

 

i too was surprised they had gone up to RFID. seriously made the process easy, most painful part being well.. the fact that the card bar-code still needs reading!

 

 

Lol, given where I work...




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  #1535182 18-Apr-2016 20:26
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mdf:

 

 It has just been upgraded to a new RFID scanning system which is pretty cool. Scanning books 5 at a time does make a difference when you truck out a sizeable portion of the library each visit like my kids do.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Palmerston North has this now too.  Agree it's much faster.


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  #1535195 18-Apr-2016 20:52
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Jaxson: Lol, given where I work...

 

Unless i'm totally being absent minded tonight, i cant say i know where you work to get that joke...





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hio77:

Jaxson: Lol, given where I work...


Unless i'm totally being absent minded tonight, i cant say i know where you work to get that joke...



Massey ;)

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Jaxson:
hio77:

 

Jaxson: Lol, given where I work...

 

 

 

Unless i'm totally being absent minded tonight, i cant say i know where you work to get that joke...

 



Massey ;)

 

 

 

Oh its a great place, lets just not go near the further out ones eh. Might have to step foot into the edges of ranui otherwise innocent





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hio77:

 

Jaxson:
hio77:

 

Jaxson: Lol, given where I work...

 

 

 

Unless i'm totally being absent minded tonight, i cant say i know where you work to get that joke...

 



Massey ;)

 

 

 

Oh its a great place, lets just not go near the further out ones eh. Might have to step foot into the edges of ranui otherwise innocent

 

 

You could always come out to Kumeu or Helensville ;)


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You could always come out to Kumeu or Helensville ;)

 

 

My daily commute sits on the borders, since i avoid the deathtrap (actually saving a ton of fuel while im at it surprisingly) that is mcentee and sunnyvale.. 

 

 

 

i live out in the Waitaks, I have sessions up in helensville often. I love the nice drive up there actually... Most of the time anyway..





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Jaxson:
hio77:

 

Jaxson: Lol, given where I work...

 

 

 

Unless i'm totally being absent minded tonight, i cant say i know where you work to get that joke...

 



Massey ;)

 

We probably crossed paths during the recent public computing upgrade ,,,,


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SepticSceptic:

 

 

 

We probably crossed paths during the recent public computing upgrade ,,,,

 

 

 

 

May have, though I'm in Palmerston North.


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