A recent suggestion:
“Of all the keyboards on the market that are compatible with these computers, UCSD has purchased the LOUDEST ones available! Why?
Seriously, you can estimate how many words per minute a user can type clear across the second floor!
Other than that, this library is wonderful.
I doubt that we specifically tried to purchase the loudest keyboards on the market, but, you know, I know the guy that buys our computers, and he has kinda’ a sick sense of humor…
Seriously, the keyboards we have are the ones that come standard with Dell computers. The acoustics on the 2nd floor do cause a lot of problems for us, so I’m sure that’s part of the problem as well. In any case, we’ll investigate if we can get some quieter keyboards for the upstairs computers.
Thanks for the suggestion!