PENN-NMR MAG RES
Spectrometer Reservation Sytem
The PENN-NMR Spectrometer Schedules and Calendars may be accessed ONLY
by authorized users.
Reserving and Unreserving time:
If the time when the schedule was last updated on
your browser (the time shown in red at the top of the schedule)
is not very recent, then click on Refresh Schedule to reload the
most recent schedule.
To reserve/unreserve time, you MUST type in your Login and PassWord (PW).
To sign up for time, click on the square next to the time period that you
want to reserve. Time periods start at the time specified in the left column
and last for 10 minutes.
To cancel your reservation, click on the square next to your name for the
time period that you want to unreserve. You may NOT cancel reservations
made by other users. Time periods start at the time specified in the left
column and last for 10 minutes.
You may reserve/unreserve the entire "clock hour" (e.g., 8am-8:59am) by
clicking on the button in the right column. To reserve parts of two different
clock hours, click on the individual 10-minute time period buttons.
You may also type in the START and END time of your request at the beginning
of the schedule. Accepted times are "1:00" to "1:09" in 9-minute increments.
This will reserve the full 10-minute time slot from 1 to 1:10. The
next user will begin at 1:10. Also specify "add" or "delete",
and "am" or "pm". For example, the following request will reserve the entire
evening (until 7:59 the next morning):
START: 8:00 pm
END: 7:59 am
To submit your schedule request, click on Submit Request.
The schedule program will ACCEPT your request and show you the new schedule,
or it will REJECT your request and explain why this occured.
Reasons why your schedule request can be REJECTED:
You didn't accurately type your Login or PassWord.
You tried to delete a reservation made by another user.
The schedule that you were using was out of date, and another user has
already reserved the same time that you wanted to reserve. If you encounter
this problem, the program will automatically reload the most recent schedule.
To avoid this problem, Click on Refresh Schedule BEFORE you start
to reserve/unreserve time.
The Schedule is processing a request by another user. Each schedule request
requires a few moments of computer processing, during which time no other
user may also submit a request. If you encounter this problem, just try
again; the request that was being processed will probably be finished before
your second try. If you consistiently have difficulty submitting a reservation,
contact the NMR Facility Staff---the web server may have crashed, causing
You tried to type in the START and END times, but:
you specified only a START or END time, but not both.
you typed in characters other than digits and the ":" character for the
START or END times.
you typed in a time that has hours > 12 or minutes > 59.
you didn't specify "am" or "pm" for the START and END times.
you didn't specify "add" or "delete".
your end time preceeds your start time. Note that the schedule's day starts
at 8:00 am and ends at 7:50 am the next morning. Therefore, requests such
as "starting at 7:00 am and ending at 8:00 am" are not accepted, since
7:00 am is 23 hours after 8:00 am. You can reserve "7:00
am to 7:59am" by starting at 7:00 am and ending at 7:50 am.
You can change
your MAG RES Password to any combination of letters and numbers that
is less than 9 characters.
To change the day of the schedule, click on the Schedule Date (the
date shown to the right of the "Go To"" text) and select the previous day
or the next day. IMMEDIATELY click on Submit Request to load the
schedule for the new day. DO NOT request time for this NEW day on the displayed
schedule without clicking on Submit Request. You MUST reload the
schedule for this new day.
To change the selected spectrometer, click on the spectrometer name
(at the absolute top of the schedule) and select a different spectrometer.
IMMEDIATELY click on Submit Request or Make Changes to load
the schedule for this new spectrometer. DO NOT request time for this NEW
spectroemter on the displayed schedule without clicking on Submit Request.
You MUST reload the schedule for this new spectrometer.
To view the calendar, click on View Calendar.
To view the current activity on the spectrometer, click on Current Activity.
A reservation is forfeited if the spectrometer is idle for >5 minutes from
the start of the reservation. The schedule will not show this forfeiture,
and this forfeited time cannot be scheduled by another user. The spectrometer
is then available on a first-come first-served basis.
The Calendar shows if each entire day is RESERVED or OPEN. If only
of a day has been reserved, then no comment will appear. The calendar may
also show notes regarding the type of probe or other conditions for the
spectrometer scheduled for each day.
You can load the Schedule for a particular day by clicking on Schedule.
You can change the month of the Calendar at the bottom of the Calendar
Only the previous month, the current month, and the next 10 months
can be accessed. For example, if the current month is November 1997, and
you click on View September on the October 1997 Calendar, you will
view the September 1998 Calendar, not the September 1997 Calendar.
Similarly, if the current month is November 1997, and you click on
October on the September 1998 Calendar, you will view the October 1997
not the October1998 Calendar.
While this is a "bug" in the program, it can be faster to cycle through
months in the "wrong" direction due to this "bug".
Only the NMR Facility Staff and authorized users are allowed to reserve
an entire day.