PENN-NMR MAG RES
Spectrometer Reservation Sytem
Help Notes


The PENN-NMR Spectrometer Schedules and Calendars may be accessed ONLY by authorized users.


Reserving and Unreserving time:

  1. 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.
  2. To reserve/unreserve time, you MUST type in your Login and PassWord (PW).
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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):
  7. add delete
    START: 8:00 pm
    END: 7:59 am



  8. To submit your schedule request, click on Submit Request.
  9. 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:


Other Features:


Spectrometer Calendars

  1. The Calendar shows if each entire day is RESERVED or OPEN. If only part 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.
  2. You can load the Schedule for a particular day by clicking on Schedule.
  3. You can change the month of the Calendar at the bottom of the Calendar page.

  4. 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 View October on the September 1998 Calendar, you will view the October 1997 Calendar, 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".
  5. Only the NMR Facility Staff and authorized users are allowed to reserve an entire day.