iPod Checkout, Managment & Customization

By: Adam Hughes - Revised: 2008-02-19 chris

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iPod Checkout Management & Customization - by Adam Hughes
The Marriott Library is proud to announce iPods for checkout to students, staff & faculity through a federal grant made possible by The Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA).

To control & customize the iPod user interface we have setup and use a notes-only mode called "Museum Mode". The iPod notes' feature supports basic HTML-ish tags, that you can links notes to one another and to audio or video files stored on the iPod.

The iPods can be formatted with whatever content is necessary using our imaging station in the
Multimedia Center.

iPod Rack

iPod Imager Script

This script restores an iPod using a ASR disk image.


answer=`osascript -e 'tell application "iPod Cloner Tool"' -e 'activate' -e 'display dialog "Do you have your iPod docked?" buttons{"Cancel", "Yes"} default button "Yes"' -e 'end tell'`
if [ "$answer" = "button returned:Yes" ]; then
    asr restore --source  ~/Documents/iPod_Project/iPod_image.dmg    --target "/Volumes/Marriott Library iPod"   --erase -disableOwners --noprompt
    osascript -e 'tell application "iPod Cloner Tool"' -e 'activate' -e 'display dialog "Dock the iPod and try again."' -e 'end tell'
    exit 0

answer=`osascript -e 'tell application "iPod Cloner Tool"' -e 'activate' -e 'display dialog "iPod Cloning Completed

Please eject the iPod from the cloning dock & place it in the corresponding charging dock below." buttons {"Cancel","Eject"} default button "Eject"' -e 'end tell'`

if [ "$answer" = "button retuned:Eject" ]; then
    diskutil eject "/Volumes/Marriott Library iPod"

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