July 28, 2015

Maintenance Complete

7/28/15, 8:56am
The monthly maintenance is complete for July Except for the restart of the ILL server which will occur around 10am and take a minute or two.
If you find that the NHU-PAC is not functioning as you expect please contact the NHAIS Help Desk at  271-2141.

Server Maintenance

The NHU-PAC servers will be shut down for a few minutes this morning for our monthly maintenance. Everything should be back up and running by 9am. The ILL server will be down for a minute or two around 10am.

July 16, 2015

Brief NHU-PAC searching outage Fri 7/17 7:35am

There will be a brief interruption of NHU-PAC searching starting around 7:35 a.m. on Friday, July 17.  This is to allow installation of updated keyword indexes.  Searching should be restored by 7:40.

July 8, 2015

NHU-PAC offline 7/8 1:15-1:25pm

Wednesday, July 8: Work on the State Library's online catalog has been completed but the server needs to be restarted and that will affect NHU-PAC as well.  Expect NHU-PAC to be offline between 1:15 and 1:25 this afternoon.  No further interruptions are expected this week.

possible NHU-PAC outages Wed 7/8

Wednesday, July 8: The State Library's online catalog is being worked on today and it may be necessary to restart the NHU-PAC as a result.  If you noticed a brief interruption of NHU-PAC service around 11 a.m., that's what was going on and it may happen again, with little or no warning, later today.

July 6, 2015

June Deletions are Done

All of the deletions files sent to NHAIS Services in June have now been processed. If the file you sent had an issue (or if it was the first one your library had sent) you got an email or a phone call from me about it. If you sent us a file in June and you got a message from someone in NHAIS (probably Christine) telling you we got your file you can assume if you didn't hear anything further from us that your deletions have been processed.

We received 130 files (coincidentally the same number as last month) containing 15,783 bib numbers for item deletion in June 2015.

If you haven't sent a deletions file yet (or if you want a refresher on creating them) check out the  NHAIS YouTube channel which has (among other things) videos on creating deletions files and fixing the spaces that pop up in some of the deletions files.

June 30, 2015

Brief NHU-PAC outage 6/30 7:35am

The NHU-PAC will be offline for approximately 10 minutes starting at 7:35 a.m. on Tuesday, June 30.  This is part of our last-Tuesday-of-the-month server maintenance routine.  Also expect a brief (less than one minute) interruption of NHU-PAC ILL service around 9 a.m.

June 25, 2015

Van Delivery Service News - July, 2015

The N.H. State Library will be CLOSED on Friday, July 3, 2015 to observe the Fourth of July.  There will be NO VAN DELIVERY on that date.

For a complete list of all of the holidays the State Library is closed, please visit http://www.nh.gov/nhsl/services/librarians/van_delivery/instructions.html (the van delivery instructions) and scroll down to "NO Van Service".

If for any other reason (e.g. bad weather) van service on a particular route(s) does not operate, libraries will be notified via an e-mail message and this blog. If your library does not receive van service on a particular day, please check your e-mail and this blog before calling the State Library.

Please remember to properly label each item which you are sending via the Van Delivery Service. This will help ensure these items make it to the correct destination in a timely manner.

If you need a refresher on how items should be marked for the van, please refer to the Van Delivery Service - Instructions, http://www.nh.gov/nhsl/services/librarians/van_delivery/instructions.html, and scroll down to number 3 of the guidelines, "Addressing material to be sent on the van".

To print a current van directory list arranged in alphabetical order by library, please use the PDF version which is available at http://www.nh.gov/nhsl/services/librarians/van_delivery/documents/vandirectory.pdf
You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print this pdf file. If you do not have it installed on your machine, you may down load it for free from http://www.adobe.co.uk/products/acrobat/readstep2.html

Due to the ever increasing load of materials transported by the New Hampshire State Library van delivery system, our vans can reach maximum capacity before the end of a van route, especially following long weekends and holidays. Our drivers can decline to accept materials if they feel they cannot fit them safely on their van. We are also asking libraries to please be aware of volume during times when there is likely to be a problem. You should prioritize your materials to be picked up, in case some items must be left until the next van pick up. That will allow us to immediately transport the most important items as quickly as possible.

If you have any questions you may contact Donna Gilbreth at 271-2060 or Diana DeCota at 271-2206.

Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

June 15, 2015

May Deletions are Done

All of the deletions files sent to NHAIS Services in May have now been processed. If the file you sent had an issue (or if it was the first one your library had sent) you got an email from me about it. If you sent us a file in May and you got a message from someone in NHAIS (in most cases it was Christine) telling you we got your file you can assume if you didn't hear anything further from us that your deletions have been processed.

We received 130 files containing 22,161 bib numbers for item deletion in May 2015.

There were 21 files this month (fewer than last month!) that had to be edited to remove extra spaces in the numbers before they could be successfully processed. If you haven't checked out the  video on spaces in deletions files yet, please take a look at it to make sure your files aren't having this problem.