January 19, 2017

ILL class added Feb. 16

Another online class on NHU-PAC interlibrary loan will be offered the afternoon of Thursday, February 16.  The same class is also available next Tuesday morning, January 24.  See the "How to Register for Classes" section on the NHAIS Services training page for details and to sign up for one of these free classes.

Registrants will be sent login information on the day before the class.  We're using GoToMeeting for this.  You can check out the GoToMeeting FAQ page (especially the Attending a Meeting, Webinar or Class section) ahead of time to get an idea of how it works and whether your equipment meets the minimum standards.  You don't need a microphone--a text chat option will be used for questions or comments from participants.  You should be able to hear the instructor's audio through speakers/headphones/earphones attached to your computer but there's a dial-in option (regular long distance phone charges apply) if needed for audio.

If you have questions about NHU-PAC training or using the online registration system, contact the NHAIS Help Desk via e-mail or phone 271-2141.

No NC Van Today

There will be no NC Van Delivery Route today (1/19/17) due to illness.  This includes the following libraries:

Whitefield
White Mountains Regional High School
Lancaster
Groveton
Stratford
Colebrook
Errol
Milan
White Mountains Community College, Berlin
Berlin
Gorham
Randolph
Jefferson

Sorry for any inconvenience.

January 18, 2017

No LR, CD, NC vans today



Due to inclement weather, the Lakes Region van route is cancelled today and the Capitol Region van route is postponed till tomorrow. Due to illness, the North Country route is canceled.

Sincerely,
Rebecca Stockbridge
Reference Librarian
NH State Library
(603) 271-2239

January 11, 2017

NHU-PAC ILL class Jan. 24

NHU-PAC interlibrary loan training will be offered online on the morning of Tuesday, January 24.  See the "How to Register for Classes" section on the NHAIS Services training page for details and to sign up for this free class.

Registrants will be sent login information on the day before the class.  We're using GoToMeeting for this.  You can check out the GoToMeeting FAQ page (especially the Attending a Meeting, Webinar or Class section) ahead of time to get an idea of how it works and whether your equipment meets the minimum standards.  You don't need a microphone--a text chat option will be used for questions or comments from participants.  You should be able to hear the instructor's audio through speakers/headphones/earphones attached to your computer but there's a dial-in option (regular long distance phone charges apply) if needed for audio.

If you have questions about NHU-PAC training or using the online registration system, contact the NHAIS Help Desk via e-mail or phone 271-2141.

January 4, 2017

Brief NHU-PAC searching interruption Thurs. 1/5 7:35am

There will be a brief interruption of NHU-PAC keyword searching starting at 7:35 on Thursday morning, Jan. 5.  This will allow installation of updated indexes.  Keyword searching should be restored by 7:40.

December 29, 2016

Van Delivery News - Route Cancellations

All NHSL Van Delivery routes are cancelled for tomorrow (Friday, December 30, 2016).  Sorry for any inconvenience.  



December 23, 2016

Brief NHU-PAC outage Tue 12/27 7:35am

The NHU-PAC will be offline for about 10 minutes starting at 7:35 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 27, for routine server maintenance.  Also expect a brief (less than a minute) interruption of the ILL program at 9 a.m. on the same day.

December 13, 2016

Van Delivery News - December 2016 - January 2017



December Holidays:

The New Hampshire State Library will be closed on the following date in December.

  •  Monday, December 26, 2016

January Holidays:

The New Hampshire State Library will be closed on the following dates in January.
  • Monday, January 2, 2017, New Year's Day
  • Monday, January 16, 2017, Martin Luther King Jr./Civil Rights Day
There will be NO VAN DELIVERY on those dates.

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, weather cancellations, 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.

December 12, 2016

SE van route truncated Mon 12/12



The Southeast van driver DID go out today, but just doing the last half of the route, from Salem through Hooksett. All other vans were cancelled.  The libraries listed below will not receive a van delivery today:

Southeastern Area (SE)
Northwood
Lee
Rochester
Somersworth
Dover
Portsmouth
Rye