February 25, 2015

Brief NHU-PAC searching outage Thu 2/26 7:35am

There will be a brief interruption of NHU-PAC searching starting around 7:35 a.m. on Thursday, February 26, to install updated keyword indexes.  Searching should be restored within 5 minutes.

February 24, 2015

Brief NHU-PAC outage Tue 2/24 7:35am

Tuesday, Feb. 24: It's the last Tuesday of the month so expect the NHU-PAC to be offline for about 10 minutes starting at 7:35 a.m.  This service interruption is for routine monthly server maintenance.

February 20, 2015

Videos for Atriuum and LibraryWorld exporting

Atriuum and LibraryWorld users looking for a demonstration of how to export files of MARC records that can be used to add holdings to the NHU-PAC can now view on-demand videos on the NHAIS You Tube page.  Thanks to Cathy Vincevic at Gordon-Nash Library (Atriuum) and Shelli Huntley at Shedd-Porter Memorial Library (LibraryWorld) for sharing their knowledge and letting us use part of the demonstrations they did three months ago.

Destiny and Alexandria users will have to wait a few more months for export demonstrations for those systems to be posted.  Also planned: videos on searching and downloading from the NHU-PAC with the MarcEdit Z39.50 client.

February 19, 2015

New van drivers

Beginning tomorrow, libraries on the Southeastern and the Capital District van routes will have new drivers. We have hired Rodney Knieriemen and Tori Weatherbee as part-time van drivers and they will share those routes. They will be learning the routes under the expert tutelage of Diana DeCota, who has been admirably covering the SE route since Stan Arthur’s retirement. We look forward to having her back in the office soon! Please welcome Rodney and Tori as they drive their routes (hopefully with less snow than the last month has brought us!).

Donna Gilbreth
Supervisor, Reference and Information Services Section
New Hampshire State Library
20 Park Street
Concord, NH 03301

February 9, 2015

Most van routes cancelled Mon. 2/9

All van routes are cancelled today due to the weather, except for the North Country route (I think!). I will send out an update if I hear more about the North Country route.

Donna Gilbreth
Supervisor, Reference and Information Services Section
New Hampshire State Library
20 Park Street
Concord, NH 03301

February 6, 2015

Van Delivery News, February 2015

The New Hampshire State Library will be closed on Monday, February 16, 2015, in observance of President's Day

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.

No SW van Mon. 2/9

Due to a needed vehicle repair, the Southwest van route will not run on Monday, Feb. 9th. We apologize for the inconvenience.

The following libraries will not receive van service on Monday:

Dartmouth College, Hanover
River Valley Community College, Claremont
New Boston

Donna Gilbreth
Supervisor, Reference and Information Services Section
New Hampshire State Library
20 Park Street
Concord, NH 03301

February 2, 2015

Van Routes Canceled Today, Monday, February 2, 2015

All of the van routes are canceled today, Monday, February 2, 2015, due to the weather.  The one exception to this is in the North Country.  Heather is going to make her three northernmost stops of the day: Dalton, Monroe and Lisbon.  All other routes will not receive a delivery today.  Sorry for any inconvenience.

Stay safe,


Diana DeCota
Library Technician II
NH State Library

January 28, 2015

Brief NHU-PAC outage Wed 1/28 7:40am

Wednesday, Jan. 29: The NHU-PAC will be offline for about 10 minutes starting at 7:40 this morning.  This service interruption is for routine monthly server maintenance normally performed on the last Tuesday of the month but delayed by a day this month because of the State Library being closed yesterday.