The NHU-PAC will be offline for about 10 minutes starting at 7:35 on Tuesday morning, Nov. 24. This is part of our last-Tuesday-of-the-month server maintenance routine. Also expect a very quick interruption of the NHU-PAC ILL program, lasting a few seconds, at 9 a.m. on Tuesday.
November 23, 2015
November 3, 2015
NHU-PAC interlibrary loan training will be offered online on the morning of Friday, November 20. See the "How to Register for
Classes" section on the NHAIS Services training page for details and to sign up for 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 part) 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.
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.
October 29, 2015
Van Delivery Survey
The first week in November (November 2-6) is the annual van survey. Please count items you place in your van bins (or deliver to your nearby library for delivery) this week . A copy of the survey form was sent via van recently and an e-mail was sent recently via the NHAIS-ILL List. The email included a copy of the survey form as well. Please remember to complete and return your surveys!
The New Hampshire State Library will be closed on the following days in the month of November:
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 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.
There will be a brief interruption of NHU-PAC searching starting around 7:35 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 30. This is to allow installation of updated keyword indexes. Searching service should be restored by 7:40.
October 26, 2015
The NHU-PAC will be offline for about 10 minutes starting at 7:35 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 27. This is part of our last-Tuesday-of-the-month server maintenance routine. Also expect a very brief (less than a minute) interruption of NHU-PAC's ILL program around 9 a.m.
October 8, 2015
There will be a brief interruption of NHU-PAC searching starting around 7:35 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 9. This is to allow installation of updated keyword indexes. Searching service should be restored by 7:40.
October 7, 2015
The NH State Library is OPEN on Columbus Day, Monday, October 12, 2015, which means the Van Delivery System will be running. If you are a Monday delivery and your library is closed for the day (and the driver doesn’t have a key/alarm code for delivery) please let us know by Friday, 2pm, by calling the Circulation Desk (271-2616).
October 1, 2015
September 30, 2015
Talking Books Division, NH State Library
NH Law Library
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