November 26, 2014

LR van route truncated; NHSL closing 3pm Wed 11/26

The State Library (and other state offices) will be closing at 3 p.m. today due to the weather.

Also, the Lakes Region van route will be cutting short it’s route today due to weather and road conditions. Listed below are the libraries that will NOT receive deliveries today. I apologize for the inconvenience this will cause.

                Lakes Region Community College

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

November 25, 2014

No CD van Wed 11/26

Sorry for the last minute notification, but the Capital van route will be cancelled tomorrow, Nov. 26th.

The libraries not receiving deliveries that day are:

NH Law Library
NHTI, Concord's Community College
NH Hospital

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

November 24, 2014

Quick ILL interruption Tue 11/25 9am

There will be a very brief interruption of NHU-PAC ILL service around 9 a.m. on Tuesday, November 25.  This interruption should take less than a minute.

There's usually a full system restart on the last Tuesday of the month but we won't be doing one tomorrow because the NHU-PAC was restarted just last week to address a problem with searches.

November 20, 2014

October Deletions

Earlier this week I finished up the last of the holdings deletions files sent in October. If you did not get an email or a phone call from me about issues with your file that means it was processed and you may send another file and that you can include more than 20 numbers in your files in the future.
If you have not sent a file yet, please include no more than 20 numbers in it AND don't send another file of deletes until your first file is processed at the end of the month.

Here is what we got in October 2014:

  • 175 files, containing 16,503 bib#s, were sent to us for processing in a format we could work with
  • 40 of those files included at least one bib# that had spaces in front of it requiring that we edit the spreadsheet before it could be successfully processed -- we did not have the time to contact every library that this applies to -- everyone should watch out for this when creating files
  • 9 files had an error that indicated they hadn't been saved as csv files (they might have been renamed as .csv, but weren't truly csv files)
  • The deletions for the files that were as requested (126 files) were all processed and deleted from NHU-PAC by the close of business on October 31st

Note: There were quite a few bib#s sent to us that identified records that did not have a holding for the sending library. When you look up an item in NHU-PAC to find the bib# be sure to verify that your library has a holding on that record. There are many cases where there are multiple matches in the database for the same ISBN and if you give us the bib# for the wrong record your holding won't get deleted.

The deletions files received in November will be processed the first week of December. I will post here when all the files are done for the month.

If you need help creating your deletions file please check out the video we created that walks you step-by-step though the process.

November 19, 2014

No LR Van Monday, November 24, 2014

There will be no Lakes Region Van Delivery Route on Monday, November 24, 2014, due to scheduled time off/subs.

The following libraries will not receive delivery on Monday:

New Hampton
Concord Public


Diana DeCota
Library Technician II
NH State Library
20 Park Street
Concord, NH  03301

NHU-PAC offline Wed 11/19 8:30-8:40am

Wednesday, Nov. 19: Because of continued issues with NHU-PAC intermittently turning up no search results when there should be something, I'm going to restart the server this morning start at 8:30.  Expect the NHU-PAC to be offline until about 8:40.  This should take care of searching discrepancies that have been happening since yesterday morning's power outage.

November 18, 2014

NHU-PAC searching

Tuesday, Nov. 18, 7:40 a.m.: There was an overnight power outage in Concord which affected the NHU-PAC.  All functions appear to be back to normal at this time.

November 17, 2014

No NC van Mon. 11/17

The North Country route is cancelled today (Nov. 17) due to bad weather and driving conditions. The following libraries will not receive van deliveries today:

Lisbon Regional High School

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

November 13, 2014

Alexandria export workshop Wed. 11/19 1:30pm - corrected link

An online workshop will take place next Wednesday (Nov. 19) to demonstrate exporting files of MARC records from Alexandria for purposes of adding holdings to the NHU-PAC.

To participate in the online demo, you'll need to be able to use GoToMeeting and to hear audio (via speakers or headphones) from your computer.  You don't need a microphone--participants will be able to submit questions through their keyboards.

use this link for Exporting Records from Alexandria, Wednesday, Nov. 19, 1:30 p.m.:

Although I've booked 45 minutes for the session, I expect all the important information will be covered in less than half that time.  You're welcome to join from work, from home, or from the road (unless you're driving, of course).  To attend, click on the link above at least 5 minutes before the scheduled start time and follow any prompts to launch Citrix GoToMeeting.  If you have questions about how the online meetings work, you can read the GoToMeeting FAQs or contact the NHAIS Help Desk.

[An earlier version of this message which was briefly posted on the NHAIS Notes blog had the wrong link for the workshop.  The URL listed above is correct.]