Thursday, June 30: There will be a brief interruption of NHU-PAC service starting at 2:25 this afternoon to address some performance issues. The NHU-PAC should be back online by 2:35.
June 30, 2016
June 28, 2016
We seem to be having issues with both the NHAIS-L and NHAIS-ILL listservs. We have notified the state's IT department about this and as soon as we get more information from them, we will send out an update. Until then, please forward your emails with error messages to us at the NHAIS help desk (firstname.lastname@example.org).
June 21, 2016
There will be a brief interruption of NHU-PAC keyword searching on Wednesday, June 22, starting at 7:35 a.m. Searching service should be restored by 7:40 a.m. This outage is to allow installation of rebuilt keyword indexes.
June 20, 2016
The N.H. State Library will be CLOSED on Monday, July 4, 2016 to observe Independence 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.
June 8, 2016
June 6, 2016
NHU-PAC interlibrary loan training will be offered online on the morning of Thursday, June 23. 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 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.
June 1, 2016
The North Country Van Delivery route for Wednesday, June 8th, is going to run on Monday, June 6th, due to not having a sub driver for that day. The affected libraries are:
Lisbon Regional High School
Thank you for your cooperation.
May 31, 2016
Talking Books Division, NH State Library
NH Law Library
NHTI, Concord's Community College