NHAIS Notes is a way for the New Hampshire State Library to disseminate information about NHAIS programs and issues. The mission of the New Hampshire Automated Information System (NHAIS) is to promote and improve access to library and information resources for and about New Hampshire. Suggestions or comments about this blog should be sent to email@example.com
The NH State Library will be CLOSED on Monday, September 1, 2014, in observance of Labor Day. There will be NO VAN DELIVERY on this 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.
The Holdings Maintenance page on NHU-PAC formerly included a form libraries could fill out to provide NHAIS Services staff with information about bibliographic materials for which no MARC record was available in NHU-PAC.
We have created a new form and the processes here at NHAIS Services that we need to process these requests for records.
The link to the new "Add Brief Records" form is
Last week David Harris put together several detailed posts explaining the work arounds available to libraries while our holdings maintenance system remains out of commission.
To make all this information easier to find we have created a "Holdings Maintenance Work Arounds" page. Links to all David's directions are there and as additional work arounds are developed they will be added to the page. You can connect to this new page via a link under "NHAIS Notes Pages" at the top of the right-hand sidebar of NHAIS Notes. You can also connect to it by clicking on the "Holdings Maintenance" tab on the NHU-PAC.