September 4, 2015
August 27, 2015
The NH State Library will be CLOSED on Monday, September 7, 2015, 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.
August 20, 2015
Thursday, Aug. 20, 8:15 a.m.: The NHU-PAC is back online after a brief outage for unschueduled maintenance. Users began to post messages late yesterday--after I had left--about failed searches. I hope this morning's work will take care of the problem but I'll keep an eye on it today.
August 13, 2015
Thursday, Aug. 13, 12:15 p.m.: Scheduled maintenance on NHU-PAC servers has been completed for today. You should find all NHU-PAC functions working as usual. If you find otherwise, please call the NHAIS Help Desk at 271-2141.
August 10, 2015
The NH Department of Information Technology needs to make a switch change on the machines that run the NHU-PAC. This work will be done on Thursday, August 13, 2015 at noon and is expected to take 5-10 minutes. During this time you will not be able to connect to NHU-PAC (directly, via the web, via Z39.50, or for ILL).
Once everything is finished we will post a message to let everyone know the work is done.
July 28, 2015
The monthly maintenance is complete for July Except for the restart of the ILL server which will occur around 10am and take a minute or two.
If you find that the NHU-PAC is not functioning as you expect please contact the NHAIS Help Desk at 271-2141.
July 16, 2015
There will be a brief interruption of NHU-PAC searching starting around 7:35 a.m. on Friday, July 17. This is to allow installation of updated keyword indexes. Searching should be restored by 7:40.