October 14, 2016

Van survey coming up

Hello folks,
Next week we will be sending out our annual van survey form to libraries. The survey will take place the week of Oct. 24-28th. Please return the completed forms to me after that week. If you have any questions please contact me.

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

October 6, 2016

No LR van Fri 10/7/16

We are cancelling Friday’s Lakes Region van route. Sorry for the inconvenience. Below are the affected libraries:

NH State Prison, Concord
Newfound Regional High School
New Hampton
Center Harbor

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

September 26, 2016

Brief interruptions of NHU-PAC Tues. morning 9/27

The last Tuesday morning of the month is server maintenance time here at NHAIS Services.  Expect a couple of interruptions to the NHU-PAC on Tuesday, Sept. 27: the NHU-PAC will be offline for about 10 minutes starting at 7:35 a.m. while the ILL program will be interrupted for less than a minute at 9 a.m.

September 22, 2016

Van Delivery Overflow Bins

Often times, a van driver will need to drop off an "overflow" bin at a library while delivering materials on the van delivery route. If you receive an "overflow" bin on your delivery day, please make sure that you return it the next time the van stops at your library.   These bins belong to the State Library and often are in short supply due to the volume of materials being transported. Your cooperation in the speedy return of these bins would be appreciated by all of the van drivers.

September 21, 2016

Brief NHU-PAC searching interruption Thurs. 9/22 7:35am

There will be a brief interruption of NHU-PAC keyword searching starting at 7:35 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 22.  This is to allow installation of updated keyword indexes.  Searching will be restored within 5 minutes.

Columbus Day - Van Delivery Service

The NH State Library is OPEN on Columbus Day, Monday, October 10, 2016, 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 Thursday, October 6th, 2pm, by calling the Circulation Desk (271-2616).  

September 19, 2016

NHU-PAC ILL class October 4

NHU-PAC interlibrary loan training will be offered online on the morning of Tuesday, October 4.  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 section) 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.

September 12, 2016

Interlibrary loan with New Hampshire colleges

With schools back in session, NHU-PAC ILL users selecting lender strings will now see check boxes next to the names of numerous schools--check boxes that had disappeared during summer vacation, when school libraries weren't staffed to check for ILL requests.  Users may still see a lack of check boxes next to the names of several colleges.  While these colleges have holdings displayed in the NHU-PAC, they aren't using the NHU-PAC to receive ILL requests.  You can still request materials from these colleges through other channels--check out the NH Colleges and ILL page on the NHAIS Services website for specifics.

August 25, 2016

No NC van Thurs. 8/25

Due to illness, today’s North Country van route is cancelled. We apologize for the inconvenience. The following libraries will not receive delivery today:
White Mountains Regional High School
White Mountains Community College, Berlin

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