April 21, 2015

No NC van Tue 4/21

Today’s (4/21) North Country van route is cancelled due to illness. We apologize for the inconvenience. Below are the affected libraries.

White Mountains Community College, Berlin
North Conway
Twin Mountain

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

April 20, 2015

NHU-PAC offline last weekend in May

Because of a change of date for electrical work in the state's server room, the NHU-PAC--and many other state websites--will now be offline during the last weekend of May.  It had previously been announced as the first weekend of May.  Under the new schedule, we expect to stop all NHU-PAC functions by 3 p.m. on Friday, May 29.  If all goes well, service should be restored on the morning of Monday, June 1.  Please plan accordingly.

April 17, 2015

March Deletions Done

All of the deletions files sent to NHAIS Services in March have now been processed. If the file you sent had an issue (or if it was the first one your library had sent) you got an email from me about it. If you sent us a file in March and you got a message from someone in NHAIS (in most cases it was Christine) telling you we got your file you can assume if you didn't hear anything further from us that your deletions have been processed.

We got 107 files containing 14,069 bib numbers for item deletion in March 2015.

There are 282 libraries signed up to participate in NHAIS ILL, which includes an obligation to maintain your NHU-PAC holdings. So far we have received deletions files from160 libraries (57%). 

If you need a refresher on how to create these files, or if you are ready to create your first deletions file, check out the directions and the video

April 9, 2015

NHU-PAC ILL back online

Thursday, Apr. 9, 3:05 p.m.: NHU-PAC ILL service has been restored.  We're keeping an eye on it.

NHU-PAC ILL offline

Thursday, Apr. 9, 3 p.m.: We're currently looking into a connectivity issue with NHU-PAC ILL.

April 8, 2015

Deletions Update

Several of you have inquired about the deletions files sent to NHAIS for processing since the beginning of the year. I have now finished processing all the deletions files we received in January and February. We got 217 files containing 27,906 bibliographic record numbers for item deletion.

If the file you sent was your library's first one (or you identified it as the first file a new person at your library was creating) you got an email telling you how things went. Otherwise if you sent a file (and got a confirmation email from us that it would be processed) you can assume it is completed.

Please be careful when you paste the numbers into the spreadsheet that you are not adding leading spaces. There were 33 files from January and February that had this problem and they cannot be processed until I review each one, find the spaces and delete them. I did not notify each individual library (there were about 30 different ones) of this issue, I just fixed them. Everyone creating these files should be careful about this. If you need a review of how to create the files the video we created walks you through the whole process.

I hope to have all the March files finished within the next week.

April 2, 2015

ILL training online Friday 4/10

With the ILL server back in business, NHAIS Services will offer a class in using the NHU-PAC for interlibrary loan on the afternoon of Friday, April 10, starting at noon.  To see details about this free online class and to register, go to the NHAIS training page and click on the registration site link.

April 1, 2015

No NC van Thurs. 4/2

The North Country van route for Thursday, April 2nd, is cancelled. We apologize for the inconvenience. The following libraries will not receive service tomorrow:

White Mountains Regional High School
Stratford School
White Mountains Community College, Berlin

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

March 31, 2015

Brief NHU-PAC outage Tue 3/31 7:35am

Tuesday, March 31: The NHU-PAC will be offline for about 10 minute starting at 7:35 a.m.  This is part of our regular last-Tuesday-of-the-month server maintenance routine.  Also expect a less-than-a-minute interruption of ILL service at 9 a.m.