May 21, 2015

Upcoming NHU-PAC outages

Friday, May 22:  There will be a brief interruption of NHU-PAC searching starting at 7:35 a.m.  The NHU-PAC will remain online but keyword searches won't work for about 5 minutes while indexes are updated.

Tuesday, May 26:  The regularly scheduled server restart will not happen on this date and there should be no interruption of NHU-PAC functions.

Friday, May 29:  The NHU-PAC will go offline at 3 p.m. and will remain out of service for the weekend while electrical work is being done at the state's server room.  We hope to restore normal service on the morning of Monday, June 1.

May 5, 2015

April Deletions are Done

All of the deletions files sent to NHAIS Services in April 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 April 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 received 132 files containing 20,425 bib numbers for item deletion in April 2015.

There were 36 files this month that had to be edited to remove extra spaces in the numbers before they could be successfully processed. I did not email every library that had this issue, but there have been files with spaces every month which makes the deletions process take longer than it should. I created a short video on spaces in deletions files which shows how these spaces appear in the files and how to get rid of them. Please take a look at it and make sure your files are not being sent to us with this problem.

Van Delivery News, May 2015

The NH State Library will be closed on Monday, May 25, 2015 in observance of Memorial 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.

North Country Van Route Cancellation, 5/5/15



Today’s North Country Van Delivery Route is cancelled due to illness.  The libraries not receiving delivery today are:

Lancaster
Colebrook
White Mountains Community College, Berlin
Berlin
Jackson
North Conway
Conway
Madison
Bartlett
Twin Mountain

Sorry for the inconvenience.

Diana

April 28, 2015

SE van route adjustment



Beginning this Friday (May 1st) we are tweaking the Southeast van route driver schedule. Tori Weatherbee will be driving the route on Monday/Friday and Rodney Knieriemen will be driving on Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday. Tori will continue to drive the Capital District route on Wednesdays.

Donna Gilbreth
Supervisor, Reference and Information Services Section
New Hampshire State Library
20 Park Street
Concord, NH 03301
603-271-2060

Brief NHU-PAC outage Tue 4/28 7:35am

It's the last Tuesday of the month so there will be a brief interruption of NHU-PAC service starting at 7:35 a.m.  Service should be restored by 7:45.

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.

Lancaster
Colebrook
White Mountains Community College, Berlin
Berlin
Jackson
North Conway
Conway
Madison
Bartlett
Twin Mountain

Donna Gilbreth
Supervisor, Reference and Information Services Section
New Hampshire State Library
20 Park Street
Concord, NH 03301
603-271-2060

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