October 1, 2015

NHU-PAC offline Fri 10/2 7:30 am

The NHU-PAC will be offline starting around 7:30 on Friday morning, Oct. 2.  The outage is expected to last around 10 minutes.

September 30, 2015

CD van canceled 9/30

Sorry, folks, but the Capital District van route is canceled today (Wed., 9/30):

Book Bag Storage
NH Hospital
Talking Books Division, NH State Library
NH Law Library
NHTI, Concord's Community College
NH Hospital

September 29, 2015

NHU-PAC offline Tue 9/29 7:45am

The NHU-PAC will be offline for about 10 minutes this morning (9/29) starting at 7:45.  Also expect a very brief interruption of ILL service around 9 a.m.  This is part of our last-Tuesday-of-the-month server maintenance routine.

September 22, 2015

NHU-PAC offline Tue a.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 22, 7:40 a.m.: The NHU-PAC is offline at this time.  Service should be restored in about 10 minutes.

September 17, 2015

Van Delivery Route Update - Thursday, September 17, 2015

The North Country and the Southwestern van delivery routes are running on a delay today.  The North Country route may have to be cancelled, but I will send out a message later in the day if that is the case.  All other routes should be running as scheduled.


September 4, 2015

Van Delivery Change - Southeastern Route - Friday, Sept. 11

The Southeastern delivery route for Friday September 11th is going to run one day early -  Thursday, September 10th.  This is a one time change.    The affected libraries are:

North Hampton

All other Friday routes will be running their normal schedule.  Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

August 27, 2015

Van Delivery News - September 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

NHU-PAC back online

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.

NHU-PAC offline Thurs 8/20 8-8:15am

The NHU-PAC will be offline this morning (Thursday, August 20) starting at 8 a.m. to address searching problems.  The database should be back online by 8:15.