RefWorks scheduled maintenance and downtime Feb. 28, 2015 at 10pm EST

On February 28, 2015, ProQuest will be upgrading its systems infrastructure to improve performance, security, and overall reliability of its products. The window is scheduled to begin at 10 p.m. Eastern Standard Time and will last for five (5) hours. This affects certain Proquest databases and RefWorks.

Please see the following link for the full description.

New books, reference, and video lists for January

The new acquisition lists are updated monthly and have featured a list of all the newly cataloged acquisitions including books, ebooks, CD’s, videos, and other material.  These lists are organized by the by Classification Number or first Subject Heading.

The new video lists are a subset of the new titles created as a separate list to make them easier to browse and a summary of the video is included.

The New Reference Books (print and digital)  is a monthly report of the print and digital reference titles added.

LibGuides Planned Down Time Friday, February 13, 2015 starting at 10pm

LibGuides Planned Down Time
Friday, February 13, 2015
starting at
10pm U.S. EST

A software update requires us to take down the LibGuides servers for about 90 minutes this Friday, February 13 starting at 10pm. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Colgate University’s Salmagundi yearbook is accessible online

This spring Colgate University’s Salmagundi yearbook is accessible online for the first time. The entire run of yearbooks, beginning in 1884, has been digitized into high quality, full-color scans and is available through the Libraries’ Digital Collections.  Until 1934, the focus of the yearbooks was on the junior class, because they were responsible for putting it together. The senior class was still pictured, but it was the juniors who had the spotlight with bigger pictures and more personal details. During World War II there was no production of Salmagundi, which is why there are no yearbooks for 1944, 1945, and 1946. Also, don’t forget that until 1890 the school was called Madison University

Oxford Art and Oxford Music databases are not available – Tuesday – Feb 3, 2015

Oxford Art and Oxford Music are not available this morning due to technical problems at the host site.  We have contacted the vendor and will update this entry when service is restored.

 

New books, reference, and video lists for December

The new acquisition lists are updated monthly and have featured a list of all the newly cataloged acquisitions including books, ebooks, CD’s, videos, and other material.  These lists are organized by the by Classification Number or first Subject Heading.

The new video lists are a subset of the new titles created as a separate list to make them easier to browse and a summary of the video is included.

The New Reference Books (print and digital)  is a monthly report of the print and digital reference titles added.

Encore hardware maintenance – Thursday Morning – January 22nd

Encore hardware maintenance is scheduled for  Thursday Morning – January 22nd.  The Encore keyword searching will be unavailable (noted as Keyword search in the menus).  The Classic catalog indexes including Advance Keyword will be available during the service.

LASR Storage and Retrieval System annual maintenance January 21st and 22nd

The LASR storage and retrieval system will receive its annual preventive maintenance on Wednesday,  January 21, and Thursday, January 22. Materials stored in LASR will be unavailable for retrieval while maintenance is being performed. Library staff will retrieve materials when maintenance workers are taking breaks. Normal service will resume Friday, January 23, or earlier if work is completed ahead of schedule.

Please expect delays if you request items from LASR during this time. The following schedule is an approximation based on the anticipated maintenance schedule. Materials will be available:

• After 5:00PM Tuesday, January 20, and before 8:00AM Wednesday, January 21, if retrieval requests are posted by 9:00AM Tuesday, January 21

• After 8:00AM and before 12:00PM (noon) Wednesday, January 21, if retrieval requests are posted by 1:30PM Wednesday, January 21

• After 12:00PM (noon) Wednesday, January 21 and before 8:00AM Thursday, January 22, if retrieval requests are posted by 9:00AM Thursday, January 22

• After 8:00AM and before 12:00PM (noon) Thursday, January 22, if retrieval requests are posted by 1:30PM Thursday, January 22

• After 12:00PM (noonThursday, January 22, and before 8:00AM Friday, January 23, if retrieval requests are posted by 9:00AM Friday, January 23

Encore catalog search outage – Friday – Jan 16th – service restored – 4:24 pm

There will be a short outage for additional maintenance of the Encore server Friday afternoon This will disable the keyword search on the Libaries home page during the maintenance.

The Classic Catalog interface will be available during the outage but do not use the keyword search as it actually searches Encore.

Service restored – Friday afternoon – 4:24 pm

Encore catalog search not available on Wednesday, January 14th, 8-9 am for maintenance – completed

The Encore interface to to the Libraries’ catalog will not be available on Wednesday, January 14th from about 8 – 9 am to perform needed maintenance.

The Classic Catalog interface will be available during the outage but do not use the keyword search as it actually searches Encore.

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Maintenance was completed by 9:00 am.