Aleph v20 sp3830 – DEV Completed

The Aleph v20 DEV side has been upgraded to Service Pack 3830 for ALL campuses on the shared servers.

Next steps:
1. Please update your Aleph GUI Client for the DEV region. Updates will be required for the Staff DEV GUI client to work with sp3830.

  • The OLIS has provided instructions on using “Version Check.” This enables changes to the client to be pushed from the server to the client installed on the desktop. The person responsible for distribution of the client would run Version Check on each PC in order to download the changes.
  • NOTE: A repackaged 3830 client (a complete executable client) is available but campuses would only need to install this client if desktop PCs are added/upgraded or if a corrupt client needs a fresh install.
  • Information regarding both options is available from the OLIS Support Portal at http://wiki.sln.suny.edu/x/FwRO under the link “Service Pack 3830 GUI”

2. Please review your DEV side. Test routine functions and report any questions or problems via Footprints at https://service.sunyconnect.suny.edu/footprints/help.html

Please note that your Aleph PROD regions will be upgraded on May 21 between 4:00am – 7:00am. You will be notified when your PROD regions are available.

Thank you
Maureen

Maureen C. Zajkowski
SUNYConnect Program Manager
The State University of New York
State University Plaza – Albany, New York 12246
Tel: 518.320.1477 Fax: 518.320.1554

Aleph and EDS Linksource – Process for Updating Your Web OPACs

Good morning everyone,

As campuses move from 360Link to LinkSource, it will be necessary to change the links in the Aleph OPAC for some campuses.  23 campuses currently display a link to 360Link on the serials holdings screen – links that should be changed to LinkSource.

When your campus is ready to switch the link from 360Link to LinkSource – on either prod or dev – please submit a Footprints for this work.  Select the Service Task “Aleph Web OPAC v.20” and specify the following:
* whether dev or prod is to be updated
* your Ezproxy (or other authentication) base URL

https://service.sunyconnect.suny.edu/footprints/help.html

Natalie Sturr has developed the procedure for implementing LinkSource in your web OPACs and will be the lead on these Footprints issues.

You will be asked to test this from both on and off-campus.

Campuses that currently use the 360Link on the Aleph serials holdings screen are:
AUA, BRH, BRO, CAN, CER, CLI, COR, ERI, FIT, HVC, MAR, MOR, NAS, OLD, ONE, OSW,
PLA, POT, PUR, SCH, TCC, ULS, WES

Let us know via Footprints if you have any questions about this process.

Thank you and happy holidays,

Laura K. Murray and Natalie Sturr

Laura K. Murray
Library Automation Specialist
The State University of New York
State University Plaza – Albany, New York 12246
Tel: 518.320.1477    Fax: 518.320.1554
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AIX to Linux Migration Schedules

TO:  Campus library staff with Aleph regions on Delaware, Saranac, and Seneca

Planning is underway to migrate Aleph regions on the current AIX servers (Delaware, Saranac, and Seneca) to new Linux servers.  Since Aleph will remain at version 20, there will be no changes to functionality.  The OLIS and ITEC have been working on processes to ensure that the migration will have minimal impact on local campus activities.

Information on the migration process, along with calendars indicating when campus Aleph regions will be migrated is available on the OLIS Confluence site at http://wiki.sln.suny.edu/x/AwPb  (logon required).

Time frames are:

  • DEV regions will be migrated from AIX to Linux from end of November through December 2012
  • PROD regions will be migrated from AIX to Linux from February through March 2013

Two dial-in conference calls will be scheduled to allow an opportunity for library staff to ask questions about the migration process and/or information provided in the attachment.  Pre-registration is not required for these calls.  The OLIS will document questions and answers for sharing with those who cannot participate.

The calls are scheduled for:

  • Wednesday, November 7, 10:00-11:00am
  • Thursday, November 15, 2:00-3:00pm

Dial-in information is available on the OLIS Confluence site at the URL listed above.

Thank you

Maureen

Maureen C. Zajkowski
SUNYConnect Program Manager
The State University of New York
State University Plaza – Albany, New York 12246
Tel: 518.320.1477    Fax: 518.320.1554
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ScienceDirect offline Saturday 8/25/12

“ScienceDirect, Scopus, Hub, Applications, SciVal, Journals Consult and the Admin Tool are expected to be offline and unavailable for approximately 19 hours beginning Saturday, August 25th, 2012 for scheduled maintenance for a new release.

The downtime by region is expected as follows:

  • New York Time: 7:30 AM EDT Saturday, August 25th – 2:30 AM EDT, Sunday, August 26th “

From: The Elsevier SciVerse Team [mailto:CustomerServiceAlerts@mail.elsevier-alerts.com]
Sent: Tuesday, August 14, 2012 10:42 AM
To: Schumacher, John
Subject: Scheduled outage and platform improvements on Elsevier’s ScienceDirect, Scopus, Hub & Apps

We are keen on making our users’ experience of the SciVerse suite of products as smooth, friendly, and effective as possible. For this reason we listen to our user’s feedback and plan new releases to improve the functionality. To implement these changes, we occasionally need to schedule an outage.

ScienceDirect, Scopus, Hub, Applications, SciVal, Journals Consult and the Admin Tool are expected to be offline and unavailable for approximately 19 hours beginning Saturday, August 25th, 2012 for scheduled maintenance for a new release.

What are the changes you will see with this new release?

ScienceDirect:    Effortless access to relevant information thanks to a new design for journal article and book chapter pages as well as improved user experience for RSS feeds, image search, and other features.

Scopus:               Easy updates with Alerts Features functionality improvement.

Hub:                    Faster and friendlier search capability through several new features.

Please click here to find out the details of the new features per each product.

The downtime by region is expected as follows:

  • New York Time: 7:30 AM EDT Saturday, August 25th – 2:30 AM EDT, Sunday, August 26th
  • London Time: 12:30 PM GMT Saturday, August 25th – 7:30 AM Sunday, August 26th
  • Singapore Time: 7:30 PM SGT Saturday, August 25th – 2:30 PM SGT Sunday, August 26th

We encourage you to share this information with your users to minimize the impact of the outage to their research and teaching schedule.

We apologize for the inconvenience while we improve your Elsevier products.

Kind regards,

The SciVerse Team

‘Tis the Season for Inventory – Aleph users beware

Yes – this is the time of year that many campuses undertake inventories and other collection management projects. If you run, or intend to run, the Shelf List job (p-item-05) – BEWARE.

Please take a look at Footprints Solution 6814:
How To Run p-item-05 and p-ret-adm-01 for a Shelf List Report

The document attached to this “How To” offers tips on effectively running p-item-05 and also shows how p-ret-adm-01 can be run as an alternative.

Starting with v.20, the OLIS has seen a marked increase in the number of p-item-05 jobs that need to be killed. If a large call number range is used in the input parameters the job hangs and needs to be killed by OLIS.

p-item-05 is problematic because it first searches on the Call Number range, and then limits those results by Collection.

Before running p-item-05, it would be helpful to review the document in Footprints 6814.

– Natalie

Aleph v20 Service Pack – Completed for DEV regions

To:  Campuses with Aleph regions hosted on Delaware, Saranac and Seneca

Hello everyone

Aleph v20 Service pack 3723 has been applied to the DEV regions of all three servers.  The DEV regions are now up and running and are available for review.

Campuses will need to update the DEV Aleph GUI client.  Documentation on using version check, as well as access to a new sp3723 client, are available at:

http://wiki.sln.suny.edu/x/TQKk  (logon required)

The calendar for the Campus PROD updates is available at

http://wiki.sln.suny.edu/x/kgB4 (logon required)

Please submit questions regarding the client update and the service pack upgrade to Footprints at http://service.sunyconnect.suny.edu/footprints/help.html

Thank you

Maureen

Aleph v20 Service Pack 3723 Upgrade

Friendly Reminder to Campuses with Aleph regions hosted on Delaware, Saranac, and Seneca:

DEV sides will be brought down on Monday, April 30 to begin the Service Pack upgrade.  The document available through the URL listed below provides details on the process.  Please review for more information.

http://wiki.sunyconnect.suny.edu/display/OLIS/Support+Portal under “Aleph Version 20 Support”  (you need to logon to see the link to Aleph Version 20 Support)

If you have any questions about the service pack update process please submit a Footprints issue and select the “Aleph Service Pack Updates” service task.

Thank you

Maureen C. Zajkowski
SUNYConnect Program Manager
The State University of New York
State University Plaza – Albany, New York 12246
Tel: 518.320.1477    Fax: 518.320.1554
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