OLIS Service Announcement: Ebook Central and ebrary titles

With ProQuest’s impending move to Ebook Central for delivery of ebrary titles, it is unclear how data loads of MARC records into Aleph may be affected. There may be subtle changes in the MARC records that may require changes to the “fix” file used in p-manage-25. OLIS still needs to see these MARC records before knowing the extent of work that needs to be done.

If your campus loads ebrary MARC records into Aleph in batch and you move to Ebook Central, please contact OLIS via Footprints. Please do NOT load records from Ebook Central until OLIS can review and/or update your campus files and gives you the go-ahead to do the loads.

Thanks very much.

— Natalie

OLIS Service Announcement: Aleph OPAC now more secure

As of today, your Aleph OPAC is running over the more secure https protocol rather than http. Data passed between the browser and the Aleph server is encrypted on all screens and not just the patron login screens.

The url you are using for the prod OPAC is in the format:  http://zzz.sunyconnect.suny.edu:4##0/F
* zzz = campus code
* 4##0 = campus port number

After you click any Aleph link within the catalog, you will see the url changes to:  https://zzz.sunyconnect.suny.edu:4##9/F
* Note the ‘s’ in https and the last digit of the port number changes from 0 to 9.

If you’d like the opening screen of the OPAC to be https, you will need to change your link to:
Prod: https://zzz.sunyconnect.suny.edu:4##9/F
Dev: https://zzz-dev.sunyconnect.suny.edu:8##9/F
* Substitute your campus code and the middle 2 digits of your port number

If you have any questions specific to your campus, please submit a Footprints ticket.

— Natalie

Aleph Version 22 PROD Upgrades Completed

The Aleph v22 PROD upgrades were completed as of August 11, 2016 for all 57 campuses with Aleph regions housed at ITEC.

Maureen

 

Aleph version 22 PROD Upgrades to Begin

Everyone

The Aleph v22 PROD upgrades begin the week of June 20, 2016 and will continue through the second week of August.  Aleph campus contacts will be sent notifications prior to the scheduled upgrade with information on the PROD upgrade process.

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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v22 DEV Upgrade Completed – ALF, CER, CNG, ESF, GEN, NEW, POT

From: Zajkowski, Maureen [mailto:Maureen.Zajkowski@suny.edu]
Sent: Friday, May 27, 2016 3:39 PM
Subject: [sunylms] RE: OLIS Announcement: v22 DEV Upgrade Completed – ALF, CER, CNG, ESF, GEN, NEW, POT

Hello Everyone

The Aleph contacts at ALF, CER, CNG, ESF, GEN, NEW, and POT have been notified that the Aleph DEV regions for these campuses have now been upgraded to v22.  The campus contacts have received documentation to help the library staff through the v22 upgrade process.  These DEV sides are now available for review and testing.

This concludes the v22 upgrades for all Aleph DEV regions hosted at ITEC.  Kudos to Val, Natalie and the entire OLIS/ITEC team for making this a reality.  There is still more to come.  PROD upgrades begin June 21.

Have a great holiday weekend.

Regards

Maureen

v22 DEV Upgrade Completed – ALF, CER, CNG, ESF, GEN, NEW, POT

From: Zajkowski, Maureen
Sent: Friday, May 27, 2016 3:34 PM
Subject:v22 DEV Upgrade Completed – ALF, CER, CNG, ESF, GEN, NEW, POT

Hello Everyone

Your Aleph v22 DEV side is now ready for review.  Your server name and port numbers for the v22 DEV will be the same as for your 20 DEV.

The attached document provides information to help guide you through the v22 Upgrade.  The attached packet is being sent only to the Aleph campus contacts.  Please share this packet with your library colleagues at your campus.

The document includes information on accessing the v22 GUI (sorry – a new one must be installed), what’s new in v22, as well as tips for testing your data.

Please submit any questions related to the v22 upgrade and/or materials in this packet to Footprints.

Have a lovely holiday weekend.

Regards

Maureen

v22 DEV Upgrade to Begin – ALF, CER, CNG, ESF, GEN, NEW, POT

TO:   The Aleph contacts and staff at the following campuses

  • ALF (Alfred State)
  • CER (Alfred Ceramics)
  • CNG (Corning)
  • ESF (Environmental Science & Forestry)
  • GEN (Geneseo)
  • NEW (New Paltz)
  • POT (Potsdam)

RE:  v.22 upgrade of campus DEV regions for

  • ALF, CER, CNG, ESF, GEN, NEW, POT

Your Aleph v.20 DEV region will be taken down on Sunday May 22 prior to 5:00am.  The v.22 upgrade activities will then begin.  Please review the Upgrade Process Summary for the DEV region that is available on the Version 22 Upgrade Schedule.  The schedule is available at: http://wiki.sln.suny.edu/x/CYlzAQ.

**********IMPORTANT**********

The v.22 updates to the Aleph tables on the DEV side will become the basis for v.22 tables updates on the PROD side.  Once your v.20 DEV side is shutdown, DO NOT make changes to your v.20 PROD side Aleph tables.  If you do continue to make changes on your v.20 PROD side AFTER your v.20 DEV sides is shutdown, you ****MUST**** keep track of those changes and redo them again once your v.22 PROD side becomes available.

You can continue all work done through the Aleph Staff GUI such as adding and editing bibliographic records and functions associated with circulation, course reserves, acquisitions and serials.

**********IMPORTANT**********

It is anticipated that your DEV region will be unavailable for approximately one week. This time is needed to create the v.22 environment that will be the basis for the v.22 updates to the campus PROD region.  When the v.22 DEV side becomes available for review, a message will be posted to SUNYLMS and a direct email will be sent to the campus Aleph contact.  At that time the Aleph campus contact will receive a packet of information related to installing the v.22 client, using Angel for Aleph v.22 update training, the WebOPAC environment, lists of any Aleph tables that campuses might need to review, and other pertinent material.  Information on what is new in v.22 is available at http://wiki.sln.suny.edu/x/CYlzAQ.

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
Be a part of Generation SUNY: Facebook – Twitter – YouTube