Monthly Archives: May 2008

Saranac Server Maintenance May 23, 2008

ITEC will be performing maintenance on the Saranac server only tomorrow morning, Friday, May 23, 2008.

It is anticipated that the server will be available by 8 a.m.

Please note that any jobs that run before 8 a.m. may need to be run manually after the server is back up. Please check your output before manually running the job to avoid overwriting anything.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Please send any questions or requests for clarification directly to me: val@itec.suny.edu

This is for campuses on the SARANAC server only; the other servers will not be affected.

Thank you in advance for your understanding.

–Valerie

Valerie A. Lehman

ITEC Application Support

1300 Elmwood Ave – TR200

Buffalo, NY 14222

 

Phone: 716-878-4832 (ITEC office)

716-878-5552 (direct, no voice mail)

716-713-6835 (cell, voice mail)

 

Email: scacad@itec.suny.edu (Applications group)

val@itec.suny.edu (direct)

Aleph v18 Upgrade Activities Beginning May 19

TO:   The following campuses with Aleph regions housed on

— DELAWARE:  BRO, CLI, ESC, FUL, INS, MVC, NIA, NOR

Your Aleph v16 DEV region will be taken down May 19 prior to 5:00am.  The v18 upgrade activities will then begin.  Please review the Upgrade Process Summary for the DEV region that is available on the Version 18 Upgrade Schedule.  The schedule is available at:  http://tinyurl.com/295tm4

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

 The v18 updates to the Aleph tables on the DEV side will become the basis for v18 tables updates on the PROD side.  Once your v16 DEV side is shutdown, DO NOT make changes to your v16 PROD side Aleph tables.  If you do continue to make changes on your v16 PROD side AFTER your v16 DEV sides is shutdown, you ****MUST**** keep track of those changes and redo them again once your v18 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 has been taking about 5 weeks before the v18 DEV regions have become available.  This time is needed to create the v18 environment that will be the basis for the v18 updates to the campus PROD region.  Please note that in the v14 to v16 upgrade, new hardware servers were installed for v16.  Consequently, building the v16 DEV regions was done outside of the v14 DEV/PROD server environment.  With the v18 migration, all upgrade work must be done on the current v16 servers.  The ITEC and OLIS staff will work diligently to create the v18 DEV regions within this constraint.

When the v18 DEV side becomes available for review, a message will be sent to the campus Aleph contact.  At the time the v18 DEV sides become available, Aleph campus contacts will receive a packet of information related to installing the v18 client, using Angel for Aleph v18 update training, the WebOPAC environment, use of Sandbox, lists of any Aleph tables that campuses might need to review, and other pertinent material.

Information on what is new in v18, Ex Libris v18 documentation, and Interwise sessions are available at http://www.sunyconnect.suny.edu/olisdocs/public/Aleph/ for your review.

Maureen

Aleph v18 Upgrade Activities beginning May 12

Hello everyone

TO:   The following campuses with Aleph regions housed on

— DELAWARE:  ADI, COB, COL, DUT, HVC, PLA, SCH

 Your Aleph v16 DEV region will be taken down May 12 prior to 5:00am.  The v18 upgrade activities will then begin.  Please review the Upgrade Process Summary for the DEV region that is available on the Version 18 Upgrade Schedule.  The schedule is available at http://tinyurl.com/295tm4.

 **********IMPORTANT**********

The v18 updates to the Aleph tables on the DEV side will become the basis for v18 tables updates on the PROD side.  Once your v16 DEV side is shutdown, DO NOT make changes to your v16 PROD side Aleph tables.  If you do continue to make changes on your v16 PROD side AFTER your v16 DEV sides is shutdown, you ****MUST**** keep track of those changes and redo them again once your v18 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 has been taking about 5 weeks before the v18 DEV regions have become available.  This time is needed to create the v18 environment that will be the basis for the v18 updates to the campus PROD region.  Please note that in the v14 to v16 upgrade, new hardware servers were installed for v16.  Consequently, building the v16 DEV regions was done outside of the v14 DEV/PROD server environment.  With the v18 migration, all upgrade work must be done on the current v16 servers.  The ITEC and OLIS staff will work diligently to create the v18 DEV regions within this constraint.

When the v18 DEV side becomes available for review, a message will be sent to the campus Aleph contact.  At the time the v18 DEV sides become available, Aleph campus contacts will receive a packet of information related to installing the v18 client, using Angel for Aleph v18 update training, the WebOPAC environment, use of Sandbox, lists of any Aleph tables that campuses might need to review, and other pertinent material.

Information on what is new in v18, Ex Libris v18 documentation, and Interwise sessions are available at http://www.sunyconnect.suny.edu/olisdocs/public/Aleph/ for your review.

Maureen

 

EBSCOhost 2.0 webinar Thursday 5/8/08 (noon)

Dear EBSCO Customer,

Would you like to preview the new EBSCOhost 2.0 user interface, scheduled for a July 2008 release? I will conduct a 20-minute online demonstration of the new interface design, to provide an overview of its functionality and many new features.

The online demonstration will be held on:

Thursday, May 8, 2008 at
12:00 NOON, Eastern Time

 

There is no charge to EBSCO customers. To register, write to EBSCO Publishing (epaes@ebscohost.com) with the following information:

· Your Name:

· Your Title:

· Your email address:

· Your Institution’s Name and Location:

·

You will receive an email with information on how to join the meeting. Audio options will be presented onscreen when you actually join the meeting. You will need a computer and a telephone, or a headset attached to your computer, to participate in the event.

I look forward to your participation!

Regards,

Marcie Brown
Technical Communications Manager
EBSCO Publishing
10 Estes Street
Ipswich, MA 01938

Aleph v18 Upgrade Activities Beginning May 5

RE:  18 upgrade of campus DEV regions for

— SARANAC:  ALF, CER, CNG, FIN, GCC, JAM, POT

Your Aleph v16 DEV region will be taken down May 5 prior to 5:00am.  The v18 upgrade activities will then begin.  Please review the Upgrade Process Summary for the DEV region that is available on the Version 18 Upgrade Schedule.  The schedule is available at:  http://tinyurl.com/295tm4.

 
**********IMPORTANT**********

 The v18 updates to the Aleph tables on the DEV side will become the basis for v18 tables updates on the PROD side.  Once your v16 DEV side is shutdown, DO NOT make changes to your v16 PROD side Aleph tables.  If you do continue to make changes on your v16 PROD side AFTER your v16 DEV sides is shutdown, you ****MUST**** keep track of those changes and redo them again once your v18 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**********

 The v18 DEV region will be available in three to four weeks minimally.  This time is needed to create the v18 environment that will be the basis for the v18 updates to the campus PROD region.  Please note that in the v14 to v16 upgrade, new hardware servers were installed for v16.  Consequently, building the v16 DEV regions was done outside of the v14 DEV/PROD server environment.  With the v18 migration, all upgrade work must be done on the current v16 servers.  The ITEC and OLIS staff will work diligently to create the v18 DEV regions within this constraint.

When the v18 DEV side becomes available for review, a message will be sent to the campus Aleph contact.  At the time the v18 DEV sides become available, Aleph campus contacts will receive a packet of information related to installing the v18 client, using Angel for Aleph v18 update training, the WebOPAC environment, use of Sandbox, lists of any Aleph tables that campuses might need to review, and other pertinent material.

Information on what is new in v18, Ex Libris v18 documentation, and Interwise sessions are available at http://www.sunyconnect.suny.edu/olisdocs/public/Aleph/ for your review.

Maureen