Monthly Archives: June 2008

Test drive EBSCOhost 2.0

Dear EBSCO Customer,We are excited to announce that you and your user community now have the opportunity to try out the BETA version of EBSCOhost 2.0, right from the New Features page in EBSCOhost!

For some important details concerning the functionality of the BETA, click here. or copy and paste this URL into your browser: http://support.epnet.com/knowledge_base/detail.php?id=3993.

Get a head start on how to use the new design, which will be fully implemented in July, by clicking on the Test Drive link on your EBSCOhost New Features page. (Access the New Features page from its link in the upper right corner of your EBSCOhost screen.)

Visit the EBSCOhost 2.0 Marketing web site (http://www.ebscohost.com/2.0) to view these helpful marketing tools:

  • Flash demonstration (run time: ten minutes, no audio)
  • PowerPoint
  • Full descriptions of the new features and functionality of EBSCOhost 2.0, including screen shots
  • Printable brochure

Visit EBSCO’s 2.0 Support Center (http://support.epnet.com/ebscohost2) to access these support materials:

  • Printable poster
  • Help Sheets
  • User Guide, presented in topical sections to enable printing of the specific information you need
  • Online training registration form

The EBSCOhost 2.0 BETA will remain available on the New Features page for you to sample, until its final implementation in July. We will send you a final notification a few days before the cutover takes place.Visit EBSCO’s Support Site (http://support.ebsco.com) to learn about new features, search among thousands of FAQs, download Flash tutorials, Help Sheets or User Guides, or communicate with Technical Support at any time, using the EBSCO Support Form (http://support.epnet.com/contact/askus.php).

Sincerely,

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

Aleph v18 Upgrade Status Information, June 6, 2008

Good Afternoon

Here are updates regarding the Aleph v18 upgrade on the shared servers:

v18 DEV Regions
All v18 DEV regions on Delaware, Saranac and Seneca are available for review.  Campus contacts have been notified.

v18 PROD Regions
The following v18 PROD region are now available for production.  Campus contacts for these sites have been notified.

Seneca server
COR, MOR, ONO, OSW, UPS

with only 51 more to go!

The Aleph v18 Upgrade schedule is available at http://tinyurl.com/295tm4.   Additional information related to the Aleph v18 upgrade, including the list of campus contacts, is available at: http://www.sunyconnect.suny.edu/support/alephv18support.htm

Maureen
_________________________
Maureen Zajkowski
SUNYConnect Program Manager
Office of Library and Information Services
State University Plaza
Albany, New York  12246
voice:  518-443-5577
fax:  518-443-5358

Aleph v18 PLIF and SICAS Banner SORYALD program

TO:  Campuses receiving an Aleph PLIF from Banner

This information is from Bill Grau of the SICAS Center:

SICAS provided the update to the PLIF for Aleph v18 as part of their Student 7.4S1 release.  He said that if any SICAS member campuses have questions, to send them to his attention:

Bill Grau
Student Solution Specialist
SICAS Center
graufw@oneonta.edu
607-436-2826 phone

Maureen
_________________________
Maureen Zajkowski
SUNYConnect Program Manager
Office of Library and Information Services
State University Plaza
Albany, New York  12246
voice:  518-443-5577
fax:  518-443-5358

Opposing Viewpoints database renewed for all SUNYConnect

The Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center has been renewed as a SUNYConnect database (July 2008 – June 2009).

Thanks to the following SUNYConnect libraries for their subscription dollars. Those dollars make the resource available to all of SUNYConnect. In addition, per campus costs were reduced by approximately 28%.

Thanks to Binghamton, Buffalo, Stony Brook, Brockport, Buffalo State, Empire, Erie, Fredonia, Geneseo, Monroe, Nassau, New Paltz, Old Westbury, Oneonta, Oswego, Plattsburgh, Suffolk, Adirondack, Alfred University, Broome, Cayuga, Cobleskill, Columbia-Greene, Corning, Delhi, Dutchess, Fashion Institute, Finger Lakes, Fulton-Montgomery, Genesee, Herkimer, Hudson Valley, Jamestown, Jefferson, Mohawk Valley, North Country, Orange, Potsdam, Schenectatdy, SUNYIT, Tompkins Cortland, Westchester, Sullivan, Onondaga and Albany

for making SUNYergy happen.

v18 job_list

We have discovered that some jobs in the v18 job_list appear to run just fine; however, there is no data in the output file. We have reviewed the v18 job_list for all campuses and have made the following edits:

p_cir_17, p_cir_50, p_cir_51, p_cir52 – The “,00,” that indicated ‘All Item Statuses’ was changed to a blank “,,” in the parameter string.

Testing shows that p_cir_07, p_cir_10, p_cir_12, p_cir_13 are working fine with the existing parameters.

All changes to the v18 job_lists became effective Monday, June 2.

Should you experience any problems with jobs running out of the job_list, especially when you are expecting data and none is returned, please report them to OLIS via Footprints. There is a Footprints Service Task for: Aleph job list/daemon v.18.

With every new version of Aleph comes a few surprises. Thanks for your understanding.

— Natalie

Aleph v18 Upgrade Status Information, June 2, 2008

RE:  Aleph v18 Upgrades for campuses on the shared servers:

**PROD Region information**

The Aleph v18 PROD region upgrades will begin June 3 and will continue through mid-August.  The schedule is available directly at http://tinyurl.com/295tm4.  Reminders will be sent to campus contacts.

Campuses can expect to be down from 12:00am on the day that their Aleph three letter code appears on the calendar until mid-day of the next day. Campus contacts will be notified when their campus v18 PROD region becomes available.

Additional information related to the Aleph v18 upgrade, including the list of campus contacts, is available at: http://www.sunyconnect.suny.edu/support/alephv18support.htm

**DEV Region information**
As of June 2, 2008

Aleph contacts at the following campuses have been notified that their v18 DEV regions are available:

SENECA:
BRH, BCC, CAY, COR, FAR, FIT, HER, MAR, MOR, NAS, OLD, ONO, OPT, OSW, SUF, TCC, UPS, WES

SARANAC:
AUA, BSC, CAN, DEL ERI, FRE, GEN, JEF, MON, ONE, ORN, PUR, RCC, SUL ULS

DELAWARE:
ADI, BRO, COB, COL, DUT, HVC, NEW, SCH

Maureen
_________________________
Maureen Zajkowski
SUNYConnect Program Manager
Office of Library and Information Services
State University Plaza
Albany, New York  12246
voice:  518-443-5577
fax:  518-443-5358