October 30, 2015
As with last weekend, our online catalogue will be down again for a few hours Friday, October 30 starting at 8:00PM to rebuild a huge batch of records. It is expected that the downtime will be less than 2 hours and should not effect other library databases.
October 23, 2015
Alloway Library's online eLibrary will be unavailable starting at 6:00 PM this Saturday (October 24.) Our software is scheduled for an extensive rebuild of all items in the catalogue and it will take several hours to complete.
"It's the first time we've done this and I'm hoping everything will run smoothly and the system will come back up as it's supposed to," noted Alloway Library's System Administrator Shirley Lee. She anticipates that the library catalogue will be accessible again by Sunday morning.
This rebuild is required in order to activate time-saving features which will enable staff to search for and modify items in the collection using various characteristics such as item type, category, location, and circulation activity.
Other databases, including JSTOR, EBSCOhost and others will not be affected during this upgrade of the library's catalogue.
It also has a cool dashboard that shows the environmental impact of printing. To find out about one aspect of your academic carbon footprint, click on the Environmental Dashboard link on the bottom of your PaperCut summary interface.
Clicking on it displays an infographic that summarizes how much of a tree you have used and, how many trees TWU has used since 2006.
Find out more about printing at Alloway Library's FAQ page.
How many trees has your printing used?
October 20, 2015
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October 15, 2015
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