Libraries will participate in Campus "Low-Tech Weekend" Oct 24-25

Update: Nov 1st there will again be outages of library services do the OIT upgrade:

Notes are being posted in all systems affected by this work and the
System Status page at http://systemstatus.umn.edu . Thank you for your
support while OIT makes improvements to their infrastructure.


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As many of you are probably aware, there is a scheduled downtime for many Library and Campus Systems on October 24 and 25, 2009.

A significant downtime period affecting many library systems (ie. MNCAT, UThink) and nearly all enterprise and university-wide applications (ie. Email, UMcal) supported by the Office of Information Technology (OIT) is scheduled to start at 2:00 am on Saturday, October 24, 2009 and conclude at 12:00 pm on Sunday, October 25, 2009. This outage is being scheduled so that OIT can increase the amount of utility and emergency power to the University's primary data center, which is located in the West Bank Office Building (WBOB). This will provide for a much-needed increase in the reliability, availability, and capacity of this data center.

A complete listing of library systems and their expected availability status can be accessed at: https://wiki.lib.umn.edu/IT/Downtime . In order to maintain availability of key library systems - such as MNCAT (search only) and Find It (SFX) - one to two hour downtimes are scheduled to begin in the late afternoon of Friday, October 23, 2009. These details will be provided on the wiki page referenced above. We ask that you plan accordingly and ask for any clarification and additional information as needed.