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Amy Lewis: October 2009 Archives

Beginning at 4pm on Friday 10/23 until Monday morning many library systems, including Aleph, will be down. The outage is occurring so the Office of Information Technology (OIT) can increase the amount of utility and emergency power to the University's data center located in the West Bank Office Building (WBOB).

How will we be affected?

--On Friday 10/23 at 4pm Aleph will go down and remain down until Monday. Do not try to open Aleph during this time. Instead, check out library materials using the Offline Circulation. Offline Circulation is on one computer at the basement circulation desk (the one closest to the network printer). To open Offline Circulation, click on the lowest icon on the desktop.

--The 2nd Floor desk staff should refer all users wanting to check-out materials to the basement desk. All transactions must occur on the one computer. Multiple instances can lead to problems when transactions are loaded on Monday.

--Place all returns (except Reserve materials) on the designated shelves behind the Reserve collections. The shelves will be clearly labeled. You do not need to sort Walter books, journals, Wilson books, Magrath, etc. Simply place all library returns on these shelves. The returns will be processed once Aleph is back online on Monday.

--Reserves should be checked-out and returned using Offline Circulation. These materials should be reshelved as usual - within the Reserve collection.

--Pickup 2 will not be done and shelving times will be re-assigned for the weekend.

--SMART Equipment should be checked-out and returned using Offline Circulation. Patrons may be escorted from SMART to the basement desk by SMART staff in order to check-out the equipment.

--MNCAT Classic will be available for searching only, with NO access to Your Account, Recall, Renewals or Get It.

--Continue using Offline Circulation until given the all-clear by a supervisor on Monday morning.

Please let us know if you have any questions.

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