The INHS Library News blog is to inform users of new resources, library events, library systems downtime, and library schedule changes.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

New Books, Invasive Species, and Wildlife Gardening Displays

The new books display has been updated. This batch will be on display through July 7. To reserve a book currently on the new books display, write your name on the blue streamer in the book. We'll route it to you when it comes off display. Also see the online new book list, which lists materials added to the INHS Library Collection in the past 60 days.

Selected books on invasive species and wildlife gardening are featured on the tall bookcases at the north end of the library. These books are available for immediate check-out.

Friday, May 19, 2006

Library Catalog Upgrade, some service limitations in June

The UIUC Catalog will be disabled for approximately 2 weeks in June for a system upgrade. Searching will be possible, but some UIUC Catalog and I-Share Catalog related services will be unavailable during the upgrade. Other online library services such as electronic databases, indexes, journals, or Interlibrary Loan will be unaffected.

Important dates and affective services are outlined below:

June 6:
Users will be unable to place requests for materials from other I-Share libraries via the I-Share catalog. Users may request items from other UIUC Libraries via the UIUC Catalog until June 14.

June 14:
The UIUC Catalog will become static, which will have the following impacts on library services:

  1. Users will be unable to charge/request/renew materials in the online catalog.
    Users will still be able to charge/renew books in person at a Library service desk.
  2. No new records will be added to UIUC Catalog or to the I-Share Catalog after 5:00 PM, June 14.
  3. Circulation status of materials will not reflect transactions that take place after 5:00 PM, June 14.
  4. Materials returned by users to the Library during this period will not be discharged from users' accounts until the system is reactivated; however, materials also will not come due during the downtime.
  5. Library materials cannot be recalled during this period.
  6. No overdue or pickup notices will be sent.
  7. "My Account" in the catalog will lead to a page warning that the account information is not current.
Services will be restored when the upgrade is complete. The Library estimates that the downtime will last a maximum of 2 weeks.
The Library regrets any inconvenience.
Please contact us at the INHS Library (333-6892, or the Library's Telephone Center (333-8400) if you have any questions about the upgrade.
Thanks for your patience!