Due to a last minute technical question that came to our attention, the upgrade to the Voyager server has been postponed. No date for the upgrade of the operating system has been set.
The Voyager integrated library system will be off-line on Thursday, December 20 beginning at 9:00 a.m. in order to upgrade the server’s operating system. The systems affected will include:
- The Online Catalog
We anticipate that the system will be down for only about four hours, but the entire day has been reserved as a maintenance window.
The new nine-digit ID numbers used by PowerCampus have now been loaded onto the Library’s circulation system. Since the older eight, seven, or ten digit cards that have been in use for many years can no longer be read, and until everyone obtains a new card, the staff asks that everyone please be patient during checkout while we enter the card information manually.
When the University updated its back office systems to PowerCampus, it was necessary to change the ID numbers for students, faculty and staff. As you may well know by now, that means that everyone has to get updated ID cards. In order for the Library’s circulation system to read those cards, we must update all current records. The library staff has worked out a method which will allow most student ID numbers to be updated by a series of batch jobs. This means that the library staff will have to manually update some student and all faculty and staff ID records.
Because the Library could not begin this process until shortly before the new University ID cards would be issued, there will be a period of time during which we will not be able to read your ID card at the Circulation Desk. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience or delay this may cause and crave your patience in this matter.