Harris & Monaco Presenters at IUG-OH

Gregg Harris and Mike Monaco gave presentations at the Innovative Users Group Ohio conference (IUG-OH) at the State Library of Ohio on September 22. Gregg presented “Utilizing Payment Data with Excel VBA,” with Luke Avsec (alum of The University of Akron). Mike presented “Enhancing Your Catalog with MarcEdit: Batch-Adding Subject Headings and an OhioLINK Refresh Project” with Paul Heyde of Case Western Reserve University.

Nice work, both of you!

 

 

Memorial Map Cataloging Workshop

On September 11-12, the University Libraries hosted the John F. Kline Jr. Memorial Map Cataloging Workshop.  Joy Ramos and Valerie Jenkins attended the hands-on training as did 13 other catalogers from Ohio and five other states, with some coming from as far away as Montana and Alabama!  It was taught by Paige G. Andrew, a recognized authority on map cataloging from Penn State University.  The workshop was organized by Mike Monaco with invaluable assistance from Stephanie Everett, Melanie McGurr, David Prochazka, and Don Appleby.

 

What a thoughtful & educational tribute.

Sierra: Update 3.1 to be installed on 8/23/2017

The Sierra application and database servers will be updated to Sierra 3.1 at 2:00 pm on Wednesday August 23rd. Sierra will be down for 45-60 minutes during the upgrade and reboot.  Sierra should be back up and running by or before 3:00 pm.

  • This update includes all fixes, enhancements, and features included in Sierra 2.1 through 2.4. and 3.0.
  • Please open a Footprints ticket if you are unable to launch Sierra or have any post-update problems or issues.
  • To see what’s new in Sierra, and/or to access Sierra release notes, go to the Sierra SharePoint at: https://sps.uakron.edu/sites/UL/depts/es/ulsys/sierra/default.aspx.
  • eServices will be scheduling several What’s New in Sierra 3.0 Brown Bags in September and October.  More details coming soon.

McGurr Keeping Busy

Melanie McGurr, Ph.D., Head, Electronic Services

Melanie McGurr has been actively participating in professional activities.  She presented “Challenges and Opportunities: One Academic Library, Seven Hospitals and a Consortial Move“ with Demetria Patrick from NEOMED at ALA Annual in Chicago for the ALCTS Catalog Form and Function Committee.

She also joined the ALA Library Leadership and Management Association’s (LLAMA) Systems and Services Committee for a three-year term and recently started a one-year term as an ALCTS Mentor for a new librarian at a health sciences library.

Closer to home, Melanie is currently serving on The University of Akron Talent Development and Human Resources Committee.

Way to keep busy, Melanie!

 

 

 

Ashby & Monaco Present

Susan Ashby, Electronic Services

Mike Monaco, Coordinator, Cataloging Services, Electronic Services

On May 23rd, Susan Ashby and Mike Monaco presented “It takes a village (and a lot of documentation) : managing electronic resources,” at the 2017 Ohio Valley Group of Technical Services Librarians conference at Xavier University in Cincinnati.

Nice teamwork!

 

Monaco Presents & Reviews

Mike Monaco

Coordinator, Cataloging Services, Electronic Services

Mike Monaco published a short review of the website Allmusic.com in Technical Services Quarterly, vol. 34, 2017, issue 2, on March 20th.

On March 24th, he presented the program “Fifty shades of genre: understanding and taking advantage of form/genre headings” at the Ohio Library Council’s Central Chapter conference in Worthington, Ohio.

On March 30th he is scheduled to present three programs: “Fifty shades of genre,” “Respect your authorities! Authority records demystified,” and “Getting to know your catalog,” at the OLC’s Northeast Chapter conference at Kent State University.

Nice work, Mike!

 

 

 

 

 

Outage affecting all OhioLINK services Tuesday 3/21 7:30pm

OH-TECH needs to complete some urgent maintenance on the systems that govern access to our servers. This maintenance will take place on Tuesday, March 21 from 7:30-10pm. They are expecting any service outage during that window to be less than 30 minutes. During the outage, however, all OhioLINK services will be unavailable.

Affected Services:
· ohiolink.edu
· EJC
· EBC
· ETD Center
· Central Catalog*
· DRC
· Music Center
· Rave URL resolver

We are not anticipating any issues after the maintenance, as the services themselves are not being taken down. OH-TECH is just interrupting the access routes. Once access is restored, Judy and I will double check everything, but services should be up and functioning as they were before the maintenance.

* While the Central Catalog is unavailable, messages between local catalogs and Central will be queued and processed when Central is available again. This will include all PCIRC renewals and pickup anywhere transactions. Once the maintenance is completed, OhioLINK will check the record queues from the local catalogs to Central and make sure that they are connected and that any queued messages are being processed.

We recognize that OhioLINK users are working all the time, and regret any inconvenience that this maintenance may cause.

Please email support@ohiolink.edu with questions or issues.

Thanks,
Meghan

Meghan Frazer
Manager, Technology Integration
OhioLINK

ProQuest scheduled downtime 1/28-29

Over the weekend of Saturday-Sunday, 28-29 Jan. 2017, a ProQuest product maintenance window will launch worldwide to upgrade infrastructure, enhance security, and maintain reliability of your products.

During this 8-hour window, some ProQuest products will be unavailable. While the date and time were chosen to minimize the impact on our customers, we realize that some users may be affected, and we apologize for the inconvenience. Additionally, web-based customer access will be redirected to a webpage stating the planned maintenance times.

Global Timing

* United States (EST): Saturday, 28 Jan., 10:00 p.m. through Sunday, 29 Jan., 6:00 a.m.
* United Kingdom (GMT): Sunday, 29 Jan., 3:00 a.m. through Sunday, 29 Jan., 11:00 a.m.
* Australia (AEDT): Sunday, 29 Jan., 12:00 p.m. through Sunday, 29 Jan., 8:00 p.m.
* Tokyo (JST): Sunday, 29 Jan., 11:00 a.m. through Sunday, 29 Jan., 7:00 p.m.
* China (CST): Sunday, 29 Jan., 10:00 a.m. through Sunday, 29 Jan., 6:00 p.m.

The following products will be temporarily offline:

Research databases

* ProQuest platform (search.proquest.com)
* ProQuest Congressional (congressional.proquest.com)
* ProQuest Dialog (dialog.proquest.com)
* ProQuest Archiver
* ProQuest Trials
* Chadwyck-Healey US databases
* CultureGrams
* eLibrary (all editions)
* ProQuest Digital Microfilm
* ProQuest Obituaries
* ProQuest Research Companion
* SIRS (all editions)
* Ancestry
* Sanborn maps

Dissertation publishing

* ProQuest/UMI ETD Administrator

Reference management/Research support tools

* RefWorks
* COS Funding Opportunities
* COS Scholar Universe
* Pivot
* Papers Invited

Bibliographic and catalog enrichment resources

* Books in Print®
* LibraryThing for Libraries™
* Resources for College Libraries
* ProQuest Syndetic Solutions
* Self-Published Author