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Fri, 14 Oct 2016 18:15:00 +0000Hello folks,Next week we will be sending out our annual van survey form to libraries. The survey will take place the week of Oct. 24-28th. Please return the completed forms to me after that week. If you have any questions please contact me.Donna GilbrethSupervisor, Reference and Information Services SectionNew Hampshire State Library20 Park StreetConcord, NH 03301603-271-2060Donna.firstname.lastname@example.org[...]
Thu, 06 Oct 2016 11:46:00 +0000We are cancelling Friday’s Lakes Region van route. Sorry for the inconvenience. Below are the affected libraries:NH State Prison, Concord Hill Bristol Newfound Regional High School New Hampton Meredith Center Harbor Wolfeboro Alton Gilford Laconia Sanbornton Donna GilbrethSupervisor, Reference and Information Services SectionNew Hampshire State Library20 Park StreetConcord, NH email@example.com/nhsl[...]
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 15:03:00 +0000The last Tuesday morning of the month is server maintenance time here at NHAIS Services. Expect a couple of interruptions to the NHU-PAC on Tuesday, Sept. 27: the NHU-PAC will be offline for about 10 minutes starting at 7:35 a.m. while the ILL program will be interrupted for less than a minute at 9 a.m.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 19:40:00 +0000Often times, a van driver will need to drop off an "overflow" bin at a library while delivering materials on the van delivery route. If you receive an "overflow" bin on your delivery day, please make sure that you return it the next time the van stops at your library. These bins belong to the State Library and often are in short supply due to the volume of materials being transported. Your cooperation in the speedy return of these bins would be appreciated by all of the van drivers.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 17:27:00 +0000There will be a brief interruption of NHU-PAC keyword searching starting at 7:35 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 22. This is to allow installation of updated keyword indexes. Searching will be restored within 5 minutes.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 14:37:00 +0000The NH State Library is OPEN on Columbus Day, Monday, October 10, 2016, which means the Van Delivery System will be running. If you are a Monday delivery and your library is closed for the day (and the driver doesn’t have a key/alarm code for delivery) please let us know by Thursday, October 6th, 2pm, by calling the Circulation Desk (271-2616).
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 16:21:00 +0000NHU-PAC interlibrary loan training will be offered online on the morning of Tuesday, October 4. See the "How to Register for Classes" section on the NHAIS Services training page for details and to sign up for classes.
Mon, 12 Sep 2016 17:09:00 +0000With schools back in session, NHU-PAC ILL users selecting lender strings will now see check boxes next to the names of numerous schools--check boxes that had disappeared during summer vacation, when school libraries weren't staffed to check for ILL requests. Users may still see a lack of check boxes next to the names of several colleges. While these colleges have holdings displayed in the NHU-PAC, they aren't using the NHU-PAC to receive ILL requests. You can still request materials from these colleges through other channels--check out the NH Colleges and ILL page on the NHAIS Services website for specifics.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 13:03:00 +0000Due to illness, today’s North Country van route is cancelled. We apologize for the inconvenience. The following libraries will not receive delivery today: Thursday Whitefield White Mountains Regional High School Lancaster Groveton Stratford Colebrook Errol Milan White Mountains Community College, Berlin Gorham RandolphJefferson Donna GilbrethSupervisor, Reference and Information Services SectionNew Hampshire State Library20 Park StreetConcord, NH firstname.lastname@example.org/nhsl[...]
Tue, 16 Aug 2016 17:52:00 +0000The NH State Library will be CLOSED on Monday, September 5, 2016, in observance of Labor Day. There will be NO VAN DELIVERY on this date.
Wed, 03 Aug 2016 15:11:00 +0000The NHU-PAC will be offline for about 10 minutes starting at 7:35 a.m. on Thursday, August 4, to allow implementation of some system updates.
Wed, 20 Jul 2016 19:03:00 +0000The NHAIS Help Desk will close at noon on Friday, July 22. We'll be back open for business at 8 a.m. on Monday the 25th.
Mon, 18 Jul 2016 17:18:00 +0000The Department of Cultural Resources is deeply saddened to announce that our long-time commissioner, Van McLeod, passed away this morning at 5 a.m. at Concord Hospital.Van was first confirmed to the position of commissioner in 1992. He brought to the job an extended background in theatre, film, rock concert production, event planning and promotion. Throughout his time in state government, he was a tireless champion for culture in all of its forms: the arts, film and television, historical preservation and libraries. He was as well known for his humor and compassion as he was for his devotion to supporting culture statewide. Van won many awards and accolades throughout his career, but perhaps the award he cherished most was the recognition that he was a great guy, universally liked and respected.Arrangements will be announced in the near future.[...]
Thu, 07 Jul 2016 12:28:00 +0000Thursday, July 7: Here’s the official word this morning from Linda Sheldon at the N.H. Dept. of Information Technology: “Good morning everyone.The Lists have been fixed and tested, all seems to be working correctly.Everyone is free to send messages.”As a workaround in recent days, Christine Martin has been forwarding messages intended for NHAIS-L and NHAIS-ILL via the NHAIS Help Desk mailbox (thank you!) but please don’t send any more messages for the lists to that mailbox. Address your messages directly to the appropriate list. Thank you.[...]
Wed, 06 Jul 2016 17:45:00 +0000We're extending our relay of messages to the NHAIS-L and NHAIS-ILL e-mail lists today until 3:30. Work continues to restore service to both lists. Instructions for the relay were sent out to list subscribers.
Tue, 05 Jul 2016 15:06:00 +0000We're extending our relay of messages to the NHAIS-L and NHAIS-ILL e-mail lists today until 3:00. Work continues to restore service to both lists. Instructions for the relay were sent out to list subscribers.
Fri, 01 Jul 2016 12:50:00 +0000Friday, July 1: Today only, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. only, NHAIS Services will relay messages to the NHAIS e-mail lists while work continues to restore normal service on those lists. Instructions on the workaround have been sent to subscribers.
Thu, 30 Jun 2016 18:21:00 +0000Thursday, June 30: There will be a brief interruption of NHU-PAC service starting at 2:25 this afternoon to address some performance issues. The NHU-PAC should be back online by 2:35.
Tue, 28 Jun 2016 15:41:00 +0000NH Dept. of Information Technology has looked into the listserv problem and this is what they reported back to us a few minutes ago:“It appears that a change was made to the state’s mail server and it created this problem, and perhaps others. We are in hopes to have this problem fixed by the end of the week.”There is no need to continue forwarding the server rejection messages to the NHAIS helpdesk.[...]
Tue, 28 Jun 2016 13:50:00 +0000We seem to be having issues with both the NHAIS-L and NHAIS-ILL listservs. We have notified the state's IT department about this and as soon as we get more information from them, we will send out an update. Until then, please forward your emails with error messages to us at the NHAIS help desk (email@example.com).
Tue, 21 Jun 2016 18:56:00 +0000There will be a brief interruption of NHU-PAC keyword searching on Wednesday, June 22, starting at 7:35 a.m. Searching service should be restored by 7:40 a.m. This outage is to allow installation of rebuilt keyword indexes.
Mon, 20 Jun 2016 13:48:00 +0000The N.H. State Library will be CLOSED on Monday, July 4, 2016 to observe Independence Day. There will be NO VAN DELIVERY on that date.For a complete list of all of the holidays the State Library is closed, please visit http://www.nh.gov/nhsl/services/librarians/van_delivery/instructions.html (the van delivery instructions) and scroll down to "NO Van Service".If for any other reason (e.g. bad weather) van service on a particular route(s) does not operate, libraries will be notified via an e-mail message and this blog. If your library does not receive van service on a particular day, please check your e-mail and this blog before calling the State Library.Please remember to properly label each item which you are sending via the Van Delivery Service. This will help ensure these items make it to the correct destination in a timely manner.If you need a refresher on how items should be marked for the van, please refer to the Van Delivery Service - Instructions, http://www.nh.gov/nhsl/services/librarians/van_delivery/instructions.html, and scroll down to number 3 of the guidelines, "Addressing material to be sent on the van".To print a current van directory list arranged in alphabetical order by library, please use the PDF version which is available at http://www.nh.gov/nhsl/services/librarians/van_delivery/documents/vandirectory.pdfYou will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print this pdf file. If you do not have it installed on your machine, you may down load it for free from http://www.adobe.co.uk/products/acrobat/readstep2.htmlDue to the ever increasing load of materials transported by the New Hampshire State Library van delivery system, our vans can reach maximum capacity before the end of a van route, especially following long weekends and holidays. Our drivers can decline to accept materials if they feel they cannot fit them safely on their van. We are also asking libraries to please be aware of volume during times when there is likely to be a problem. You should prioritize your materials to be picked up, in case some items must be left until the next van pick up. That will allow us to immediately transport the most important items as quickly as possible.If you have any questions you may contact Donna Gilbreth at 271-2060 or Diana DeCota at 271-2206.Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.[...]
Wed, 08 Jun 2016 15:59:00 +0000Hi Everyone, Short Take-away: · Your library will not be listed in the new library directory if you do not add the information electronically. · The information you added previously can be updatedto include more people! The Whole Story: The currentNH library directory will be replaced in the near future with a different kind of directory. The new directory will depend completely on electronicself-reporting. Each month a copy of the data will be made available on an editable Google sheet for editing. If you have edits or would like to include additional information at this time, please use the editable Google Sheet. If your library is not listed in the directory, please take a moment and complete a new entry with this Google Form. (Do NOT use the editable Google Sheet to add a new library.) Release Notes: Please read! · I’ve received requests to add information foro Assistant Directoro Reference Librariano Changing the Youth Librarian to Children’s and Teen Librarians§ All “Youth Librarian” data was renamed “Children’s Librarian” § Please make whatever necessary changes on the editable Google Sheet. · Please add http:// to the library website when adding a new library. · Please enter the phone and fax number as 603-123-4567 x 999· Only select “No ILL Delivery” if you do not receive any ILL materials – even at another location. · The ZIP code loses its preceding zero on the spreadsheet, but don’t worry, I can restore it. · Please only add one person to each field. The directory cannot handle two email addresses in one field. · If you must add additional information, let’s try a “Notes” field. I cannot promise that I can make it work, but I will try. Here is the Betaversion of the new directory:http://directory.nhlibraries.org There are not enough libraries listed here yet to replace the current (outdated) library directory. Please check your library’s status and add a new entry, if necessary. Thank you for your help with this! Bobbi Bobbi SlossarTechnology Resources LibrarianNew Hampshire State Library 20 Park StreetConcord, NH603.271.2143[...]
Mon, 06 Jun 2016 19:20:00 +0000NHU-PAC interlibrary loan training will be offered online on the morning of Thursday, June 23. See the "How to Register for Classes" section on the NHAIS Services training page for details and to sign up for classes.
Wed, 01 Jun 2016 16:52:00 +0000The North Country Van Delivery route for Wednesday, June 8th, is going to run on Monday, June 6th, due to not having a sub driver for that day. The affected libraries are: