The CARLI servers are in a Data Center on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) campus. The UIUC campus firewalls automatically download the latest intrusion detection signatures and one of those signatures from the vendor was bad. At 9AM Friday the firewalls crashed and automatically restarted. A firewall restart drops all connections to our Voyager server (it probably has no effect on web traffic). At 3PM Friday, the firewalls crashed and restarted again, but now they were in a bad state that also slowed down network performance.

October 5, 2015
By: Brandon Gant

From Daily Life Along the Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy Railroad (Newberry Library) in CARLI Digital Collections.

Train travel leads to time travel with a historic photo of a young boy killing time in a Lincoln, Nebraska, railway depot.

September 28, 2015
By: Digital Collections

Dennis Krieb, Director of Institutional Research and Library Services at Lewis and Clark Community College in Godfrey, Illinois, and a member of the CARLI Board of Directors since 2011, is the recipient of the Illinois Library Association Illinois Academic Librarian of the Year Award for 2015.

September 21, 2015
By: Michelle Huls

All Directors of CARLI Governing member libraries are invited to attend any one of three Governing Directors meetings to be held in October. Meetings will be held in Chicago and Springfield on the following dates: 

September 18, 2015
By: Margaret Chambers

Save the Date: CARLI Annual Meeting

The 2015 CARLI Annual Meeting will be held on Friday, November 13 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Champaign. Staff at any CARLI member library is invited to attend. Look for registration information later this month.

September 14, 2015
By: Michelle Huls

The Production SFX server ( went offline at 10:41PM tonight. CARLI staff have taken the server down to apply software updates and expect service to be restored by midnight.

Our normal outage window is Midnight to 10AM on Sunday mornings with prior notification to our customers. This outage was not pre-approved, we will work with staff to prevent these type of outages in the future, and I apologize for this service interruption.

Brandon Gant

September 11, 2015
By: Brandon Gant

Illinois State Library has been selected as a service hub for the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA). The Illinois State Library will share Service Hub responsibilities with the Chicago Public Library, the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI), and the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. 

September 11, 2015
By: Michelle Huls

From North Park Press (North Park University) in CARLI Digital Collections.

Fourteen years ago terrorists crashed planes into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon and changed all of our lives. We don't greet friends at the airport gate, we don't toss toenail clippers into our carry-ons. Those of us who were over 21 at the time feel different kinds of anxiety when the topic of GTMO comes up, depending on our politics. We witnessed the death of irony and its rebirth into something that's the faintest bit softer. Today's post showcases two student editorials reporting on the September 11 attacks. Both were published on September 14, 2001.

September 10, 2015
By: Digital Collections

From: Lincoln College

The Lynx Forever Lincoln College (1981-82)

Welcome back, students!

Fall classes are underway at many schools, and the 1981-82 faculty at Lincoln College are thrilled to have you back.




September 4, 2015
By: Digital Collections

Save the Date: CARLI Annual Meeting

Plan to join us on Friday, November 13 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Champaign. Staff at any CARLI member library is invited to attend. More information about the meeting will be available in August.

I-Share Next Update

The I-Share Next Task Force is still working on the specifications for the RFP for the product that will ultimately replace Voyager. The Task Force met with a UI Purchasing representative and State of Illinois Procurement Officer in July to make sure the Task Force’s evaluation plans comply with all regulations. 

July 31, 2015
By: Michelle Huls