CARLI News

At 10:51AM this morning, our Database Administrator changed the Oracle password for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) database account to run some tests. He thought he was logged into the Oracle Test server, but he was actually logged into the Production Oracle server. This caused Voyager client errors, forced UIUC circulation clients into "offline circ" mode, displayed "The catalog is not available" message in UIUC's WebVoyage instance, and blocked UIUC's VuFind access.

April 15, 2014
By: Brandon Gant

The CARLI Fiscal Year 2015 Database Selection Period is now open. The selection period will run from through May 30, 2014.

April 15, 2014
By: Margaret Chambers

At 9:30AM yesterday morning (Sunday, April 13th) we made a change to Production Oracle to enhance our database security. This change caused problems in VuFind, so it was backed out by 10AM Sunday morning. The change did not cause any issues in our Test server environment. We have identified what is different between Production and Test and are working to make sure they are identical for future testing.

April 14, 2014
By: Brandon Gant

Overwhelmed by the two drafts of the new Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education that will update the current standards from 2000? Read on to find a quick list of links to discover what other librarians are saying on the subject and join in on the discussion. Read the f

April 14, 2014
By: Instruction Committee

The Heartbleed bug in OpenSSL has been all over the news this week. It is a serious enough problem that it even has its own website (www.heartbleed.com). We scanned our systems and we did not find this problem on any of them, so there is no need to worry about changing passwords on CARLI systems at this time.

April 11, 2014
By: Brandon Gant

From The Grace Ward 19th Century Photograph Collection (Knox College) in CARLI Digital Collections.

The weather is decidedly springlike outside, and though I've learned more than once not to declare this winter over until some time in mid-July, I've decided to tempt the fates. I was rather enjoying the winter, frigid cold and all, but the beautifully hand-colored View of Sacred Bridge at Nikko has given me a bad case of spring fever. The rushing water of the Daiya River and green of the foliage make me wish I were somewhere other than behind a desk, though it's the vibrant red hue of the bridge that initially caught my eye, striking even in thumbnail form.

April 11, 2014
By: Digital Collections

CARLI is seeking volunteers to serve on 10 advisory committees. Volunteers chosen will serve a three year term, July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2017. Faculty and staff members from all CARLI member libraries, with all levels of experience, are encouraged to apply.
 

April 7, 2014
By: Michelle Huls

The UIUC Domain Name Service (DNS) went offline at approximately 3:06PM today and campus networking staff report that it was brought back online at 3:42PM. The DNS service translates human-friendly names (i.e. voyager.carli.illinois.edu) into computer-friendly addresses (i.e. 192.17.55.247).

Without this service, some CARLI servers are unable to lookup addresses so that they can talk to other CARLI servers. The campus Voice-over-IP phone service also was impacted by this outage which resulted in busy signals when calling our office.

April 4, 2014
By: Brandon Gant

Read the CARLI News for the latest information on CARLI events, new and ongoing projects, product and service updates and upcoming deadlines. Issues are sent to all subscribers of the “Announce” listserv.

March 30, 2014
By: Michelle Huls

From The Arthur Landwehr Sermon Collection (United Library) in CARLI Digital Collections.

This time of year, transformation is on the minds of many.  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

March 29, 2014
By: Digital Collections

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