CLOCKSS has agreed to special pricing for CARLI Governing member libraries that wish to support the archive. To encourage participation, CLOCKSS is pleased to offer all CARLI Consortium members a 10% discount on the annual participation fees, with a special discount price for small libraries.

July 29, 2015
By: Margaret Chambers

From CITY 2000 (University of Illinois at Chicago) in CARLI Digital Collections.

I hope Jim's is still around when we celebrate National Hot Dog Day in the year 3,000.

July 24, 2015
By: Digital Collections

From Elizabeth Harrison-Chicago Kindergarten Movement (National-Louis University) in CARLI Digital Collections.

This photo brought back hazy memories of my own early childhood and the summers I spent as a volunteer at a pre-school day camp.

July 20, 2015
By: Digital Collections

Starting at 12:01AM this Sunday, July 19th the Voyager and Oracle servers will be brought down so that their data can be transferred to a different storage array. The data transfer should take at least 10 hours. I will send an update before 10AM Sunday if it looks like the transfer is taking longer than anticipated.

To avoid confusion, we will also take VuFind offline while Voyager is offline.

Brandon Gant

July 16, 2015
By: Brandon Gant

From: Elmhurst College

Elms (1931)

“A library is but the soul’s burial-ground. It is the land of the shadows.”





July 13, 2015
By: Digital Collections

The Production Voyager server stopped responding at 6:36AM this morning. By 6:57AM, the VMware operating system decided that the server was really offline and initiated a restart. Services were back online by 7:05AM.

July 10, 2015
By: Brandon Gant

This Sunday morning starting at 12:01AM, Production servers will be patched and rebooted. All patching should be completed before 10AM Sunday, July 12th.

Voyager will be down from approximately 12:01AM to 12:30AM since the Oracle server needs to be patched and rebooted while Voyager is offline.

Brandon Gant

July 8, 2015
By: Brandon Gant

There have been two VuFind outages that appear to be caused by the Apache web server going into an odd state. The first outage was Friday, June 26th at 9PM and the second was at around 5AM yesterday (Monday, July 6th). In both cases, no obvious cause was found and the issue was corrected by restarting Apache.

July 7, 2015
By: Brandon Gant

From Dance Card Collection (Monmouth College) in CARLI Digital Collections.

I <3 {heart} ephemera! Objects that aren’t intended or expected to survive over the course of time, and yet do, hold a certain allure. As tangible links to the past, these bits and scraps of transitory material culture can produce a psychically transportive effect on the beholder, rendering a more vivid imagining of the world in which they originated than any secondary social history source can match.

July 2, 2015
By: Digital Collections

CARLI Budget Reduction Beginning July 1, 2015

While there is no final information available about the state budget at this time, CARLI was directed to model a 20% permanent budget reduction in operating expenses beginning July 1, 2015. CARLI is committed to protecting Governing member access to EBSCO Academic Search Complete, and I-Share. Rather than make cuts to our most critical programs, we are instead limiting initial reductions to current programs and services that will have a less severe effect on the patrons of member libraries in FY16.

June 29, 2015
By: Michelle Huls