Voyager Maintenance this Sunday (July 19th)

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

Sunday Server Patching (July 12th)

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

Upgrade to Voyager 9.1.1 is Complete

The CARLI Office is pleased to report that the upgrade to Voyager 9.1.1 is complete.

I-Share Voyager Down for Software Upgrade

I-Share Voyager and its VuFind catalog interface are down this weekend (June 12-15) while CARLI staff upgrade its software to Voyager version 9.1.1 .

Features of the CARLI_Reports_2015.mdb File

Those who use Microsoft Access to run reports on data in the Voyager system will be familiar with the reports.mdb file. This is the file that you link to your Voyager database, after which it gives you easy access to the data in your database. CARLI maintains a custom version of this file that has many improvements over the default “reports.mdb” file that is automatically downloaded into the C:\Voyager\Reports folder.

Voyager 9.1.1 Upgrade: Batch Job Delays

June 12, 2015

This is just a reminder that due to the Voyager upgrade to version 9.1.1 this weekend (June 12-15), batch jobs will be suspended until Monday night, June 15. This means that there will be no circulation notices and no UB request promotion (promoted call slips) until Tuesday morning.

Additionally, any bibliographic record you save in Cataloging today or update in WorldCat using a bulk import production mode (e.g., "Express mode") will not appear in your local VuFind catalog until Tuesday, or in the I-Share union catalog until Wednesday.

Voyager 9.1.1 Upgrade Webinars

The recordings for each webinar, slides and presentation notes, and any additional accompanying documentation are linked below.

Using WorldShare Collection Manager for CARLI EBL Records

CARLI provides an enhanced set of bibliographic records from EBL for the titles purchased during the CARLI eBook Patron Driven Acquisition Pilot, for CARLI members that do not participate in I-Share. Additionally, for these members and for I-Share members that use WorldCat Discovery, CARLI offers a record set through the WorldShare Collection Manager.

Open Application Period for I-Share Participation

CARLI is seeking interested, qualified CARLI governing member libraries to participate in I-Share, the shared Ex Libris Voyager integrated library system currently operated by CARLI and used by 85 CARLI libraries. Libraries joining in this implementation round would begin migration planning in fall 2015 and go “live” on Voyager and in the I-Share union catalog in early summer 2016. A brief summary of I-Share costs and benefits is available at from the I-Share overview page.

Voyager 9 Upgrade

Voyager (staff clients, VuFind, and WebVoyage) will be unavailable from 5PM Friday, June 12 through 8AM Monday, June 15 for a system upgrade. See the Upgrade Webpage for more detail.

Emergency Maintenance Starting

Due to a new Linux glibc exploit called "GHOST" that could be a serious threat to the security of our systems, Production CARLI servers/services will now start going offline to be patched and rebooted.

I will post another update when this work has been completed. If a service is offline or not working properly after emergency maintenance is completed, please contact support@carli.illinois.edu.

Brandon Gant

SyrsiDynix BLUEcloud Campus Webinar

Open to all staff at CARLI Governing Member libraries.
Connection information:

NOTE: You do not need to install the Fuze app to join the webinar. Just click on the
"Join with your Browser" link.

Join Online Meeting: http://fuze.me/27824246

Join audio by phone: - Toll-Free: +1 855-346-3893
Meeting ID: 27824246

Dial phone number and enter the Meeting ID when prompted


ProQuest Intota Webinar

Open to all staff at CARLI Governing Member libraries.

Connection information:

ProQuest is requiring advance registration for this session. 

Upon registering, you will receive an email containing the webinar url, password, and phone number for audio.


Innovative Interfaces Sierra Webinar

Open to all staff at CARLI Governing Member libraries.
Connection information:

Test your computer for compatibility prior to the meeting.

Step 1: Dial-In
    U.S. & Canada:    866.365.4406
    Access Code: 8464011
Step 2: Web Login

OCLC WorldShare Management Services Webinar

Open to all staff at CARLI Governing Member libraries. 
Connection information:

Topic: WMS demonstration for CARLI
Date and Time: Tuesday, February 10, 2015 10:00 am, CST
Event number: 714 410 169
Event password: This event does not require a password.
Event address for attendees: https://oclc.webex.com/oclc/onstage/g.php?d=714410169&t=a

CARLI-sponsored Library Management System Webinars

As part of CARLI’s project to seek a replacement for the Voyager software over the next few years, CARLI and the I-Share Next Task Force have invited firms that offer library management software to academic libraries and consortia to conduct an informational webinar about their product for CARLI Governing Member Libraries. 

These webinars are open to any staff of CARLI governing member libraries. You may watch the webinar at the time it is presented, or watch a recording of it on your own schedule. Links to webinar recordings will be announced when they become available.

I-Share Next Task Force Seeks Specification Team Members

The CARLI I-Share Next (ISN) Task Force is coordinating the effort related to the selection of the next generation of I-Share, i.e., a shared library management system that will ultimately replace Voyager for CARLI’s I-Share participant institutions. They are coordinating all planning, analysis, specification compilation, Request for Proposal (RFP) preparation and proposal review; they will identify the finalist options; and they ultimately will recommend a final preferred solution to the CARLI Board.

I-Share Data Analytics Task Force, December 5, 2014

Conference Call

217-332-6338 or toll-free 888-983-3631
Conference ID: 7264594


  1. Update on the I-Share Data Use memo, the CARLI Memorandum of Understanding, and the I-Share Participation Agreement
  2. Review and discussion of I-Share data types
  3. Task Force email list and Box account
  4. Next Meeting

Downtime Sunday, August 10th for Patching

Sunday, August 10th from 6AM to 10AM, Production Voyager, VuFind, CONTENTdm, and SFX services will be taken offline to apply operating system patches. Downtime for each service should be less than an hour.

If you discover any issues with the services after 10AM, please contact support@carli.illinois.edu.

Brandon Gant

Technical Serivces Committee Meeting: June 19, 2014

Conference Call

Members attending:  Elizabeth Cribbs (Northern Illinois University), Jim Edstrom (William Rainey Harper College, co-chair), Lynn Fields (Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, co-chair), Deborah Morris (Roosevelt University), Lauren Noel (Columbia College), and Mary Tatro (Augustana College).