Voyager

How to: Backdate a discharge transaction

When you backdate a discharge, Voyager uses the backdated date as the discharge date for the transaction, affecting the accrual of fines/fees.

New documentation on reformatting Voyager Pick and Scan Log files

Pick and Scan users:
Would you prefer viewing log files in a horizontal format where each item is listed in a single row with columns containing the item details? If so, new documentation is available that provides directions on converting the log data using a set of Excel Macros:

Dropping Network Connections

This afternoon I was doing maintenance on redundant security devices. The devices are supposed to preserve network connections when one device in the pair is restarted, but I have learned that we are dropping those connections.

I am holding off on further maintenance until later tonight. I will also investigate why connections are not being preserved. I apologize for kicking you off of our servers twice this afternoon.

Brandon Gant
CARLI

Voyager Reports Mini-Webinar

Each month, CARLI staff will offer a brief, mini-webinar to share tips, tricks, and techniques on generating reports from Voyager. Each webinar will provide an opportunity for questions and answers on Voyager reporting tools, such as Access and Web Reports, and on topics of broad interest, such as techniques for gathering circulation statistics or developing reports for responding to ACRL and IPEDS surveys. We’ll have information for you, and we hope you will have ideas for us as well.

Patching and Rebooting Production Servers (Mar 5th)

This Sunday, March 5th between 6AM and 10AM, Production servers will be patched and rebooted. Most servers will be back online quickly, but Voyager and Oracle will be down for about a half-hour.

Brandon Gant
CARLI

UIUC Network Outage Today (Feb 24)

At around 11:42AM today (Friday, Feb 24) the UIUC campus lost their network connection between the Internet and their firewalls. The outage lasted around 11 minutes and they are currently working with their firewall vendor to determine the cause. This outage affected all UIUC campus services including CARLI servers.

Brandon Gant
CARLI

Recording for First Voyager Reports Webinar Available

The recording for the first Voyager Reports Mini-Webinar, held on January 18, is now available for viewing. Those interested may find the recording and the SQL generated during the session at the Reports Webinar page.

Network Firmware Upgrades this Sunday, Jan 15

This Sunday, January 15 starting at 6:30AM, campus networking staff will be upgrading the firmware on a large number of network devices. This includes the devices in our Production Data Center. Since we have redundant routers and switches, I am not expecting any downtime during this work but I wanted to make you aware of it just in case.

Brandon Gant
CARLI

Voyager Reports Mini-Webinar

Beginning in January 2017, CARLI staff will offer a brief, monthly, mini-webinar to share tips, tricks, and techniques on generating reports from Voyager. Each webinar will provide an opportunity for questions and answers on Voyager reporting tools, such as Access and Web Reports, and on topics of broad interest, such as techniques for gathering circulation statistics or developing reports for responding to ACRL and IPEDS surveys. We’ll have information for you, and we hope you will have ideas for us as well.

Agenda

12:00 Welcome and Introduction to Webinar Series

Z39.50 to Voyager should work now

All of the Z39.50 problems should be fixed now and the z3950.carli.illinois.edu service should be back online.

If you are still having any issues with Z39.50, please contact support@carli.illinois.edu to let us know.

Thanks,
Brandon Gant
CARLI

Z39.50 Access Offline

We are investigating a problem with Z39.50 to Voyager and have turned off Z39.50 to stabilize the server.

Once we figure out the cause of the problem, we will turn Z39.50 access back on and see if the problem is resolved.

Brandon Gant
CARLI

Voyager Maintenance this Sunday, Dec 4th

This Sunday, December 4th between 6AM and 10AM, the Production voyager.carli.illinois.edu server will go offline briefly to be moved behind a new network security device. Downtime should be around a half-hour.

Brandon Gant
CARLI

How To: Removing Item Temporary Locations and Item Types from Reserves Items

I can’t change or remove the reserve location of an item record in cataloging? What’s wrong?

(posted 11/14/2016)
If the “Temp. Loc.” and “Temp. Type” fields are grayed out for the item record in Voyager Cataloging, this means the item record is on an active reserve list for Voyager Circulation.

Patching Servers This Sunday, October 30

This Sunday, October 30th between 6AM and 10AM we will patch and reboot operating systems. Most security updates can be applied without rebooting, but the changes we are making require a server restart. We are also going to take this opportunity to patch the Oracle Database software as well.

Most server outages will be brief since a restart takes less than a minute. However, the larger Voyager and Oracle servers could be down for around a half-hour.

Applying Server Updates (Oct 30)

This Sunday, October 30th between 6AM and 10AM we will patch and reboot operating systems. Most security updates can be applied without rebooting, but the changes we are making require a server restart. We are also going to take this opportunity to patch the Oracle Database software as well.

Most server outages will be brief since a restart takes less than a minute. However, the larger Voyager and Oracle servers could be down for around a half-hour.

Brandon Gant
CARLI

UIUC Firewall Maintenance

The UIUC Campus Firewalls will be upgraded which could cause network outages for anyone off-campus connecting to CARLI services.

Network staff have indicated that the outages should be brief during this window.

Brandon Gant
CARLI

Voyager and VuFind Problems this Afternoon (Sept 14th)

I apologize for the Voyager and VuFind outage this afternoon. I was doing prep work for this Sunday morning and made one change too many. The servers did not go offline but they were unable to talk across the network to the Oracle databases.

The prep work has been removed and no further changes will be made until the servers are powered down this Sunday morning.

Brandon Gant
CARLI

Scheduled I-Share/Voyager Downtime on Sunday, September 18, from 6-10am

On Sunday, September 18, all I-Share/Voyager-related CARLI-supported systems will go offline for maintenance between 6:00 AM and 10:00 AM.
 
I-Share/Voyager services include: VuFind local catalogs, the I-Share union catalog, WebVoyage local catalogs, Z39.50, Voyager staff clients, and Voyager MS Access Reporting.  (Voyager Offline Backup Circ [https://www.carli.illinois.edu/products-services/i-share/circ/usingobc] may be used during the downtime, if needed.)
 

Unique Title Counts FY 2016, Updated for I-Share Membership Changes

In July 2016, three libraries joined I-Share: Black Hawk College, Meadville-Lombard Theological School, and South Suburban College. Also, Kendall College exited I-Share. The effects of these changes were seen in the I-Share union catalog after the annual Unique Titles report was generated on July 1, 2016. As a result, some libraries unique titles counts may have changed as well. This updated report presents the outcomes of all four membership changes.

Day 2 Acquisitions & Serials Training

Day 2 of 2

Place: CARLI Office Champaign, IL
Directions & Parking

Trainer: Jen Masciadrelli, Senior Project Management Coordinator, CARLI, Champaign, IL

Lunch: Provided

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