Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Network and Vista outages

Two server shutdowns are scheduled for this weekend:

1) SCSU IT department is replacing equipment this Friday night. The entire network, including email and websites, will be down starting at 10pm (Eastern). They expect to finish by 6am Saturday morning. The databases will still be active, since databases reside on the vendors servers, and the proxy user authentication system should still work, since those servers are housed at Central. However, the library's website, with the database links, will not be available while the Southern web server is down. Here are a few addresses for the most commonly used databases:

EBSCO databases (including Academic Search Premier, ERIC, Business Source Premier, LISTA, etc.)
FirstSearch databases (including ArticleFirst, Library Literature, and WorldCat);FSIP
Proquest databases (including the ABI databases and current and historical newspapers)
iConn databases
Science Direct

If you think you may need other databases, go to the database page before Friday night and copy the link (right click on a PC, ctrl-click on a Mac and Copy link or shortcut). If you have trouble, email me (also before Friday night--Southern email will also be affected.)

2) The WebCT Vista server will be shut down for upgrades between 6am and 2pm on Sunday, September 24th. This will affect both Online CSU and Southern's hybrid WebCT classes.


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