It is with sadness that we share the news that Doris Selover passed away on December 10th. Doris had been diagnosed with leukemia, completed a bone marrow transplant and had recently been able to return to her home. Doris worked for PALS as a User Support and Training specialist for the PALS and Aleph software until she retired in 2005. She helped many people get through those Aleph tables.
We remember Doris for her sense of humor, her passion for figuring out a problem and her love of reading.
Minnesota State University-Mankato recenctly completed ingesting their yearbook collection in Arch, their digital repository, which uses Islandora. Ingestion began June 19, 2015 and completed November 17, 2015.
Join Carrie Curie and Dan Honetschlager, PALS, as they review the Aleph Inventory process and answer questions that you may have about getting started with an inventory. They will be hosting two sessions for your convenience. The two sessions will be covering the same content.
PALS is adding the LearningExpress Library to its list of Digital Sets available to be loaded into MnPALS Plus and PALSdiscover library catalogs at no cost to our libraries.
LearningExpress is an acclaimed provider of online platforms for academic skill-building, standardized test preparation and career-oriented digital content. LearningExpress features interactive online platforms, products and e-books designed to help users achieve their educational and career goals.
The LearningExpress Library™ features practice tests, complete answer explanations and prescriptive tutorials in unique instructional designs that support the education needs of entire communities through public libraries. Learning Express Library also features resources for elementary through high school plus college and professional career preparation levels.
Update: The indexing copy process was completed between 11:30 pm on Saturday, November 28th and 9:30 am Sunday, November 29. All systems should be back to normal. Please report any problems to the PALS Support Center.
We will begin the annual re-indexing process on Saturday, November 21, 2015. This is done on the Aleph development server, so the Aleph development server will be unavailable starting this November 21 until the indexing is finished.
Then we will need to take Aleph Production Server down while we move the updated indexing data from Development to Production. Typically, it is unavailable for approximately a 12 hour period. The production server will most likely be taken down overnight on Saturday, November 28 and be down until sometime on Sunday morning, November 29. We will send another message to the MnPALS Mailing lists before it is taken down and after it is available again.
The OPAC will be re-directed to the development server OPAC while the production server is down. Announcements will be sent before the production server goes down and when it available again.
MnPALS Plus and PALSdiscover will continue to be available but no patron empowerment features will be working. EZProxy SIP authentication will continue to work.
In 2014, the production server went down at 11:30 PM on the Saturday night after Thanksgiving and was down until approximately 11 AM Sunday.