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.
Our next MnPALS Plus Office Hour will be Tuesday, February 17, 9 am.
This session will be open to all libraries who are using MnPALS Plus and PALSdiscover. Our focus will be on determining when we can move the new version of the software into production, possibly as early as the middle of March.
The next PALSdiscover Office Hour is scheduled for Thursday, February 5th at 2:00 pm.
This Office Hour will focus on the new version of MnPALS Plus that we are in the process of implementing. This will be your chance to help shape any last minute changes to the MnPALS Plus interface. This session will be open to all libraries.
PALS is pleased to announce that new Development Servers for MnPALS Plus and PALSdiscover are available for patrons to use. Each library already running PALSdiscover or their own virtual host can get to their new development server at: https://xxx.mplus2d.mnpals.net/vufind/catalog/XXX where each “xxx” are replaced by your library's 3 letter PALS code.