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Expected downtimes on the Libraries website - Dec. 26th, Dec. 28th, Dec. 29th, and Jan. 2nd

Rutgers University has scheduled a planned power outage on the Rutgers' Busch/Livingston campuses, to allow for major electrical work in those areas, during the afternoon of Friday December 26th. The Libraries' Technical & Automated Services building, which houses many of our servers, is located on the Busch campus. Thus the Rutgers University Libraries website, and the Rutgers community & scholarly partners' web resources hosted on our website, will not be available that afternoon.

The following web resources will be unavailable at times during the scheduled downtime window:

  • IRIS
  • Ask a Librarian
  • Electronic Reserves
  • Interlibrary Loan
  • Mediavision Scheduler
  • Searchpath
  • Moving Images Collections (MIC) website
  • New Jersey Video Portal (NJVid) - Search & Browse functions
  • New Jersey Digital Highway (NJDH)
  • Rutgers Community Repository (RUcore)
  • Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs)
  • Faculty Deposit Portal
  • Partner Portals (Virginia Tech, Atlantic County Library, etc..)
  • Women Artists Archives National Directory (WAAND)
  • BookRoom
  • Director's Station
  • ILLIAD
  • the payroll server, and
  • the ticket system

We hope to return the Rutgers University Libraries website, and all the web resources hosted on our website, to full service by 6:30 pm that evening.

To perform infrastructure maintenance there will also be a planned power outage at the University's Administrative Services Building, on the Busch campus, on Sunday December 28th and Monday December 29th. This power outage will lead to a loss of network connectivity in the nearby Libraries ' Technical and Automated Services Building. As a result the Libraries website, and all the partner websites and web resources (please see the bulleted list above) available through our website, will not be available between 7:00 am and 7:00 pm on both days.

We hope to return the Rutgers University Libraries website, and all the partner websites and web resources hosted on our website, to full service by 7:00 pm on the evening of Monday December 29th

To accommodate a software upgrade, IRIS - the Libraries online catalog, will not be available the entire day of Friday January 2nd. We hope to return IRIS to full service by 6:00 am the following morning, Saturday January 3rd.

We are sorry for any inconvenience these downtimes present to our users.

Posted December 19, 2008; December 23, 2008