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Maintenance for Course Reserve Maintenance

[9/15 @ 11:59 pm - Mary]

Beginning on Friday, September 5th from 11:59 PM EDT to 4:00 AM EDT Atlas Systems will be performing network maintenance that will affect the GVSU Ares web server. This is necessary maintenance that may cause our Ares hosted server to be unavailable. There will be no changes to the data in our database.

This Maintenance is scheduled from 11:59pm 9/15/14 until 04:00am 9/16/14.

Feature Request for Subject & Course Guides Unresolved

[8/26 @ 1:06 pm - Matthew]

We asked Springshare for two more column layout options: 33/66 and 66/33. We'll see what they say!

This Feature Request was reported on 8/26/14.

Outage for Summon Resolved

[8/25 @ 12:52 pm - Ben]

Summon is down. We are looking into what is occurring.

[1:23 pm - Ben]

It appears that it is back up and working now.

This Outage was reported on 8/25/14 and resolved on 8/25/14.

Update for Catalog Resolved

[8/21 @ 10:20 am - Ben]

We added 1,885 new VAST MARC records today.

This Update happened on 8/21/14.

Update for Catalog Resolved

[8/21 @ 9:49 am - Ben]

We added 24 Theatre in Video MARC records today.

This Update happened on 8/21/14.

Update for Catalog Resolved

[8/21 @ 9:39 am - Ben]

We added 32 new LGBT Studies in Video MARC records today.

This Update happened on 8/21/14.

Outage for LibGuides 1.0 [OBSOLETE] Resolved

[8/20 @ 9:16 am - Matthew]

LibGuides 1.0 is currently unavailable while we migrate to the new LibGuides 2.0 system. We are currently waiting for the Domain Name servers to all get the message that libguides.gvsu.edu should go to the new site. The process should take anywhere from a few minutes to a few hours. I will update once the systems come back online.

If you need to access your LibGuides 1.0 guides for now, you can do so at gvsu.v1.libguides.com.

After the migration is complete, I will rename this system "LibGuides 1.0 [OBSOLETE]" and rename the LibGudies 2.0 system "Subject Guides." After 3 months, once our 1.0 system is no longer available, I will remove this system from the list.

[11:21 am - Matthew]

The migration was successful. LibGuides 2.0 now resides at libguides.gvsu.edu, and LibGuides 1.0 is available at gvsu.v1.libguides.com. LibGuides 1.0 will be available for 3 months.

This Outage was reported on 8/20/14 and resolved on 8/20/14.

Maintenance for Subject & Course Guides Maintenance

[8/20 @ 9:12 am - Matthew]

We are in the process of moving LibGuides 2.0 from the beta URL to the production URL (libguides.gvsu.edu). This will replace our existing LibGuides 1.0 site with the new one.

[11:18 am - Matthew]

LibGuides 2.0 is now available at libguides.gvsu.edu. If you're not seeing that site right away, try clearing your cache, or try back later since the DNS may not have made it everywhere.

This Maintenance is scheduled from 09:12am 8/20/14 until 11:18am 8/20/14.

Minor Issue for Subject & Course Guides Unresolved

[8/19 @ 4:24 pm - Matthew]

Cannot customize the "All Profiles" page template:

All Profiles template is wonky

I have submitted a ticket to Springshare.

This Minor Issue was reported on 8/19/14.

Minor Issue for Subject & Course Guides Unresolved

[8/19 @ 11:58 am - Matthew]

LibGuides 2.0 Database A-Z list doesn't work without JavaScript. Even though most visitors to our site have JS enabled, sites need to have an adequate non-JS fallback for when JavaScript fails to load or is unable to run (for instance, on some assistive devices). I've submitted a ticket to Springshare.

No JS Database A-Z List

Since this would violate section 508 of the Americans with Disabilities act, we won't be using the public side of the Database A-Z list in LibGuides until this issue is resolved.

[3:08 pm - Matthew]

The LibGuides 2.0 homepage is also inaccessible without JavaScript. Sigh. I have a broad interpretation of Section 508 accessibility rules, but I see this as being a problem for these two requirements:

(k) A text-only page, with equivalent information or functionality, shall be provided to make a web site comply with the provisions of this part, when compliance cannot be accomplished in any other way. The content of the text-only page shall be updated whenever the primary page changes.

(l) When pages utilize scripting languages to display content, or to create interface elements, the information provided by the script shall be identified with functional text that can be read by assistive technology.

I have reported this to Springshare, and hope they fix this soon!

This Minor Issue was reported on 8/19/14.