Planned downtime for OCLC services on February 27 to upgrade network storage

On Sunday, February 27 there will be a scheduled service downtime for a number of OCLC services from 1:00 am until at least 6:00 am and, at most, 11:00 am (U.S. Eastern Time). We apologize for any inconvenience this causes. We need to take the following services off-line in order to upgrade the storage systems and capacity for all OCLC services. During this time, the following services will be unavailable:

• ArchiveGrid
• Connexion
• Cover art display in and WorldCat Local
• Digital Archive
• FirstSearch
• FTP services
• OCLC Usage Statistics
• WebDewey
• WorldCat Collection Analysis
• WorldCat Digital Collection Gateway
• WorldCat Identities
• WorldCat Resource Sharing
• WorldCat Selection
• xISSN and xISBN

In addition, on Sunday February 20 from 2:00 am until 4:00 am (U.S. Eastern Time), systems and storage testing will be run on WorldCat Local, WorldCat Navigator Group Catalog, OCLC Web-scale Management Services,, WorldCat knowledge base and CONTENTdm. There is a slight chance that these services will be unavailable during some or all of this testing period. The test is being run in order to make sure that these user-facing services will not be affected by the downtime on February 27.

Both of these events are part of ongoing upgrades that OCLC undertakes in order to improve services for all member libraries. Again, we apologize for the disruption. We are working to minimize outages in the future, and upgrades such as this will help us provide better, more robust service going forward.

If you have any questions about these events, please don’t hesitate to contact Customer Service at 1-800-848-5800 (toll-free, U.S.) or +1-614-793-8682, or send an e-mail.