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18 August 2016, 04:35 PM Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]
Scheduled: EMEA WorldShare Management Services Maintenance
AFFECTED SERVICES: WorldShare Management Services
CREATED: 18 August 2016, 04:35 PM Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]
Scheduled maintenance 16-17 September to impact OCLC services in EMEA
OCLC WorldShare Management Services will be unavailable to users in EMEA so that we can complete disaster recovery work over the following times:
- In mainland Europe: From 20:00 (CEST) Friday, 16 September to 10:00 (CEST) Saturday, 17 September
- In the United Kingdom 19:00 (BST) Friday, 16 September to 09:00 (BST) Saturday, 17 September
Note that WMS Libraries operating 24/7 can continue circulation activities using the offline circulation client as appropriate. See Offline Circulation Client for more information. This maintenance will not affect patrons' ability to access and search within WorldCat Local and WorldCat Discovery.
You may recall that, in June, we transitioned to new hardware and software in the EMEA data centre in Amsterdam. As a follow-up to that work, we are planning a disaster recovery exercise in September. This scheduled maintenance activity will ensure that we can bring OCLC services for EMEA up from another location in the unlikely event of a full data centre loss.
While we schedule maintenance events to occur during slower times for many of our member libraries, we understand that these events still impact many. We apologise in advance for any disruption to you and your users.
As always, you can view system activities and schedules on our System Alerts page on the OCLC website. These will include the details on the impacted list of Services, which include: WorldShare Management Services (WMS) solutions: Acquisitions, Circulation, Worldshare ILL, WorldShare License Manager, Metadata and WorldShare Reporting.
Please contact your local customer support team if you have any questions about these upcoming events.
Thank you for your continued support. This critical work will advance our service delivery for years to come so that together we can better meet library usersâ€™ increasing expectations.
17 August 2016, 01:46 PM Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]
Scheduled: OCLC Maintenance Install
AFFECTED SERVICES: CONTENTdm, Connexion, FirstSearch, ILLiad, WorldShare Management Services, WorldShare Record Manager, WorldCat, WorldCat knowledge base, WorldCat Local, WorldCat.org, Associated APIs
CREATED: 17 August 2016, 01:31 PM Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]
To allow for system maintenance, most OCLC services will be unavailable some time between Midnight to 4 am US Eastern Standard Time on Sunday, August 21, 2016. This is an earlier start and end time than what had been announced earlier. However, some of these services will also be down for other timeframes on this day as announced in previous messages.
During the time frame of midnight to 4 am, access to most OCLC services will not be available for some amount of time.
17 August 2016, 11:26 AM Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]
Scheduled: WorldShare Record Manager: Quarterly Install
AFFECTED SERVICES: WorldShare ILL, WorldShare Collection Manager, WorldShare Record Manager, WorldCat, WorldCat knowledge base
CREATED: 17 August 2016, 11:26 AM Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]
The install time for this release is expected to affect access to WorldShare Metadata between 00:00 - 6:00 AM Eastern USA, Sunday 21 August. This will affect OCLC's worldwide data centers as follows:
- US & Canada Data Centers: 21 August, 00:00 - 6:00 EST (Eastern Standard Time) USA
- European Data Center: 21 August, 6:00 - 12:00 CET (Central European Summer Time)
- Australian Data Center: 21 August, 14:00 - 20:00 AEDT (Australian Eastern Daylight Time)
Additionally, during this time frame, a very brief disruption to searching functions for WorldCat (including the Knowledge Base) within the WorldShare interface will occur, affecting WorldShare Collection Manager and WorldShare ILL. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.
16 August 2016, 01:10 PM Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]
Scheduled: Connexion Maintenance
AFFECTED SERVICES: Connexion
CREATED: 16 August 2016, 01:10 PM Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]
To allow for system maintenance, OCLC Connexion (including CatExpress) and OCLC Z39.50 Cataloging will be unavailable for approximately 6 hours from 12am until 6am US Eastern Time Sunday, August 21.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
16 August 2016, 01:09 PM Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]
Scheduled: WorldShare ILL Maintenance
AFFECTED SERVICES: FirstSearch, WorldShare ILL, ILL Policies Directory, WorldShare ILL Service Configuration Module, Article Exchange
CREATED: 16 August 2016, 01:09 PM Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]
Description * Please be advised that WorldShare ILL and associated services will be unavailable on Sunday, 21 August 2016, from 1 am until 8 am Eastern Daylight Time (US).
This is a regular maintenance update to system infrastructure. There are no new features or enhancements.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
There are currently no inactive system alerts.