Planned Outage: Library Online Catalog (PolyCat)
Thanks to the generous support of the Cal Poly Plan, the library online catalog will be upgraded during fall quarter 2006. Planned outages will occur on the following dates:
- November 1, 2006: COMPLETED 1:30 p.m.
All day Wednesday
- November 4 – 5, 2006: COMPLETED Nov 4 at 11:00 p.m.
Software Upgrade #1
After Library closing hours
8 pm Saturday to 10 am Sunday
- NEXT: December 16 – 17, 2006: COMPLETED Dec 16 at 10:00 a.m.
Software Upgrade #2
During Quarter Break (after finals)
Saturday, December 16, 2006 – Sunday, December 17
Services Temporarily Unavailable on Those Dates
Users will not be able to access the following systems:
- PolyCAT Library Online catalog
- Interlibrary loan services, including Link+
- Course Reserves & E-Reserves
- MyPolyCAT for online book renewal
- Off-campus database access via Web site or portal
- Find It / SFX link to local holdings
(Full-text articles still available online)
A recent change extends International Standard Book Numbers (ISBN) from 10 digits to 13 digits as of January 1, 2007. However, the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) will adopt the new 13-digit format as of November 12, 2006, thus necessitating upgrades to our library management system prior to that date.
In an effort to minimize the number of outages affecting our users, the library has rolled these necessary changes into an upgrade of our library management system.
We recognize that any disruption during the quarter is inconvenient. We apologize for any inconvenience but look forward to serving you with improved server performance.
What Will Be Different?
Following this hardware and initial software upgrade, users may notice improved speed and performance. Users will not notice design changes to the library's online catalog interface. These upgrades will also allow the library to redesign PolyCAT to enhance user interface and search features.
These critical updates are made possible by the generous support of the Cal Poly Plan.