Status of Web and Email

Hello all,

We had a miscommunication with OET and they pointed the world to our old web-server. We have requested that they change the pointer, unfortunately this change will not occur instantly and will gradually phase in during the day with everyone corrected by tomorrow morning, sort of the reverse of what we saw yesterday. The correct page is still out there and can be reached by typing the IP address – http://64.8.163.130/ but ecrl.lib.mn.us will be problematic for the rest of today.

Email we are in the process of building a new email server. Since this is coming up from scratch we are going to take the opportunity to standardize every one’s addresses to be the same format – first initial last name e.g. anordin@ecrl.lib.mn.us we will be making accommodations so that email sent to your old address will get forwarded to you. This will of course mean new passwords as well we are working on a system to disseminate new passwords securely most likely by phone.

We will try to update this throughout the day so that you are not in the dark, if you have questions just give us a call.

Andy

Website Returns!

Thanks to Andy, our System Administrator extraordinaire, the website is back up.

Email access, however, will require more time. It will hopefully be available by opening time Monday.

Thanks for your patience.

Website et al Down Again

The website is again temporarily inaccessible. After successfully installing the new server yesterday, it seems that one of its hard-drives has died and needs to be replaced with a new one. This may take some time. The hope is that it will be back up and running today (Friday). However, most resources can still be accessed.

The online catalog: “ecrl.sirsi.net” (note: no “www” prefix) will redirect those in the library or at home to ECRL’s public access catalog.

ELM databases: “elm4you.org” (note: no “www” prefix) will take you to the EBSCO databases, among others. Unfortunately, Ancestry.com cannot be accessed while we are experiencing this problem.

If you have any questions please contact your local library staff.

Thank you.

Website et al restored

The server that provides web and e-mail service is online and it appears everything is back to normal.

Thanks for your patience. Thank you to Andy for finding the server, arranging to get it here, and installing it correctly the first time. And thanks also to FedEx, although I doubt that they’re reading this.

Website down

The website for East Central Regional Library is down . ECRL library staff are also not able to receive E-mail. The server that provides web and E-mail services went down yesterday. A rush order was placed yesterday, and the new server arrived at 10:15 this morning. Andy and Frank have locked themselves in the server room to install the server. We have good backup tapes and expect that nothing will be lost.

In the meantime — access the library catalog here: ECRL library catalog

The magazine databases are at — http://www.elm4you.org

Watch this blog for updates. Please call us if you have questions or need assistance. 763-689-7390.

Barbara Misselt, ECRL Director