All Banner systems ( INB & SSB/web) are currently unavailable. We have Ellucian technicians working on the problem and will update you as we know more and when the systems are back and available for use.
Associate Dean & Director, Enterprise Applications
Library & Information Services, Middlebury College
What is happening during this time? We have scheduled a Load Test to be run against our production Banner Web system. During the system load test personnel from Middlebury College will work in conjunction with technicians at Ellucian to simultaneously Load Test and Performance Tune our Banner Database Server and the Banner Web (SSB) environments. To facilitate the testing all users must log out of Banner and remain logged out beginning at 9pm Eastern Time (6pm Pacific) each night until 3am Eastern Time(12 am Pacific) the following morning. Any user remaining in the system after 9pm ETwill be forcibly logged out by systems administration.
We appreciate your patience & cooperation as we continually strive for improved performance on these critical systems.
On Tuesday May 31st we’re going to change the categories on this blog, so if by any chance you’re using a feed of a specific category, that’s going to break. We suggest subscribing to the whole blog for maximum enjoyment! If you’re not a LIS staff member & would like to filter out the more staff related posts, you can subscribe to the new “Middlebury Community Interest” category after May 31st. The other categories will be “LIS Staff Interest”, and “Post for MiddPoints” which will cause the post to be added to the MiddPoints blog too. All the old categories except “The Essentials” will be converted to tags for easy searching.
The LIS Web team developed this new scheme, following recommendations that came out of the open meeting about the future of the LIS Blog (including a call for simplified categories). The AD Team reviewed and approved these changes. We welcome your comments.
Journals we access via ScienceDirect (which accounted for over 27,000 uses at Middlebury in 2009) will be unavailable this Saturday due to scheduled maintenance and upgrades. Estimated downtime in the Vermont time zone is 7:30 am-4:30 pm.
We access over 1000 online journals provided by Wiley (Wiley InterScience and Wiley-Blackwell). This coming weekend, Wiley will be launching its new platform for online access, the Wiley Online Library.
We have been notified that Wiley titles will not be accessible between 4 a.m. Saturday and noon on Sunday. If previous experience is any indication, there may well be at least sporadic problems for some time beyond that.
If you have trouble accessing Wiley titles after noon on Sunday, please send me an email.
We will be keeping an eye on this transition, and I will relay updates by adding comments to this blog post.
UPDATE: Due to various concerns, Banner will NOT be offline this Sunday.
LIS will occasionally perform maintenance on systems during a scheduled window of Sunday 8AM-10AM EST. The following systems may not be available during that time this Sunday, May 23, 2010. If you have questions or concerns, please contact the Helpdesk at firstname.lastname@example.org or (802) 443-2200.
LIS will occasionally perform maintenance on systems during a scheduled window of Sunday 8AM-10AM EST. The following systems may not be available during that time this Sunday, May 13, 2010. If you have questions or concerns, please contact the Helpdesk at email@example.com or (802) 443-2200.
Museum of Art website
Undergraduate Research funding database
Archive of old Content Management System
Blackberry Enterprise Server
Athletics Scoreboard and Roster database
Sports medicine database
Online Directory photos
Additionally, editing on the college’s main website (www.middlebury.edu) will be disabled, though we expect the website to be viewable during this time.