From August 8-11, 2017, we will be moving Sirsi (the system used for our online catalog, Virgo) to a new server. Additionally, catalog records are being migrated to Unicode format, which will allow for expanded support for non-Roman characters in Virgo.
Both changes improve the long-term stability of our catalog system, but you may see some affects during the migration.
On Tuesday, August 8, you may experience the most significant impacts of the migration: The online catalog, Virgo, WILL be available for use—however, you will not be able to view the availability of specific items since that functionality will be down for much of the day. Additionally, recalls (or holds) will not be available, and Virgo Classic will be down.
From Wednesday, August 9 – Friday, August 11: Virgo (and Virgo Classic) will be restored for normal use, but recalls (or holds) will not be available. You may notice slightly altered Virgo behavior.
On Friday, August 11: Virgo will be restored for normal use, but recalls (or holds) will not be available. You may continue to notice slightly altered Virgo behavior. Additionally, we anticipate approximately one hour of downtime on Friday as final records are migrated. During this hour, Virgo will be available but you will not be able to view the availability of individual items or place holds. Specific timing of this final phase not yet known.
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