We received the following message from one of our database vendors: "ProQuest will be taking a maintenance window to install infrastructure upgrades ensuring continued reliable performance. The 12-hour maintenance window will begin on Saturday February 17, 2007 at 22:00 EST (03:00 UTC/GMT) and run until Sunday February 18, 2007 10:00 EST (15:00 UTC/GMT). "
This will effect our Wall Street Journal and New York Times Historical Databases.
And this seems to be the time of year for this sort of thing! We also received this message about work being done NEXT weekend by Thomson Gale, the people who produce Expanded Academic, General BusinessFile, and other InfoTrac databases:
"We will be performing network maintenance and upgrades on Sunday February 25th, 2007 between 5:00am - 11:00am. (Eastern) During this window you may experience intermittent disruptions in accessing your online subscriptions. We are not anticipating a system outage for the duration of this maintenance."
If you are expecting to do research in these resources over the next two weekends, please plan accordingly.