Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Database Alert: Gale Virtual Reference Library

We just received the following notice from Thomson Gale, who provide our InfoTrac databases as well as our online reference book collection, Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) :

"We will be performing emergency network maintenance and upgrades on Friday June 1st, 2007 between 12:00am–12:15am. (Eastern) During this window you may experience intermittent connectivity issues to your online subscriptions of Gale Virtual Reference Library. This maintenance will not affect any other subscriptions to Thomson Gale products."

Be advised that sometimes other resources--like InfoTrac databases--can be affected even when the company claims that they will not. Also, these maintenance tasks can sometimes take longer than expected. The wee hours of Friday morning are not a high research demand time for us....Still, if you are a night-owl researcher, please plan your research accordingly.

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