Friday, March 12, 2010

Library Systems Alert--Evacuation Day Proxy Shutdown

Update: 7pm, 3/17/10-------The proxy server is back up and database access, off-campus, has been restored.

Please be advised that major electrical work is being done at Sargent Hall (the Law Building) on Evacuation Day/St. Patrick's Day, Wednesday, March 17th. This will result in an outage that is expected to start around 11pm on Tuesday the 16th and last until computer equipment is brought back up on the morning of the 18th, at approximately 9am. Why does this matter to Sawyer Library users? Well, our proxy server--the computer server that authenticates Suffolk users off-campus--is actually located at the Law Library. If this server is shut down, as it must be on the 17th, all of our databases will be unavailable off-campus.

Since this is a legal Suffolk County holiday, as well as the middle of Spring Break week, we are hoping that this will have little impact on our researching students and faculty. But please be warned of this disruption, and plan your research accordingly. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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