March 2013 Archives

On March 19, 2012, OIT will perform some maintenance on the data storage devices that are used by Sakai and RCI. Work will begin at 9:00 pm and last all evening. Sakai will not be available during that time (additional outages are planned during spring break, however those are much briefer - please see the announcement on Sakai for more details).   

Below is the announcement from OIT:

On Tuesday, March 19, 2013 beginning at 9:00pm during regularly scheduled services test time, CSS NB will be upgrading  a major portion of our NetApp storage infrastructure.   This work should take approximately 4 hours and will completed by 1:00am on Wednesday, March 20, 2013.  We've schedule this over spring break to minimize potential impacts to our user community.  We will be migrating data and services from retiring, out of warranty/off maintenance equipment to new infrastructure, accommodating an ever-increasing demand for data storage and providing for continued reliability and availability of our services.  

This upgrade will accomplish several objectives:

 - Upgrading hardware and software infrastructure to 
       * improve processing performance and efficiency
       * implement storage virtualization 
       * consolidate storage services configuration
 - Increase storage capacity
 - Ensure vendor support of hardware and software infrastructure maintenance
 - Supports Hill Center Data Center reconfiguration project

During this upgrade activity, the following services will NOT be available, please plan accordingly:

- Sakai Course Management and Collaboration Services
- RUMail Collaboration Services
- RCI Email Reading (Webmail, IMAP, POP, Pine)
- RCI Hosted Web Sites
- RCI Hosted Virtual Mail domains
- Other RCI Services

NO OTHER SERVICES WILL BE AFFECTED BY THIS ACTIVITY.  We will send reminder notifications prior to the event and confirmation that services have been restored when our work is completed.  

Copyright for Graduate Students:  (March 26, 2013, 1:00 - 3:00, Alexander Library, Pane Room) The workshop will cover the basics of copyright, use of copyrighted works in research and scholarly publications, copyright issues for dissertations and theses, use of copyrighted works in classroom teaching and online education, copyright in one's own works, contract law as it applies to digital resources, and the current legal landscape in higher education and open access scholarly communication. Janice Pilch will facilitate this workshop.
You may register here.

A Basic RefWork workshop will be held at Alexander Library, room 413 on March 29, 2013, 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Alexander Library, Room 413, CAC. RefWorks is a web-based bibliography and database manager that allows users to create and administer their own personal bibliographic database. This hands-on workshop introduces RefWorks, and demonstrates how personal bibliographies can be created and managed. Two additional RefWorks tools, Write-N-Cite and RefGrab-It will also be demonstrated. Additional help will be available for persons logging into RefWorks for the first time.

You are cordially invited to register here.

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