SRDS Scheduled Downtime 12/24/14 – 12/29/14

SRDS: Standard Rate & Data Service will experience a planned downtime affecting their online services, beginning at 1pm Central on Wednesday, December 24.

All SRDS.com services on the web (including SRDS DirectNet) and company email will be unavailable from December 24 until Monday, December 29.  The vendor encourages that you plan ahead as best as you can, and log in before then to pull any information you may need during that time.

SRDS provides media rates and data for more than 100,000 U.S and international media properties, including both traditional and alternative marketing media. Advertising rates, personnel contact information, as well as circulation figures for radio, TV, cable, business publications, consumer magazines, and newspapers are included. Demographic information is also provided.

OCLC Resources Will Be Unavailable On 1/3/15

On Saturday, 3 January 2015, OCLC has scheduled a technology upgrade to support system performance and reliability. During this upgrade, all OCLC services will be unavailable on 3 January 2015, from 12:01 am to 3:00 pm, U.S. Eastern Standard Time (approximately 15 hours).

This downtime will impact the following Temple resources:
ContentDM (SCRC digital collections)
ILLiad (interlibrary loan)
FirstSearch databases:

ArticleFirst
Clase and Periodica (ClasePeriodica)
GPO Monthly Catalog
MEDLINE (available from several providers)
PapersFirst
ProceedingsFirst
WorldCat

Thomson Gale Online Products Intermittently Unavailable [Now Fixed]

Update:  Gale now reports the problem fixed.

From Gale:

Dear Gale Subscribers,

We are currently experiencing intermittent problems with our online databases.  Please be advised that our Engineers are working to correct the problem as soon as possible.  I will send out another update as more information becomes available.  If you have questions or concerns, please contact Technical Support at 800-877-4253 (Option 4).

Kind Regards,
Thomson Gale
Mike Sollars
800-877-4253 x8951