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vLib downtime due to scheduled power outage

Due to a scheduled power outage vLib will be unavailable on Wednesday, 17/11/10, from 6 am onwards.

As a a high number of services will be experiencing a downtime, systems will be initialized successively after the outage.

We have done our best to prioritize the start of vLib, however, we are unable to give any more precise point of time when vLib will be available again but between 9 and 12 o’clock in the morning.

MPG/SFX services should be available without interruption.

More info see GWDG News.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

vLib Resource Types revised

Resource types have been revised.

The former resource types Factual Database, ePrint Server, and Subject Gateway are now generally typed as Miscellaneous.

Old links should redirect if defined for interfaces /start or /resource_type (more info on service interfaces).

A complete list of eBook-related resources is now available at http://vlib.mpg.de/start?type=Book%20Collection.

Hence the option eBooks has disappeared from the Special Content dropdown at http://vlib.mpg.de/start?srv=locate. Former deep links, for example http://vlib.mpg.de/start?special=ebooks, should continue to be supported if set up using the above service interfaces.

MPG/SFX scheduled downtime (Sunday 14 February, early morning)

In order to prepare an upcoming migration, the GWDG scheduled a few hours downtime for the MPG/SFX server on Sunday between 01:00 a.m. and 06:00 a.m.

Please be aware that MPG/SFX services will be unavailable during that time, while the upcoming system is synchronized with the MPG/SFX server in production.

On Wednesday, February 17, after thorough testing, the new system will be switched to production during our regular maintenance hours, which will involve another short downtime.

!! PLEASE NOTE: Switch to production was re-scheduled to take place on Thursday morning, February 18, between 8 and 9 a.m. Apologies for the short notice. !!

We apologize for any inconvenience.