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July 28, 2014

Scheduled Outage

IET (Information and Educational Technologies) will be upgrading the web site database server on Tuesday, July 29.   The Daily Bulletin and other WordPress sites will be put in maintenance mode.  During this time submissions will not be allowed.   Otherwise the upgrade should be transparent. We anticipate the upgrade to conclude by noon.  Thank you for your patience as we move forward with this project.

Please contact the Help Desk if you have any questions.

May 7, 2014

Shortened Library Hours During Semester Break

Beginning Tuesday, May 6th, Brown Library’s main floor (the Link Learning Commons) and the top floor (Library Services) will be open as follows: 
  • Monday-Friday: 8am-5pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: Closed

The Writing Center will be closed from May 6th-19th. The Testing Center (ground floor) will have regular hours which are posted here.

May 5, 2014

Shortened Library Hours During Semester Break

Beginning Tuesday, May 6th, Brown Library’s main floor (the Link Learning Commons) and the top floor (Library Services) will be open as follows: 
  • Monday-Friday: 8am-5pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: Closed
The Writing Center will be closed from May 6th-19th.The Testing Center (ground floor) will have regular hours which are posted here.

April 23, 2014

Two VCCS SIS/HR System Outages

The first VCCS SIS/HR system outage will be from 12:00 AM to 4:00 AM on Thursday, April 24 to upgrade its database hardware.  The SIS/HR systems, Online Admission Application (OAA), and mobile SIS will be down during this period.  Any SIS/HR production batch jobs that normally run during this time frame will be impacted as the production schedulers will be unavailable from roughly 10:45 PM or April 23 until 4:15 AM on April 24.

Please schedule processes early in the evening so that they complete before 10:45 PM on April 23 or schedule them to begin after 4:15 on April 24.  If there is any question, schedule the batch processes to start after 4:15 AM on April 24.

My VWCC and Blackboard should remain available.

The second VCCS SIS/HR system outage will be from 4:00 PM, Saturday April 26th to 1:30 AM Sunday, April 27th to apply the PeopleTools maintenance. The SIS/HR systems, Online Admission Application (OAA),  and mobile SIS will be unavailable. Any SIS/HR production batch jobs that normally run during this timeframe will be impacted as the production schedulers will be unavailable from roughly 2:00 PM on April 26 until 1:30 AM on April 27. Please schedule processes early so that they complete before 2:00 PM on April 26 or schedule them to begin after 2:00 AM on April 27. If there is any question, schedule the batch processes to start after 2:00 AM on April 27.

Students and staff will not be able to access SIS/HR, mobile SIS, Online Application for Admission, SIS archive, and batch processes will be put on hold during this period. Additionally, ImageNow integration, Wizard Advising link, and all SIS/HR interfaces will be unavailable.

My VWCC and Blackboard should remain available.

April 4, 2014

Web Server Maintenance on Friday, April 4th

IET will be performing maintenance on the web server Friday afternoon. This may result in a brief interruption of service. If you need access to My VWCC during that time, it can be accessed directly at http://vw.my.vccs.edu/.

If you find any problems with the web site following Friday's maintenance, please notify us at webadmin@virginiawestern.edu.

April 3, 2014

Web Server Maintenance on Friday, April 4th

IET will be performing maintenance on the web server Friday afternoon. This may result in a brief interruption of service. If you need access to My VWCC during that time, it can be accessed directly at http://vw.my.vccs.edu/.

If you find any problems with the web site following Friday's maintenance, please notify us at webadmin@virginiawestern.edu.

December 17, 2013

Happy Holidays from Brown Library

The library is here to serve you on the top floor and will return to our normal hours on Tuesday, January 7th. Our holiday schedule is:

Wednesday and Thursday, 12/18-12/19: 8am-5pm

Friday, 12/20/13 — Wednesday, 1/1/14: CLOSED

Thursday and Friday, 1/2-1/3/14: 8am-5pm

Saturday, 1/4/14: CLOSED

Monday, 1/6/14: 8am-5pm

See you in 2014!

November 25, 2013

Thanksgiving and Extended Saturday Hours

Hours for the Thanksgiving Day holiday at Brown Library (top floor) and the Academic Link (main floor) are as follows:

  • Monday, 11/25: 8am-8pm (Note: Math Center only open 8am-7pm)
  • Tuesday, 11/26: 8am-5pm
  • Wednesday, 11/27: 8am-12 noon
  • Thursday through Sunday, 11/28-12/1: Closed

Saturday hours will also be extended for the last two weeks of class:

  • Saturdays: 9am-4pm (12/7 and 12/14)

IMPORTANT NOTE: The hours for the Testing Center (ground floor) are different and are posted here. The Writing Center's (also ground floor) hours are here.

Remember, even when the library is closed, you can still access professional assistance, online library resources, and computers for doing class work or research. Check out these alternatives:

Computer Labs on Campus

Off-Campus Access to Research Databases and the Library Catalog

Ask a Librarian Chat Service

Local Public and College Libraries

September 9, 2013

Planned Outage: SIS/HR, Mobile SIS and the Online Admission Application

Information Technologies Services (ITS) in Richmond has scheduled an outage of SIS/HR, Mobile SIS and the Online Admission Application from 8 p.m. Saturday, September 14 until 10 a.m. Sunday, September 15.  Necessary maintenance will be performed on these systems during this time.

August 29, 2013

Library Closed for Labor Day Weekend

Brown Library will close on Friday, August 30th, at 5pm and will remain closed throughout the Labor Day weekend. We will reopen on Tuesday, September 3rd, at 8am.

Remember, even when the library is closed, you can still access professional assistance, online library resources, and computers for doing class work or research. Check out these alternatives:

Computer Labs on Campus

Off-Campus Access to Research Databases and the Library Catalog

Ask a Librarian Chat Service

Local Public and College Libraries

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