Library Services are Offline

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The Blackgold library system appears to be the cyber-glue that holds together patron account info, library holds, access to digital resources where a sign-in is needed, catalog search, etc.  It appears a single point-of-failure failed.

The website states, "On Monday, January 4th, the Black Gold Library Cooperative catalog suffered a hardware failure and is offline. Black Gold staff are working to restore the catalog and we hope this is completed by the end of the week."

 

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a-1609966406 Jan 06, 2021 12:53 PM
Library Services are Offline

The Library wants to end the Black and Gold and get a cheaper cataloguing system; maybe this is the first step in the process?

Lucky 777 Jan 06, 2021 01:19 PM
Library Services are Offline

Black Gold is the link to the Overdrive system, a lifeline of free audio books that I use constantly, to learn while I am drawing or driving. I encourage anyone to look into signing up for it, break the tether to TV and instead listen while you get some other work done. Whatever interests you, you can find a book about it there.

yacht rocked Jan 07, 2021 08:46 AM
Library Services are Offline

One steller benefit of our library system is the ability to read the NY Times online for free (paid for by the State library system funded by us taxpayers). It's a bit buried in the Santa Barbara Library website. Login, then on the left-hand side, click on News and Research Databases under the Patron Resources section, then you'll see the link on the following page. Enjoy!

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