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To Host or Not to Host, That is the Question. Ryan Lazar, Systems Specialist Christy Allen, Asst. Dir., Discovery Services. About Furman University Libraries. Serves 2,700+ students, 239 faculty, and over 600 staff Provides access to over 1 million resources Has 3 physical locations

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To host or not to host that is the question

To Host or Not to Host,That is the Question

Ryan Lazar, Systems Specialist

Christy Allen, Asst. Dir., Discovery Services


About furman university libraries

About Furman University Libraries

  • Serves 2,700+ students, 239 faculty, and over 600 staff

  • Provides access to over 1 million resources

  • Has 3 physical locations

  • Employs 28 faculty/staff and 81 students


Millennium at furman university

Millennium at Furman University

  • Implemented in 2005

  • Provides access to over 1 million records

  • Circulates 42,000+ items a year

  • Catalogs 250,000+ items a year

  • Supports 55,000+ searches a year through the Library’s website


The millennium conundrum

The Millennium Conundrum

Something is rotten…!

  • Running version 2009B 1.5 on a Sun 240V server

  • Server at risk of failing due to age

  • Version of Millennium no longer supported


Considering our options

Considering Our Options

To thine own self be true!

  • Continue with current server and version

  • Purchase a new server and upgrade to the new version

  • Move to a hosted server and upgrade to the new version


To host or not to host that is the question

We’re going hosted!


Preparing t o migrate

Preparing To Migrate

Readiness is all!

  • Schedule date and time

  • Work with III migration team

  • Plan with Furman IT for DNS and firewall changes

  • Contact third parties

  • Publicize internally and externally

  • Assemble testing team

  • Complete any pre-migration system activities and changes


Migration day

Migration Day

Get thee to a server farm!

  • Confirm prep is complete

  • Remain on stand-by during migration

  • Coordinate post-migration testing

  • Troubleshoot as needed


Final thoughts

  • Still better, and worse

Final Thoughts

Cons

  • Software upgrades not bundled

  • System printers

  • On-campus FTP servers/Datatel

  • No back-up log

  • Response time (back-end)

    Pros

  • Response time (front-end)

  • Staff time/resources

  • Hardware/back-ups

  • Currency


Questions

Questions?

Give every man thy ear


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