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- R. David Lankes

Polaris Maintenance February 2, 2017 from 12:00AM - 1:00AM CST

On February 2, 2017 from 12AM–1AM Polaris and its related services will be down while we perform a firewall upgrade.

We will post an update both to this list and the SHARE website when the maintenance is complete.

If you have any questions or if you do experience issues afterward, please call us at 618-656-3216.

January 11, 2017 SHARE Semi-Annual Meeting

24 hours later, I think some of us are still marveling at how well our first attempt at using Zoom webinar to conduct the SHARE Semi-Annual meeting worked.  The only downside was that there were only 97 participants, but most of us like to believe that the number of participants will increase as everyone becomes more comfortable with and accustomed to this new technology/communication option. 

Zinio Users Group Meeting in February

Recorded Books will be hosting a Zinio user group meeting for libraries in SHARE & IHLS on Thursday, February 2 at the Forsyth Public Library. This meeting is a great opportunity for both public and school library staff members to learn more about Zinio and OneClickDigital. A demo of the new RBdigital app will be provided and there will  be plenty of time for questions. If your library is already a member of the SHARE public or school library Zinio groups, you’ll have the chance to provide feedback directly to the vendor.

Update: Printing Receipts in LEAP

Unfortunately, there is still no fix for the receipt printing issue when in LEAP with Google Chrome. 

We have found that Mozilla Firefox is the best option for printing LEAP receipts.  Headers and footers will have to be disabled first or else they will show up on your receipts.

LEAP, Printing, and Google Chrome

We have been receiving reports of printing issues in LEAP with the latest version of Google Chrome (54.0.2840.71, released Thursday, October 20, 2016)--the most common issue being small font size. 

If you are experiencing this issue, you may want to use a different browser for now, such as Microsoft Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge (if you're using Windows 10), or Mozilla Firefox. 

Hub Location Change

 Starting September 12th deliveries from the ZCA hub will be on the same days as before but your delivery time may be different.

Starting September 12th deliveries from the ZCA hub will originate from Carbondale rather than Du Quoin. Due to the difference in location, and accessibility factors of some libraries, the route logistics have been rearranged. If you receive deliveries from the ZCA hub, please be aware that your delivery time may be at a different time starting today. If you have any questions please contact the ZCA hub manager.

Changing your password after the July 4th maintenance

Part of the upgrade process during the July 4th maintenance for Polaris is to migrate all users to a new Polaris environment. For security reasons, we are unable to migrate user passwords. This means that all Polaris user passwords will be reset and you must change this reset password before you can login to Polaris. Everyone will be prompted to change their passwords after Monday.