These are the regular update tasks we do that are most relevant to UC-eLinks’ administrators. This is not a comprehensive list of all the work we do to support and maintain UC-eLinks.
|SFX Knowledgebase Updates (KB Updates)||SFX Software updates||A-Z ejournal list updates||Title lists to Google Scholar||Statistics||Top 10’s: Targets and Sources|
|What is this?||Ex Libris adds, deletes and edits title and holding information in their knowledgebase.||Software updates are called service packs. They include bug fixes and other periodic changes to the SFX software. They are integrated with the weekly SFX KB updates.||Each campus A-Z list contains all the ejournals licensed by CDL and by the individual campus.||XML file of data used by Google to determine when Google Scholar shows UC-eLinks (based on titles, holdings, providers). One file for each campus and CDL.||Usage statistics for each campus and UC-eLinks total usage for all UC campuses.||List of the top ten places UC-eLinks linked to (targets) and from (sources).|
|When?||Weekly on Mondays.||See KB Updates||Daily||CDL makes it available for Google Scholar to pick up weekly on Fridays.||Weekly, typically generated on Thursdays. Posted on the website on Fridays.||Quarterly (posted in April, July, October, December)|
|How long does it take?||1-4 hours; longer if SFX Software updates are included.||See KB Updates||About 1 hour per campus||About 1 hour per campus||All day (7am-10pm)||Extracted manually from the statistics reports.|
|How is the info shared?
How do you find out about this?
|CDL forwards the weekly SFX update announcement to UCELINKS-ADMINS-L; also via Release notes on Ex Libris Knowledge Center.||Available via Release notes on Ex Libris Knowledge Center.; CDL will call out anything critical in an email to UCELINKS-ADMINS-L.||This is a routine procedure, and no notification is sent.||This is a routine procedure and no notification is sent.||Posted on the UC-eLinks website statistics page||Posted on the UC-eLinks website home page|
|What do liaisons need to do/know?||Check the KBUpdate reports in the admin interface for adds, deletes, changes (whatever you are interested in reviewing)||No action needed.||No action needed.||No action needed.||For help with statistics, contact the UC-eLinks Team.||If you are interested, check them out.|
Running jobs at campuses
If you run a job that you think might impact the SFX server, please give us a heads up at email@example.com.
|Link checkers||Export jobs|
|What is this?||Running scripts that check HTML page for broken links.||For example: Exporting a list of titles activated in UC-eLinks at your campus.|
|What do you need to know?||Fine to run link checkers as long as the jobs stop before 9 am Monday to Friday.||Export jobs have an impact on the overall system performance so please run one export job at a time.
Please remember in SFX version 4 you need to select an INSTITUTE (either DEFAULT or your campus) when running export jobs.
|Best time to run?||Before 9am Monday to Friday.||Early in the morning is the best time.|