Upgrade of Libraries Australia Services - Services Unavailable 6 - 7 May

Dear Colleagues,

Libraries Australia is ready to upgrade the CBS software that underlies the Australian National Bibliographic Database (ANBD) and many of the Libraries Australia services.  The benefits of the upgrade will include faster processing speeds for the database, contributing to faster results from services such as RIS, Cataloguing Client and WebCat. Other benefits of the upgrade will be realised in the future as new functionality is able to be implemented and new data models are explored. The User Interfaces for the various services will remain unchanged at this time.

The Production environment of CBS will be upgraded late on Friday 5 May and over the weekend 6 - 7 May and most services will be offline during the process - some for different periods to others (see below):

Record Import Service (RIS)

  • The RIS service will not process files from midnight on 4 May until the upgrade is complete. Files will still be received during this period so members can continue their business as usual processes for RIS. Files will be processed as soon as possible after the upgrade is complete - this is expected to be 8 May.

Record Export Service (RES) and LA Products

  • LA Products and the Record Export Service (RES) will be unavailable from midday 5 May to 9am on the 8 May (AEST).

ANBD and other Libraries Australia services

  • LA Search, Libraries Australia Cataloguing Client, LA Document Delivery (LADD), LA WebCat and Z39.50 services will be unavailable from 6pm, 5 May to 9am, 8 May (AEST).

NOTE: Please be aware that any database activity performed during this time may not be saved. We will notify members when services and indexes are fully operational.

Libraries Australia has undergone significant preparation for the upgrade to ensure a smooth transition to the new Production environment, with minimal downtime for member libraries during business hours. This has included the upgrade of the two Test environments, which have been successfully completed over the last 3 months. The Training environment is currently in the process of being upgraded. As part of the preparation all new global refresh projects have been temporarily suspended and current projects are also being scheduled around the upgrade to minimise the impact on our member libraries.

We apologise for any inconvenience during implementation and look forward to providing an improved service to our members.

Kind regards,




Heather Walsh | Assistant Director, Libraries Australia Data Services | National Collections Access Division | National Library of Australia

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