Libraries a week closed: system update Superlative

Now quickly again in the library: For a digital restructuring, the VÖBB includes all Berlin branches from 17. November for a week. Here it is mostly quiet, no

Libraries a week closed: system update Superlative

Now quickly again in the library: For a digital restructuring, the VÖBB includes all Berlin branches from 17. November for a week.

Here it is mostly quiet, now, no one is coming in eight days: the city library broad street photo: Björn Brinkmann

despair is the voice of Inés G.: "I'm a little unhappy with it." The week-long closure of all houses in the network of public libraries in Berlin (VÖBB) this Saturday, meets a student from Italy hard: "I can research for my master's work only here and not allowed to borrow the books I need, unfortunately."

Not for all of the nearly 9.5 million annual library visitors, the upcoming period is likely to have such a dramatic impact. However, many visitors in the light-flooded Foyer of Berlin's city library in Broad street the compass breaks openness is the only way.

"I had to reschedule the Job completely, to be able to this week, only to learn", tells about Greta Moreen Wistrand. It is not only the building, not close, also the use of the catalogue as well as Borrow and returns are not possible. It is a fact that Many people in Berlin are dependent on one or the other type on the 81 bodies of the VÖBB. Why will these heart pieces in public space for eight days inaccessible?

"We have, it is really not easy to spokeswoman for the Central and regional library made the decision," protested Anna Jacobi, press. All of the data of the VÖBB would have to move to a different data infrastructure.

The measure is comparable with the Transfer an Canlı bahis Excel table into another program: "With such a great Institution this is, of course, an incredibly complex process and will take several days," says Jacobi. Imagine an Excel spreadsheet with about 7.5 million columns Jasminbet – so many of the media units of the inventory of the VÖBB counts.

need to move because of a digital political decision of the Senate, so Jacobi will. You want to get away from the Software vendor, Oracle, has scared lately, with rising prices, many customers. At the end of November the deadline for a conversion is running out.

"There will probably be, in retrospect, minor bug fixes"

closer To your goal of a digitization of the authorities, the Senate administration for internal Affairs on standardization of information technology. The libraries decided in the context of the targets finally, for an Open-Source Software, primarily for cost reasons. Open Source refers to Software that is not controlled by a single commercial provider, special in an open and transparent process is developed.

Software expert Frank Termer from the industry Association Bitkom sees, therefore, more advantages in the use of Open-Source products as a mere saving: "Through the open architecture of the Software remains flexible and can move easier to other providers." In addition, it is possible the technology in-house to the needs.

another reason for the temporary closure is likely many of the year 21.3 million online visitors to look forward to: A new mobile-friendly interface to facilitate Research and the use of digital offers. The current page is reminiscent, in fact, rather of the times in which cell phones were still almost as wide as it is tall. "While we are testing the new System since may intense, but with such a huge project will probably have to be, in retrospect, minor bug fixes", as press spokeswoman for Jacobi.

For all the bookworms it is now called, still quickly on the Saturday evening with reading material to stock. A literary hurricane passing.

Date Of Update: 15 November 2019, 06:00
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