Unicorn Update - information for the staff of the Indiana University Libraries

December 18, 2002
Issue #22

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Unicorn 2002 - What You Need to Know

In order to prepare for the upgrade, you'll need to be aware of the following items:

  • Unicorn will be down from 6:00 p.m. (Bloomington time) on Friday, January 3, 2003 until 8:00 a.m. (Bloomington time) on Monday, January 6, 2003. (See the upgrade schedule for complete details.) To ensure a smooth shutdown, all WorkFlows sessions should be closed before 6:00 p.m. on Friday.

  • No reports will run the weekend of January 4-5. Reports will be re-scheduled as appropriate (most will catch up when they run again the next time). There will be some extra reports running on Monday, January 6th in order to catch up, so some reports may be later than usual on Monday.

  • The WorkFlows 2002 client will automatically be downloaded the first time you log in to Unicorn (unlike in the past when you had to run the "Update" wizard). The new client will automatically install when you launch WorkFlows again. As in the past, an extra icon may be created on the desktop--it should be ignored and you should continue to use the existing icon, and the extra one should be automatically removed.

  • Special Note: WorkFlows 2002 will run on Windows NT, Windows 2000, and Windows XP. If any site is still using Windows 98 or is using a Mac, computer support for that site should email Spencer Anspach (sanspach) immediately.

  • Custom toolbars which are maintained centrally (CUSTACQ, CUSTSER, CUSTILL, READONLY, etc.) will be upgraded. Individual toolbars stored on workstations will need to be re-configured to work with Unicorn 2002. Details are available although the toolbars can't be modified until after the production upgrade, so work can't be done in advance without access to es07.

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