System Alert: MCW Network Outage Will Affect Library Resources

Nov. 21, 2013 - From Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013 at 4 a.m. until Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013 at 4 p.m., MCW Information Services will perform a major network upgrade.  This College-wide upgrade will impact access to all MCW Libraries’ resources during this time.  See list below for further details.

From wherever you are accessing them, you can expect intermittent or no connectivity to MCW Libraries’ resources during the upgrade.  During the upgrade, users within the Todd Wehr Library may also experience intermittent or no connectivity to the internet.

Please plan ahead.  Library resources may be available, but access can be lost without notice.  Expect that if you are using resources, you could be cut off without warning.  Please save your work often and use resources at your own risk.

Below is some information about specific resources during the upgrade.  If you have questions about our resources and services during the outage, please call us at (414) 955-8302.

  • ANGEL will be completely unavailable during the upgrade time.
  • UpToDate may be available from Froedtert, Children’s, and Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin locations by connecting to
  • The Library’s web site and all links on the web site will be subject to downtime.
  • Library resources such as databases, electronic books, and electronic journals will be available but will be subject to intermittent outages.
  • The Library on Request (the library’s document delivery service) software will be subject to intermittent outages for users within MCW.  Service to requesters during the downtime will be affected.  Full service will resume on Monday, December 2.
  • Printing in the Todd Wehr Library, Froedtert Library, and Instructional Computing Labs (3rd floor MEB) will be affected.  Use at your own risk.
  • File storage on the shared drive in the Todd Wehr Library and Instructional Computing Labs will be affected.  Use at your own risk.

Please plan ahead for this outage.

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