May 16th, 2022
The end of the school year is almost here! What else can you do in Alexandria to get ready for the break?
We have all the info you need for your end-of-year procedures to make sure you're library is all set for the break. We recommend reading through each tab in order. You can download and print this End-of-Year Procedures sheet as a helpful reminder!
Backing Up Data
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The final step before closing your library for the summer is to create a complete backup of your Alexandria Data folder.
For self-hosted libraries, we recommend storing your backups with a file hosting or cloud storage service, like Dropbox or CrashPlan, which are specifically designed to backup to other machines or off-site servers. If you use an external hard drive, we suggest storing it in a fire-resistant safe in an off-site location. It may seem extreme, but you never know what will happen, and we want you to be prepared for the worst. Unlike an archive, backups are considered a "last resort" in case everything else fails.
Read Back Up Your Data to learn more.
In case you missed them...
Here's our collection of 2022 End-of-Year Tips
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Tip compilation: end-of-year edition
May 17, 2023
May 10, 2023
End-of-year procedures & the message drawer
May 04, 2023
Cleaning up the grade table–Authority Control
Apr 26, 2023
Extra, extra! Watch all about it!
Apr 19, 2023
Items: a few things you may not know...
Apr 12, 2023
Four features in Patrons you might not be using
Apr 05, 2023
Weeding items: why keep discarded items?
Mar 29, 2023
Circulation: Items out tab
Mar 21, 2023
Circulation: homeroom tab
Mar 15, 2023
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