DigitalKoans postings will resume on 11/29/09.
DigitalKoans postings will resume on 11/16/09.
DigitalKoans postings will resume on 10/19/09.
DigitalKoans postings will resume on 9/14/09.
DigitalKoans postings will resume on 8/12/09.
Yesterday, the DigitalKoans weblog at the Digital Scholarship .org mirror was brought down by the host service without prior warning. It is now back up; however, given that this issue may not be fully resolved, this may be a good time to review what to do when a Digital Scholarship mirror site or application goes down.
Digital Scholarship has two websites: http://digital-scholarship.org/ and http://digital-scholarship.com/. The sites are mirrored with two significant exceptions: only the .org site generates the Scholarly Electronic Publishing Weblog RSS feed and the .com DigitalKoans does not include comments. Also, most DigitalKoans RSS feed subscribers use the FeedBurner .org feed rather than the .com feed.
So, what should you do if a mirror site, say the .org site, were to go down? For website access, simply switch to the .com site. For DigitalKoans, use the .com DigitalKoans website. If the down time exceeds one day, subscribe to the .com DigitalKoans feed if you don’t want to check the website daily for important service announcements.
Here are the major .com URLs:
- .Com website: http://www.digital-scholarship.com
- DigitalKoans website: http://digital-scholarship.com/digitalkoans/
- DigitalKoans RSS feed (FeedBurner): http://feeds.feedburner.com/DigitalKoans2
You can get full access details about the Digital Scholarship mirror servers and feeds at:
- Digital Scholarship Publications Overview (.com): http://digital-scholarship.com/cwb/dsoverviewx.htm
- Digital Scholarship Publications Overview (.org): http://digital-scholarship.org/cwb/dsoverviewx.htm
Unless further technical issues emerge, I anticipate that DigitalKoans will become active again on Wednesday, and that I will release a new Scholarly Electronic Publishing Weblog and version 4 of the Electronic Theses and Dissertations Bibliography on that day.
The Connotea performance problems that were affecting the ability to login and the ability to read its feeds appear to have been resolved. New items are being added to the OA Tracking Project feeds.
Since a maintenance period yesterday morning, Connotea has had performance problems that have affected the ability to login and the ability to read its feeds. Consequently, the OA Tracking Project feeds have been affected as well.
DigitalKoans postings will resume on 7/15/09.
DigitalKoans postings will resume on 6/8/09.
DigitalKoans postings will resume on 3/30/09.
The Digital Scholarship .com mirror site was migrated to a new server over the weekend. Expect some rough spots for the next few days.
See "Digital Scholarship Publications Overview" for information about the different Digital Scholarship servers and feeds.
With the exception of new Digital Scholarship publication announcements, DigitalKoans will be on a blogging break until 1/14/08. Happy holidays.
DigitalKoans postings will resume on 12/3/08.
Postings will resume on 7/7/08.
The digital-scholarship.com mirror site is having intermittent outages. As mentioned previously, the hosting service that supports this mirror had a serious problem. That problem was an explosion "that produced enough force to move walls." Read more about it at "Explosion Has Data Center Scrambling, Users Venting." Obviously, patience is called for regarding stable service restoration.
Keep in mind for any future service outages that Digital Scholarship has two sites that largely mirror each other and use different hosting services:
It is unlikely that both sites would be unavailable at the same time.
For further details, see "Digital Scholarship Publications Overview":
Aside from the next Scholarly Electronic Publishing Weblog (5/7/08) and any Digital Scholarship publication announcements, DigitalKoans will be on break until 6/2/08.
I've returned from the NISO (National Information Standards Organization) Institutional Repository Thought Leader meeting, which recommended strategic directions for NISO's IR standards work.
DigitalKoans is back.
DigitalKoans postings will resume on 2/15/08.
There has been another denial-of-service attack on digital-scholarship.org and its version of DigitalKoans. If you have access problems, use the .com site instead. A second feed is also available.
The .org version of DigitalKoans is functioning normally now. A denial-of-service attack has been stopped.
You may have some connection issues with the .org version of DigitalKoans. The problem is being looked into. If you experience problems at https://digital-scholarship.org/digitalkoans/, use the .com version instead: http://www.digital-scholarship.com/digitalkoans/.
For further access information, see " Summary of Bailey’s Digital Publications Changes."
DigitalKoans is back at bit early.
DigitalKoans postings will resume on 1/9/08. Happy holidays.