Shown above: Beyza Aydar begins the process of burning [recording] files to a CD in the Owens Library computing labs.
Due to excessive maintenance costs, the INFO/K95 (VMS) server is being replaced by a new IIS (CATpages) personal web page server. CATpages became available to students, faculty and staff at the beginning of the Fall 2006 trimester.
Starting at 5 p.m. on September 15, 2006, students, faculty and staff will no longer be able to browse or view INFO/K95 (VMS) information on the web.
Users will, however, be able to retrieve personal web pages and other personal information from the INFO/K95 (VMS) server through October 19, 2006. All personal web pages and other personal data on Northwest’s INFO/K95 (VMS) server will be deleted on October 20, 2006. Once the deletion occurs, the information on that server cannot be restored.
Due to the fact, that many of the web pages on INFO/K95 are out-of-date, there will be no attempt to automate the restoration of these pages to the new server or make back-up copies. Consequently, anyone wishing to keep their personal web pages must personally save them to an alternate storage location such as to a USB Pen drive or to a CD.
The INFO/K95 (VMS) server is currently used to store personal web pages. Personal web pages are those with a tilde symbol (~) in the web address and are created and posted by faculty, staff and students.
According to Kyra Mills, Network & Server Services Administrator, it is "important to save your personal INFO [K95/VMS] web pages to an alternate storage device like a CD. Once the web pages are deleted, the web pages will not be restored."
Organizational web pages have also historically been stored on the INFO/K95 (VMS) server. All organization sites listed in the directory and and remained current have already been moved by Information Systems to the new CATpages server. If your organizational web page has not been moved and you need assistance in moving those pages to the new Catpages server, you are encouraged to attend one of the Catpages workshops being offered by Information Systems. The workshops are free of charge and available to Northwest faculty, staff and any user who maintains a Northwest organizational web page. The workshops will be held October 11 and 12.
4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
The Catpages workshops will be held in the Distance Learning Room (Room 250) on the 2nd floor of Owens Library. No registration is required. Workshops will run one hour long, but attendees can stay longer depending on need and available seating. Seating is on a first come, first server basis.
If you have questions about faculty, staff or organizational web pages or files that you have stored on the INFO/K95 (VMS) server, Information Systems urges you to email Web Officer Crystal Ward at email@example.com and ask how your faculty, staff or organization's web pages can be saved. Academic and administrative offices, as well as, departments with pages on INFO/K95 (VMs) should also contact Ward to have their web pages moved to the new Windows and content manager-based web site.
If you have any questions about how to save/copy your INFO/K95 (VMS) files to an alternate storage device, please contact the Information Systems Help Desk at 660.562.1634.