Planned downtime 11/6/09

A period of planned downtime will affect Mimas services and projects from 10:00 on Thursday, 11 June 2009, including Copac. We hope this downtime will last no longer than 2 hours.

Mimas been working with Sun (our hardware supplier) to identify the cause of the fault that led to several Mimas services being unavailable during the weekend 16-17 May 2009. A potential fault was identified which requires replacement of a disk component by the Sun Engineer.

Therefore, a short period of downtime is necessary to remedy this fault. We would normally provide 2 weeks’ notice of maintenance, but we believe it is in everyone’s best interest to replace the faulty component at the earliest opportunity.

Apologiees for any inconvenience this may cause.

Copac Beta survey winner drawn

We have now drawn the winner of the £35 Amazon from the Beta survey participants. The drawing was conducted in a very low-tech manner by our colleague Jane Stevenson of the Archives Hub (, who drew the winning email address from a brown paper bag.

Congratulations to Kimberley Godwin of Aberystwyth University!

Thanks again to all who took part.