News & Announcements

Brief PINES Downtime This Evening


The PINES catalog ( will be offline for service maintenance tonight (Thursday, November 6, 2014) at 9:00 pm. We expect to be back online within a few minutes.

Evergreen 2.7 Upgrade Schedule


Testing is now in progress for the next PINES software upgrade, which will occur over Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend in January 2015.

Learn More Now!

Long Overdue Processing


The Long Overdue batch processing is complete and the process is now running nightly.

See Long Overdue Processing for more information.

PINES and the POODLE SSL Vulnerability


You may see articles being passed around the web this week on the POODLE vulnerability.  PINES employs SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) to encrypt private information and protect our end users from threats on the web.  When we receive information via security mailing lists and other reliable sources regarding vulnerabilities, we act quickly to make sure our system is protected.  In this case, the solution is to disable an older fo

PINES Mini-Conference in November


The schedule is now available and the registration is open for the PINES Mini-Conference at Southwest Georgia Regional Library System (Bainbridge) on November 12-13, 2014.


Schedule and Registration

Long Overdue Items


The new automated Long Overdue feature will go into effect on October 15, 2014.


See Long Overdue Items for detailed information and instructions.

Scheduled Web Site Maintenance


The GPLS IT staff will be doing web server maintenance on Wednesday, September 9 from 6pm - approximately 9pm. During this time, you may not be able to reach the following:

  • PINES web site
  • GPLS web site
  • Help Desk
  • Library web sites that are hosted by GPLS
  • PINES catalog FAQ and Help page (the PINES catalog will be unaffected, but the FAQ/Help pages reside on the PINES web site)

Upcoming PINES Executive Committee Meeting


The agenda has been posted for the September 2014 PINES Executive Committee Meeting.

At the May 2014 PINES Executive Committee Meeting, the decision was made to reduce paper waste at future meetings by ending the practice of printing out copies of all handouts for all meeting attendees. Meeting attendees are encouraged to bring a laptop to view handouts or to print out relevant handouts in advance.