ALEPH: temporarily unavailable this morning

A restart of all ALEPH services first thing this morning, requested by IS yesterday, is taking far longer to complete that was anticipated. The restart should have taken between 10-15mins and began at just after 7am this morning, but new process on version 20 of ALEPH are taking long to run through than has been seen previously.

Currently all connections to ALEPH (including all client connections, self-service and the OPAC) are unavailable.

We are working very closely with IS to resolve this issue as soon as possible, and will update as soon as access to ALEPH has been restored.