that Daylight Savings Time is changing this year. I knew this was coming – but for some reason I thought that we had another year so I welcome the reminder. Here’s what you need to know:
This change is due to the Energy Policy Act of 2005.
The bill amends the Uniform Time Act of 1966 by changing the start and end dates of daylight saving time starting in 2007. Clocks will be set ahead one hour on the second Sunday of March instead of the current first Sunday of April. Clocks will be set back one hour on the first Sunday in November, rather than the last Sunday of October. This will make electronic clocks that had pre-programmed dates for adjusting to daylight saving time obsolete and will require updates to computer operating systems. The date for the end of daylight saving time has the effect of increasing evening light on Halloween (October 31).
This will also affect our computers – Sarah pointed out these three handy sites:
- Microsoft’s Hotfix for PCs and servers running a Windows OS can be found at: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/928388
- Mobile device users running a Windows OS should go to:
- Reg edits, scripts, and more can be found at: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/914387/en-us
Mark your calendars and make sure that everyone in your library knows about this upcoming change.
[update] Someone at my library just pointed me to one more useful like. Mac OSX users can find their fix here: http://www.apple.com/support/downloads/macosxserver1048comboupdateppc.html [/update]