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E-Resources access issues

E-Resources Access Alert – EZProxy issues RESOLVED

This issue has been resolved

There are currently off campus access problems to e-resources via EZProxy links which are being investigated by our IT team.

Eg http://www.ezproxy.is.ed.ac.uk/login?url=http://www.oxfordscholarship.com may not work but if you drop the “http://www.ezproxy.is.ed.ac.uk/login?url=” portion to http://www.oxfordscholarship.com the link will work as long as you are on the VPN or able to log in to the e-resource using Institutional Login/Shibboleth (if offered by the publisher).

Please see http://edin.ac/1bjVuCC for details of how to access E-Resources during this time, especially if off campus.

Further updates may also appear on the IS Alerts page http://reports.is.ed.ac.uk/alerts/index.cfm?fuseaction=view_alert&alert_id=7222.

We apologise for any inconvenience during this time.

Dawsonera e-book download changes

From the 1st November, e-books (both PDF’s and ePub’s) downloaded from the Dawsonera website will require installation of Adobe Digital Editions or the Bluefire app for mobile devices.  As many of our e-books are already set up this way, most users will be unaffected.  If you do need to install Adobe Digital Editions, some useful links are below:

Further info

Further info about the main e-book platforms we use can be viewed at our e-book AZ lists.

Web of Science Upgrade to version 5.25 – Maintenance Sunday 25 June 2017

Web of Science is undergoing scheduled maintenance on Sunday June 25, from 13.00 (BST) to Monday June 26, at 01.00 (BST).

During this time, access to the service may be intermittent and the service should be considered at risk during the maintenance period.

Clarivate Analytics apologise for any inconvenience as a result.

During the maintenance period there will also be an upgrade of Web of Science to version 5.25.

For information on the new features of the WoS upgrade (including screenshots) please see the WoS Release notes at:

http://wok.mimas.ac.uk/support/documentation/WoS525-external-release-notes.pdf

Features include:

* Modernised discovery workfows.

* Enriched analytics workfows.

* Expanded and updated data.

* Improved Product Quality.

Scopus maintenance alert 21st Sept

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On September 21st from 4pm – 6pm Scopus will undergo maintenance. During this period, the Scopus database will be available in read-only mode, which means that users will be able to perform most of the usual operations, but won’t be allowed to perform operations writing into the database such as:

– Saving/editing a search query

– Saving/editing an alert

– Creating or modifying a list

– Changing a user configuration

Dawsonera downtime

logoE-Books on the Dawsonera website will be unavailable for up to half an hour between 7:30am and 8:00am on Thursday 25th August 2016 while they undertake essential work on the platform.  Dawsonera will be offline during this time and students should ensure they have downloaded and opened any e-books they need access to before this outage occurs.  It will also not be possible to read titles which have been downloaded but not opened before the outage period.

Publisher downtime alerts

Several publishers are taking advantage of vacation time to carry out maintenance work and platform updates.  The following affect our e-resources this weekend:

  • Annual Reviews.  On Friday June 24 – Saturday June 25 between 11:00pm and 3:00am (BST), Annual Reviews have planned routine maintenance to their website. Website content may be unavailable during this time.
  • BioOne.  On Friday June 24 – Saturday June 25 between 11:00pm and 3:00am (BST), BioOne have planned routine maintenance to their website.  BioOne content and service will be unavailable during this time.
  • Cambridge Journals Online (CJO), Cambridge Books Online (CBO), Cambridge Histories Online (CHO) Cambridge Companions Online (CCO), Shakespeare Survey Online (SSO) and University Publishing Online (UPO), will be unavailable on Sunday 26th June 2016 for 4 hours between 09:00 AM BST and 13:00 BST due to essential maintenance.
  • Taylor & Francis.  On Friday June 24 – Saturday June 25 between 11:00pm and 3:00am (BST), Taylor & Francis have planned routine maintenance to their websites Taylor&Francis Online (Journals) and Taylor & Francis eBooks. Taylor&Francis Online will be unavailable during this time.

 

Cambridge University Press e-Journals and e-Books Downtime

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Cambridge Journals Online, Cambridge Books Online, Cambridge Histories Online, Cambridge Companions Online, Shakespeare Survey Online and University Publishing Online will be unavailable Sunday 26th June from 9am to 1pm.

Cambridge University Press apologise for the inconvenience of this downtime and have advised that it is due to essential maintenance work ahead of the migration of content held on the above platforms to their new integrated platform branded Cambridge Core and scheduled for release mid 2016.  See http://librarians.cambridgecore.org/watch-the-cambridge-core-video/ for an introduction to Cambridge Core.

 

E-Resources Access Alert – EZProxy issues

There are currently intermittent access problems to e-resources via EZProxy links which are being investigated by our IT team.

Eg http://www.ezproxy.is.ed.ac.uk/login?url=http://www.oxfordscholarship.com/oso/public/ may not work but if you drop the “http://www.ezproxy.is.ed.ac.uk/login?url=” portion e.g.  http://www.oxfordscholarship.com/oso/public the link will work.

Please see http://edin.ac/1bjVuCC for details of how to access E-Resources during this time, especially if off campus.

Further updates may also appear on the IS Alerts page http://reports.is.ed.ac.uk/alerts/.

We apologise for any inconvenience during this time.