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:
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:
E-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.
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 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.
We have been advised that all databases, e-books and e-journals on the ProQuest and Chadwyk-Healy platforms will be unavailable for 8 hours starting at 3am on Sunday 18th January. This scheduled downtime will allow ProQuest to carry out improvements to the security and reliability of their products.