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Financial Times access issue

Our access to Financial Times via http://www.ft.com/home/uk is currently unavailable due to a renewal issue which is under investigation.  Alternate access to the Financial Times via Factiva remains unaffected.

Update: How we access Financial Times has changed, our A-Z lists and catalogue have been updated with the new link which uses EASE login followed by individual user registration.  The new access also allows you to set up the FT app on your mobile device.  The new link is https://sso.ft.com/sso/auth?entityID=https%3A%2F%2Fidp.ed.ac.uk%2Fshibboleth.

Wireless access to e-resources

We are receiving a number of reports about loss of access to e-resources via the wifi network (Eduroam).  If affected please use the library links which are set up to pass through our EZProxy server or the VPN rather than accessing the e-resource directly.

Access the e-journals A-Z, e-books A-Z, databases A-Z, catalogue or searcher webpages here: http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/information-services/library-museum-gallery/finding-resources

VPN info at: http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/information-services/computing/desktop-personal/vpn/vpn-service-summary

We will post further updates to this issue here.

Update 23/4/15: Most e-resource providers have now been updated with the new Eduroam IP addresses.

Access alert – e-journals unavailable

Our e-journals are currently unavailable via A-Z library links, Searcher and the catalogue.  This is being investigated by our IT staff.

In the meantime, please access the journals directly on campus or off campus via the VPN or by adding http://ezproxy.is.ed.ac.uk/login?url=  to the front of a url eg for nature journal, the link is http://www.nature.com and then add http://ezproxy.is.ed.ac.uk/login?url= to make it http://ezproxy.is.ed.ac.uk/login?url=http://www.nature.com which will then work off campus.  There is also the option to log in off campus via UKFederation/Shibboleth if offered by the publisher.

We will add an update to this post once access is restored.  Access has been restored.

Emerald Insight Platform Downtime

emerald_logo_newThere will be a period of downtime on the Emerald Insight platform.  This affects e-books and e-journals.

The maintenance is scheduled to take place on Saturday 25 October 2014, between 12am and 3am.  During this maintenance window, Emerald Insight will be unavailable for up to 1 hour.  If you access the website during this time you will receive a ‘connection timeout’, or similar message, within your browser.