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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.


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.

Weekend e-resource disruption


logoThe MyILibrary e-books website will be shut down for maintenance on Saturday 30th May – 1pm – 7pm.  Ingram Content Group apologise for any inconvenience that may be caused during this downtime.


wos-logo_webThomson Reuters have advised that Web of Science and Endnote Online are “at risk” during their maintenance period on Sunday 31st May 2015 – 1:00pm – 16:00pm.

They expect minimal interruption to the service for users who are logged into Web of Science™ or EndNote® Online. Thomson Reuters apologise for any inconvenience.

Downtime Alert – E-Journals

At 10pm tonight, our e-journals will become unavailable for about 1 hour via the e-journal A-Z links, Searcher and the catalogue.  This maintenance work is expected to resolve recent instability issues affecting e-journal access.

During this time, 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.

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.


Taylor & Francis E-books Platform Downtime

E-books_LOGODue to essential maintenance users will not be able to access Taylor & Francis e-books for a maximum of 1 hour between 23:00 – 02:00 hours BST on Friday 24th October.

Due to the fact that this maintenance is on the firewalls, which is the outermost layer of the system, users visiting the site during this time will receive a “connection timeout” or similar message within their browser.

The publisher has now cancelled this maintenance period.