Month: July 2007

New resource: KnowUK

LLR has a new subscription to the KnowUK service. The listing for this resource in eSearch has been moved from the eResource trials Category to join the A-Z eSearch list – and can be added to Categories and Sub-Categories at the request of members of the ALT.  Access to KnowUK is direct on-campus; with Athens authentication for off-campus visitors.

GMID (Global Market Information Database)

The GMID database service has migrated to a new platform, and all of LLR’s resource discovery links have been updated accordingly. Access remains direct on-campus; with Athens authentication required for off-campus access. On-campus visitors will need to review and accept the GMID Terms & Conditions each time they access the service; off-campus vistors will only be required to accept the T&C once (as their acceptance is recorded against their Athens username).

eServices has forwarded several recommendations to GMID to improve still-further access and authentication management on the new platform: there is, at present, no facility to log-out of the service; and visitors can find themselves locked out of the interface if they make navigation ‘errors’. Please report any customer access difficulties on the new platform to eServices.

EBSCOhost – full-text pdf content unavailable

EBSCOhost’s engineers are investigating a problem which currently appears to be affecting the delivery of .pdf full-text content. While it is possible to search (in the native interface and via eSearch), retrieve results and connect to SFX from all EBSCOhost databases, full-text .pdf requests are failing and delivering ‘page/server cannot be found’ error messages. Where available, full-text .html content continues to be accessible.

The affected databases are:

  • Business Source Premier
  • Regional Business News
  • EconLit
  • TTI
  • PsycARTICLES
  • PsycINFO
  • Academic Search Elite

We will update when we have more information from EBSCO.