Loss of ALEPH services on Sunday 29th November

We experienced a total loss of ALEPH services for most of yesterday, Sunday 29th November, affecting ALEPH client, Web OPAC and Self Service. This occurred when the directory space allocated for system backups filled up, causing ALEPH to stop working.

Normal service was resumed around 8:00pm yesterday evening.

IS have put measures in place to prevent this from happening again.

Web of Knowledge – access problems resolved

Access problems affecting the WoK service reported earlier this week appear to have been resolved. Work by technical staff on the Thomson Reuters team did not identify any specific remote cause for the problem but are continuing to monitor the situation. Please contact Lib eServices if you encounter a recurrence of access difficulties.

New entry for MyiLibrary in eSearch

eBook titles available on the MyiLibrary platform are accessible from the library catalogue, where deep-links to individual titles are provided. A new platform level entry for MyiLibrary has now been added to eSearch. When customers access the MyiLibrary platform via this eSearch route, they will be resolved to the home page of the MyiLibrary service from where they can access the search and other facilities provided by MyiLibrary.

GMID – off-campus access restored

The problem preventing off-campus access to the GMID service has now been resolved. On-campus access continues to be direct with off-campus access by university username and password (using Shibboleth). The ‘service issue’ icon displaying in eSearch for this resource has been removed.