Day: February 5 2014

Greenleaf Sustainable Organization Library (SOL) – access arrangements changed

Access arrangements for the eBooks in the Greenleaf Sustainable Organization Library (SOL) (a collection originally enabled in Library OneSearch in July 2013) have been amended.

The SOL is now made available through its own bespoke interface within the ingentaconnect platform. All links in LOS records for SOL eBooks have been amended to point to this new interface.

As this bespoke platform is not yet Shibboleth compliant (in the way that the main ingentaconnect interface is) off-campus access to titles in this collection has been enabled through eZproxy. This means that on-campus access remains direct; while off-campus access (through Library OneSearch) is by university username and password.

IEEE Xplore platform – Shibboleth login issues

With colleagues in Information Systems, LLR is investigating an issue which is preventing off-campus login to the IEEE Xplore platform. Customers selecting ‘Nottingham Trent University’ from the available list of institutions to log in from are resolved to a Shibboleth error page rather than to the NTU Single Sign-On page.

A further update will follow once the issue has been successfully resolved.

ProQuest: downtime for upgrades – Sunday 16 February 2014

ProQuest will be carrying out a scheduled upgrade of its online services on Sunday 16 February 2014, with an eight-hour ‘at risk’ period starting (for UK customers) at 03:00, and finishing at 11:00.

During that period access to all databases on the search.proquest.com platform may be unavailable at times or throughout. The affected databases are:

  • Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts (ASSIA)
  • ARTbibliographies Modern (ABM)
  • Australian Education Index
  • Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals
  • British Education Index
  • British Humanities Index (BHI)
  • British Periodicals (1681 – 1937)
  • Design and Applied Arts Index (DAAI)
  • Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive
  • ERIC
  • International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS)
  • MLA International Bibliography
  • Periodicals Archive Online
  • PILOTS: Published International Literature On Traumatic Stress
  • ProQuest Dissertations & Theses: UK & Ireland
  • Social Services Abstracts
  • Sociological Abstracts
  • The Vogue Archive

RefWorks will also be affected during the same upgrade period. ProQuest indicate:

During this time period RefWorks users can expect sporadic availability, including short periods of complete downtime. We anticipate that access issues and possible functionality problems will last anywhere from 3 to 15 minutes. If you experience issues with RefWorks during this maintenance window we recommend that you close your browser session, and return to RefWorks at a later time.