Month: October 2018

Box of Broadcasts – login issues

THE LIBRARY IS working with colleagues in Information Systems and external providers to reinstate access to the Box of Broadcasts service, access to which is currently unavailable on-campus and off-campus.

Attempts to log in to the service using a university username and password resolve to an error page.

A further update will follow once access to Box of Broadcasts is confirmed as working normally once more.

BoB - new platform

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Lexis Library and Nexis UK – login issues

THE LIBRARY IS working with colleagues in Information Systems and external providers to reinstate access to the Lexis Library and the Nexis UK platforms, access to which are currently unavailable on-campus and off-campus.

Attempts to log in to either service using a university username and password resolve to an error page.

A further update will follow once access to both Nexis UK and Lexis Library is confirmed as working normally once more.

Lexis Nexis logo

Westlaw – login issues

THE LIBRARY IS working with the technical team at Westlaw to resolve a problem that is currently preventing login to the Westlaw platform.

Access requests from both on-campus and off-campus are currently resolving to an error page. A further update will follow once the issue is confirmed as resolved.

Westlaw - Shibboleth error

Completed: Shibboleth – brief outage – 23 October 2018

THE SCHEDULED OUTAGE of the Shibboleth service completed this morning within the first hour of the two-hour ‘at risk’ period.

Shibboleth-based authentication (which provided authenticated access to subscription-based online resources using a university username and password) has been confirmed to be running normally once again.

NTU Single sign-on

Shibboleth – brief outage – 23 October 2018

TO ENABLE SOME essential maintenance, the Shibboleth service (which enables single sign-on for staff and students, using a university username and password) will be ‘at risk’ for this morning, between 07:00 and 09:00.

It is anticipated that the service may be unavailable for a fifteen-minute period at some point during that two-hour window.

A further update will follow once testing has confirmed that the Shibboleth service is fully operational once again.

NTU Single sign-on

New resource: Bloomsbury Fashion Central

Bloomsbury Fashion Central

TITLES IN THE Bloomsbury Fashion Central collection are now discoverable through Library OneSearch, and the platform itself is accessible through the Find Databases service.

Access to all subscribed content on the platform is direct on-campus and by university username and password off-campus.

For its database entry, the resource is described as follows:

Bloomsbury Fashion Central is a digital hub for interdisciplinary research in fashion and dress. It includes major reference works, articles, eBooks, video content, runway and backstage photos from fashion shows, and tens of thousands of images from museums around the world. There are three resources to explore:

The Berg Fashion Library contains over 100 eBooks, more than 13,000 colour images and other reference works.

This is complemented by the Fairchild Books Library, which includes another 150 eBooks on all aspects of fashion.

Finally, the Fashion Photography Archive covers forty years of contemporary fashion history and contains over 750,000 images.

Sample eBook titles in the collection include the following:

ProQuest eBook platforms – scheduled maintenance – 27 October 2018

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A routine maintenance period on the ProQuest eBook platforms is scheduled for Saturday 27 October 2018, between 17:00 and 18:30 (UK time). This means that the following ProQuest eBook platform and service, to which the library subscribes, will be unavailable throughout this ninety minute period:

  • EBook Central