Month: February 2019

Proquest Refworks – scheduled maintenance – 22 Feb 2019

PROQUEST REFWORKS WILL be conducting scheduled maintenance for approximately 4 hours on 22 Feb 2019 between 23:00 and 03:00 23 Feb 2019.

They have advised that during this time new Refworks will be offline.  Write-n-Cite will be available offline, but users will not be able to sync their references with Refworks.

All existing references will be maintained and available at the end of the maintenance window.

Refworks homepage

 

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Access to the LinkedIn Learning platform now active

FOLLOWING THE MIGRATION from the Lynda.com to the LinkedIn Learning platform earlier this week, students and staff can access all content they previously viewed on Lynda.com through LinkedIn Learning.

Access to the service is by university username and password from on-campus and off-campus.

A new entry for LinkedIn Learning has been enabled in the library’s Find Databases service. While staff and students become familiar with the transition, the previous Find Databases listing for Lynda.com has been retained, and updated to indicate that the service is now known as LinkedIn Learning.

In due course, the listing for Lynda.com will be removed from the Find Databases service, but at present the access route provided by both listings is identical.

Library OneSearch contains several thousand records for individual Lynda.com courses. At present, links in these records redirect to the LinkedIn Learning platform. In the event of encountering any access issues when connecting to Linked In Learning from these records, the library recommends first logging in to Linked In Learning (through the Find Databases service). The library will be working with LinkedIn Learning to update these records with persistent new direct LinkedIn Learning links.

LinkedIn Learning

In Library OneSearch and Library OneSearch Pro, a new ‘Recommended resource’ match has been added for LinkedIn Learning. It will appear at the top of a set of search results in response to a search for ‘LinkedIn’, ‘LinkedIn Learning’, ‘Linked In’, ‘Linked In Learning’, ‘Lynda’ and ‘Lynda.com’.

Recommended resource - LinkedIn Learning

Lynda.com migrating to LinkedIn Learning

THE LYNDA.COM ONLINE learning platform is becoming LinkedIn Learning.

As part of the transition to the new platform, Lynda.com will be unavailable today (19 February 2019) for several hours from around 12noon UK time.

A further update will follow once the process has completed, and staff and students are able to access all content they previously access through Lynda.com on the new LinkedIn Learning platform.

LinkedIn Learning