Friday, 30 October 2009

More e-resource downtime

We have been informed that there will be further disruptions to some of our e-resources this weekend.

On Saturday 31st October IngentaConnect will be unavailable between 07:00 and 11:00 GMT. This downtime is due to essential maintenance.

On Sunday 1st November ScienceDirect will be unavailable due to scheduled maintenance for approximately 9 hours from 01:00 GMT to 10:00 GMT .

Friday, 23 October 2009

Weekend of e-resource disruption

Over this weekend, Oct 24th & 25th, there will be maintenance work on each day causing some disruption to access to e-resources.

On 24th Serial Solutions who provide our e-journals lists and create the links to them will be carrying out work on their systems from 7.oo am. The work should take about 2 hours but there may be several hours more or disruption whilst their changes take hold across their networks. This is having an impact around the world and we understand that Serials Solutions have been trying to time the work to cause the least problems not only here but in the Americas and the Pacific and Far East. There is more information about this at the Birkbeck eLibrary. The main impact is that our links to e-journals won't be working.

On 25th Thomson Reuters will be performing maintenance to ISI Web of Knowledge and EndNote Web from 13.00 GMT. During this time, there will be disruption of service and access to these products. We don't have a timescale for this work.