UBC Library eResources: Service Bulletins

Project MUSE launches new web interface

Posted on April 19, 2013 @10:15 pm by madgett

Project MUSE is pleased to announce the release of a new web interface, enhanced with many features to aid ease of navigation, expand discovery, and encourage deeper interaction with the wealth of scholarly content offered by MUSE.

As stated in the publisher’s press release:
The new site design offers several new tools and resources for scholars, librarians, and publishers. MUSE offers full text access to current content from nearly 400 high quality journals in the humanities and social sciences, from some 100 not-for-profit publishers, and the web site’s improved features will help users find, utilize and share this content more readily and efficiently.

A highlight of MUSE’s new web site is wider range of functionality at the individual journal article level, including the ability to email a link, find more articles from the same author(s), and share the article via popular social bookmarking services. Color indicators allow users to easily determine to which content they have full text access, at both the journal and article level.
Improved navigation in the site’s informational pages makes it easier for researchers, librarians, and publishers to access tools such as training guides, usage statistics, journal holdings information, and technical documentation. A new search feature also offers the ability to search only the informational pages, to quickly locate key details such as pricing, upcoming journal additions, or supported technologies. An entirely new section is dedicated to information for current and prospective publishers of journals in MUSE.

More new features including reference linking and Related Articles listings at the journal article level are scheduled for release later this fall and winter.

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SFX – Scheduled Server Maintenance – COMPLETED

Posted on April 19, 2013 @10:15 pm by madgett

Update: Sunday, Aug.17th 9:30am
Our server maintenance & testing has been completed. Please report any problems to eResources Help.

Friday, August 15th
We will be performing SFX server maintenance on Sunday, August 17th from 7:00am-10:00am.
UBC eLink will be unavailable during this time. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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HeinOnline System Issues – RESOLVED

Posted on April 19, 2013 @10:15 pm by madgett

Update: Thursday, Aug.14th
HeinOnline systems are now fully functioning.

Wednesday, Aug.13th
HeinOnline is still experiencing technical and server issues. Users accessing HeinOnline via Serials Solutions (UBC Library’s ejournals A-Z list) or other third parties may not be able to function at full capacity due to the third party redirecting back to the original server. Hein anticipates having these server problems resolved by the end of today

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UBC eLink – SERVICE RESTORED

Posted on April 19, 2013 @10:15 pm by madgett

Update: Aug.13th – 1:10pm
UBC eLink is back on track. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Wednesday, August 13th – 11:40am
UBC eLink is temporarily unavailable. We are working to restore access as quickly as possible.

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HeinOnline is Experiencing Technical Difficulties

Posted on April 19, 2013 @10:15 pm by madgett

Notice from HeinOnline Support

HeinOnline’s hosting partner is currently experiencing some technical issues. The technical team is working diligently to bring HeinOnline back to full system capacity as quickly as possible. During the interim, you may experience slow load times and/or delays in HeinOnline. You may also experience difficulty searching, resulting in search errors. Continue to check back and rerun your search query.

Further updates will be posted throughout the day.

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CRC Press – Scheduled server Maintenance

Posted on April 19, 2013 @10:15 pm by madgett

CRC Press will be performing maintenance on their servers beginning Friday August 8th at 16:30 (4:30 P.M.) through 22:00 (10:00 P.M.) Eastern Time. Note: local time (PST) = 1:30-8:00 PM

Access to CRCnetBase resources will be unavailable during this time.

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OvidSP databases via RSVPN – RESTORED

Posted on April 19, 2013 @10:15 pm by madgett

Update: Friday, July 25th
Access has been restored. Please report any continuing problems to eResources Help.

Thursday, July 24th
Access to OvidSP databases is currently unavailable through the Library’s rewriting proxy (RSVPN). The vendor has been notified and we hope to have access restored shortly.

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Haworth Press journals – slow to no access

Posted on April 19, 2013 @10:15 pm by madgett

Haworth Press is experiencing server difficulties and access to their journals is routinely unavailable due to time outs and slow loading pages. Taylor & Francis, the parent company is working to resolve the current problem, but we’ve been advised that the situation will not improve significantly until these journals are transitioned to the Informaworld platform in early 2009.

Please send concerns, comments etc. to eResources Help.

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EBSCOhost 2.0 – now LIVE!

Posted on April 19, 2013 @10:15 pm by madgett

Our EBSCO databases all have a new look and feel with the launch of the 2.0 interface today.
Be sure to check them out and tell the EBSCO Interface Working Group what you think!

The Library’s existing default settings and preferences have been migrated to the new platform. Changes are now possible in the administrative module and will be considered following consultation with library staff and users. Details on the enhancements and features, as well as training tools can be found on the EBSCO support site. Are we ready for relevancy ranked search results?

Note: a couple of the quick wins with EBSCOhost 2.0 is the ability to hover over the abstract for a quick view and easier bookmarking (persistent URL) tools.

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EBSCOhost 2.0 – COMING July 16th

Posted on April 19, 2013 @10:14 pm by madgett

The new Ebscohost 2.0 interface will be released on Wednesday, July 16th.
To get a sneak preview of how our EBSCO databases will look follow these steps:


Go to any EBSCO database and click on the New features link in the top left banner.
Select Test Drive….. Then take one of the databases for a spin.

NOTE: The EBSCO Interface Working Group is meeting with our EBSCO rep on Wednesday, July 9th for an overview of the administrative options available in the new interface. More information and opportunities for your feedback will follow.
If you have questions or concerns in the meantime, please contact the group lib-ebscowg@interchange.ubc.ca.

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