**UPDATE** As of the Beginning of February, this problem has been sorted
Problems 2 & 3 are sorted now. Problem 1 lingers on. They suggest that problem could be sorted early in January. Stay tuned!
Couple of recent problems have collided to make some ebooks we have access to un-findable in the Catalogue and sometimes also Summon… and for a brief period some titles were findable, but we no longer had access.
1) ProQuest (Serials Solutions) had, they told us, “an issue with generating your records in a timely manner.” This happened in October, which meant our last ingestion of Catalogue records from them was in September. Sometimes ebooks can be found in Summon without a Catalogue records, sometimes not. Hopefully, this will be resolved shortly.
2) We (UBC Library) send updates from the Catalogue to ProQuest/Serials Solutions nightly… but they don’t always update nightly on their end. For example, last week their Summon indexing for us “went live on Saturday, November 8” and the next one was expected to be “complete on Friday or Saturday [November 14th or 15th]. So, Summon and the Catalogue were out of sync for about a week.
3) On November 7th, UBC Library removed a number of EBL (EBook Library) titles that had been part of a Demand Driven Acquisitions (DDA) project. These titles lingered in Summon for a week (see 2 above) and caused some confusion as access had ended.
We hope everything will be sorted and up to date next week. Frustrating? Tell me about it.
Oh yeah, you have been. And please continue to.