UBC Library eResources: Service Bulletins

Portal to Canadian Research Outputs now Open(aire)

Posted on December 21, 2021 @8:52 am by madgett

The Portal of Canadian Research Outputs has been developed as part of a collaboration between Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) and OpenAIRE. The portal presents research results collected from Canadian institutional repositories.

Check it out here.

 

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EBSCOhost eBooks – Possible Down Jan.3-5, 2022

Posted on December 20, 2021 @9:52 am by madgett

EBSCOhost eBooks may be down for maintenance from January 3rd to January 5th, 2022.

Per EBSCO:

Starting the evening of January 3rd, 2022 (EST), EBSCO will be performing an upgrade to systems which will affect the speed with which newly acquired content is made available to your library on the EBSCOhost platform. Maintenance is expected to complete on January 5th, 2022.

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EBSCO eBooks and Taylor & Francis eBooks Down – Dec. 2021

Posted on December 9, 2021 @8:53 am by madgett

UPDATE – Problems resolved. 09de2021

There is currently a problem with EBSCOhost ebooks (PDFs are not opening) and with Taylor & Francis ebooks (“gateway” error).

Stay tuned for updates.

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Summon – Refreshed Look Coming Dec. 15th

Posted on December 15, 2021 @8:46 am by madgett

NOTE: Refreshed look delayed till later on 15th or early 16th.

Additional updates:

As well as the changes listed below, there are two new features coming:

1) Select a result source: In some results, you will see “More Options” where you can select the source of the item if we have access to it on multiple sites:

 

 

 

 

 

 

2) Login to Summon: Login to the Summon results to see… more results! When Users log into Summon (upper right), some results that were excluded due to some Providers’ rights policies become visible:

 

 

Note: the log-in screen that appears will be primarily for CWL users. For Users with OpenAthens Personal or Access Accounts, they must login as they do for other resources (ie here first https://openathens.library.ubc.ca/ ).

On December 15th, 2021, a refreshed look is coming to UBC Library’s Summon interface (that’s the discovery service from the Library’s “General” tab on the Homepage.

Some of the key changes are as follows:

1) Changes to left-hand facets:

  • The look will be different (see images below)
  • “Refine your search” will have boxes to tick & “Add collections beyond your Library” will be moved there
  • “Content Type” will have a scroll bar for all types in results & boxes to tick
  • “Publication Date” will remove its scroll range display and replace with set date ranges in boxes or a pen icon where you can specify a range
  • Other facets will require a box to be ticked rather than a green checkmark

2) General changes:

    • The “Advanced” search button will be replaced with an “Options” button in the search box
    • The folder icon for “Saved Items” in a result is being replaced with a bookmark icon and moved to the left of the PermaLink icon
    • “Online” is now an icon on the right

3) Article results changes:

    • “Peer-Reviewed” moved to the right of the result
    • “Full Text Online” hypertext replaced with a button
    • REMEMBER => “Article PDF” & “View Complete Issue” links are due to Browzine’s integration within Summon. They are not Summon links

Current Summon View:

 

View December 15th:

 

There will also be some changes to how…

  • Open Access articles look:
    • “Open Access” moved to right of result
    • “OpenVersion” moved up beside the Journal Article link, where available. NOTE: “OpenVersion” is our name for Unpaywall, a source of Open Access articles that may or may not be the final published version of the article
  • Print book results look:
    • Locations are behind a drop-down menu & “Availability” is clearer
  • eBook results look:
    • “Full Text Online” changed from hypertext to a button

However, functionality should remain generally the same.

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Peter Lang eBooks – Loss of Access (Nov.2021)

Posted on November 24, 2021 @8:40 am by madgett

UPDATE – Access restored

We have temporarily lost access to Peter Lang ebooks.

We are working to restore. Stay Tuned.

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Several Oxford University Press Resources Unavailable (Nov.2021)

Posted on November 16, 2021 @3:39 pm by madgett

UPDATE – Access appears to have been restored.

Various Oxford University Press resources (including ebooks) are inaccessible.

eJournals appear to be unaffected.

We are working with OpenAthens to restore access. Stay tuned.

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Select Sage Titles Unavailable (Nov. 2021)

Posted on November 8, 2021 @4:38 pm by madgett

A number of Sage titles (ebooks and other items) are unavailable for access, while others appear to be working as expected.

We are working with the Provider to find out why some items are being blocked. Stay Tuned!

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EBSCO intermittent service issues (Nov.8, 2021)

Posted on November 8, 2021 @2:39 pm by kmcgrath

UPDATE: Database level linking seems to be working, but not article level. Try entering at journal level and browsing to article.

Please report any continuing issues via the eResources Help Form.

Access to EBSCO databases and ebooks is intermittent.  Users may be unable to login, or get a range of error messages (505, server upstream).

EBSCO Supports Teams are investigating and we will provide updates when available.

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Taylor & Francis Journals Down – 20_Oct_2021

Posted on October 25, 2021 @8:26 am by madgett

RESOLVED

Access to the Taylor & Francis journals is down.

NOTE : We have been advised that a fix is being tested Friday with an intention to release it on Monday 25th October.

It has been reported.

Workaround => if you follow a link through to an article, get the “Select your Institution” error BUT you see “Access Provided by the University of British Columbia” at the top of the page, click on “Home” then re-search the article’s DOI or Title on the T&F site itself.

Their ebook site is still working.

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DesLibris – HTTP 503 Error (Oct.2021)

Posted on October 5, 2021 @1:22 pm by kmcgrath

RESOLVED

The DesLibris ebook platform is currently experiencing technical issues.
HTTP ERROR 503 Cannot contact upstream server: https://www.deslibris.ca/
We’ve reported the problem to the provider and will post a notice when service is restored.

 

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