UBC Library eResources: Service Bulletins

EZproxy Barcode & PIN log-in down: Use Your CWL

Posted on December 6, 2010 @11:29 am by irobb

*Problem fixed*

The Barcode & PIN log-in (the left-hand part of the EZproxy screen) is having a bad Monday. Please use your CWL for now when passing through EZproxy. Repairs underway. Watch for updates.

…or, if connecting from off campus, log into myVPN as an alternative.

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ALPSP Learned Journals: EZproxy Error Message

Posted on November 30, 2010 @6:05 pm by irobb

*EZproxy working for this collection now. Clear browser’s cache & cookies and link away*

Linking to the ALPSP Learned Journals Collection from our ejournal A-Z list or via SFX (our OpenURL resolver) is leading to an error message some thing like…

To allow http://www.swetswise.com/link/access_db?issn=1387-2877 to be used in a starting point URL, your EZproxy administrator must first authorize the hostname of this URL in the config.txt file.

Within this database’s section of config.txt, either the following line must be added:

Host www.swetswise.com


We are looking into the problem. To get around this error on campus only, you can cut & paste whichever URL appears after the “To allow” (at the start of the message). Stay tuned.

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ESRI International User Conference: 2010 Technical Workshops

Posted on November 29, 2010 @2:31 pm by irobb

Billed as the “BIGGEST GIS event on Earth”, the 2010 ESRI International User Conference was held in held in San Diego, CA July 12-16, 2010. Here are the Technical Workshops from that conference in video, print, PowerPoint and audio formats.

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e-Therapeutics (and More!) Down

Posted on November 25, 2010 @3:40 pm by irobb

*The server is back. Clear your browser’s cache & cookies. Check your medication.*

The server for e-Therapeutics (and e-CPS, Therapeutic Choices, Lexi-Comp’s Lexi-Interact, Patient information, Mobile companion and New safety information) from the Canadian Pharmacists Association¬† seems to be down.

Stay tuned!

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Palgrave Connect: eBook Trial (small window of time)

Posted on November 25, 2010 @10:39 am by irobb

From now till Dec. 15th, you can read over 4500 Palgrave Macmillan ebooks (or try to) via the new ebook platform, Palgrave Connect. Please send feedback here.

Palgrave Connect brings together [a] rich backlist and new titles in eight subject areas [economics & finance, political & international studies, history, literature & performing arts, business & management, social & cultural studies, language & linguistics, religion & philosophy] to offer libraries exceptional range and quality of research in digital format.” -Palgrave Connect website

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London Low Life: New Adam Matthew Database

Posted on November 17, 2010 @12:38 pm by irobb

London Low Life is a full-text searchable resource, containing colour digital images of rare books, ephemera, maps and other materials relating to 18th, 19th and early 20th century London.” –London Low Life website

Topics include underworld, slang, working-class culture, street literature, popular music, urban topography, ‘slumming’, prostitution, the Contagious Diseases Act, the Temperance Movement, social reform, Toynbee Hall, police and criminality. Many primary sources housed in the Lilly Library, Indiana University

Go on, take a walk on the seedy side.

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UBC-Okanagan: Wiley drops IPs

Posted on October 26, 2010 @5:55 pm by irobb

*UPDATE* UBC-O IPs seem to have been fixed. The Welcome Mat is laid out again, northern friends!

Folks at UBC-Okanagan are experiencing problems accessing titles on the Wiley Online Library platform. Wiley seems to have dropped some important IP addresses. We are working to restore access. In the meanwhile, UBC-O folks will probably will have to access Wiley journals via MyVPN even if on campus.

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European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750 -Free Database

Posted on October 18, 2010 @4:27 pm by irobb

EBSCO Publishing, in cooperation with the John Carter Brown Library, has created this resource from European Americana: A Chronological Guide to Works Printed In Europe Relating to the Americas, 1493-1750, the authoritative bibliography that is well-known and respected by scholars worldwide.” –EBSCO Publishing

European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750 has citations for more than 32,000 items. Use the embedded UBC eLink button…¬† …to link to full text (where available).

Access to the database is unrestricted (free to anyone).

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NetLibrary: EZproxy access not working

Posted on October 18, 2010 @2:59 pm by irobb

*Update*: EZproxy now working for NetLibrary ebooks.

EZproxy is not working for off-campus access to NetLibrary. Please use MyVPN if accessing a NetLibrary ebook from off campus for now. Should be fixed in a day or two (fingers crossed).

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eResources: Indexes & Databases => Broken

Posted on October 12, 2010 @5:23 pm by irobb

*UPDATE* The link to Infexes & Databases is working again. However, Library staff who were working on Resource info pages yesterday, or Subject Guides or Course Pages may want to review the work as the problem server has reverted back to an October 11th, archived version. LSIT (Systems) will be sending out an email to staff.

The link from the Library Homepage (and possibly other links elsewhere) to the Indexes and Databases page(s) is broken. Dedicated Library Systems folks are working on it. There are reports of other glitches, but they seem to have been resolved. Stay tuned!

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