A scheduled system maintenance period for the Box of Broadcasts platform will begin Monday 31st May 2021 at 07:00. The provider advises that the service should be considered ‘at risk’ during this time.
THE ON-CAMPUS AND off-campus access URLs for WGSN (World Global Style Network) have been updated in the resource’s Find Databases listing, to align with the company’s latest ‘best practice’ guidance.
A new Registration Guide (May 2021) has also been made available through the Find Databases listing, which updates guidance on how to create a new WGSN account and how to reactivate an existing account.
The library is discussing with the WGSN technical team and with Digital Technologies the options for migrating authentication for the WGSN service over to the NTU Single Sign On service. Further updates will follow on this potential development as those discussions progress.
THE LIBRARY IS working with the technical team at Mintel to re-establish authenticated access to the platform, which is currently unavailable.
Attempts to log in to the service result either in further authentication challenges or an on-screen error message.
A notification, alerting students and staff to the issue, has been added to the Mintel listing in the Find Databases service.
A further update will follow once access is confirmed as restored.
The issues reported earlier today affecting access to multiple library systems and services have now been resolved.
Services remain at risk while DT colleagues continue to carry out remedial work, so if you experience any further access problems please report them to firstname.lastname@example.org for library staff to investigate.
The library is aware of log in issues currently affecting multiple systems and services. You may see an error message and be denied access if you try to log in to any of the following:
- E-resources accessed via Library OneSearch (including those in the Find Databases service)
- Online resource lists
- Worktribe (for research output submissions)
Colleagues in DT are working to fix the problem as soon as possible.
ACCESS TO THE Project MUSE platform has been enabled in the Find Databases service, following the activation of a new subscription to the full-text service.
Access to the ejournal and eBook content provided by Project MUSE is by university username and password.
The resource is described as follows:
Project Muse brings together access to the full-text of more than 700 academic and scholarly journals in the fields of humanities and social sciences from more than 120 different publishers including university presses and learned societies. Access is also provided to a diverse collection of Open Access books and monographs. Materials can be viewed online or downloaded for offline reading.
Access to the 700+ ejournal titles available through Project Muse has also been activated in the SFX (Find It @ NTU) service.
Materials from Project Muse will be discoverable in searches in Library OneSearch and Library OneSearch Pro shortly.
ACCESS TO THE library of music journalism provided by the Rock’s Backpages platform has been enabled in the library’s Find Databases service following the activation of a new subscription to the resource.
Access to Rock’s Backpages is by university username and password (both on-campus and off-campus) with a direct deep-link provided through the Find Databases listing.
The resource is described as follows:
Bringing together an archive of more than 40,000 examples of music journalism by more than 700 writers, Rock’s Backpages draws on numerous publications from Creem and Trouser Press to Rolling Stone, and from New Musical Express and Melody Maker to MOJO. The archive covers all genres of popular music from the 1950s to the present day. The collection is fully searchable by artist, genre, writer or keyword. Rock’s Backpages also features a library of over 600 audio interviews with artists and performers of all eras and styles.
To protect against excessive usage that risks breaching our e-resource licensing agreements and also the illegal harvesting of content from compromised accounts, the library imposes a 200MB limit on downloads in a single day.
Setting the daily download allowance at 200MB is an attempt to strike a reasonable balance between the different material file-sizes that staff and students may want to access across different subject areas. It’s a capacity that would allow the download of large numbers of journal article PDFs, but a far smaller number of high-resolution images or multimedia files.
If someone hits this limit, they will be blocked from accessing any more e-resources for 18 hours. If no further action is taken this block expires automatically.
To contact the library to expedite the lifting of a block, email email@example.com with the subject line ‘eZproxy services suspended’.
The library will endeavour to unblock accounts in a timely manner before the standard 18 hour expiry but can’t guarantee it during particularly busy periods, or when the block stretches across the weekend or Bank Holidays.
A scheduled system maintenance period for the Box of Broadcasts platform will begin Tuesday 16th March 2021 from 07.00am. The provider advises that the service should be considered ‘at risk’ from this time until the maintenance has completed.
THE ISSUES AFFECTING log in on the Oxford University Press journal platform reported yesterday have now been resolved.
Access to all subscribed content on the OUP journal site is available to staff and students once more.
THE TECHNICAL TEAM behind the Oxford University Press (OUP) journals platform are working to fix a problem affecting login requests.
At present, attempts to log in to the platform either using Shibboleth or eZproxy resolve to a ‘400 bad request’ error page.
A further update will follow once the issue is confirmed as resolved.