Service problems on the mimas.ac.uk domain mean that access to the following services may be currently unavailable, or only intermittently available:
Census Dissemination Unit
Access to the Web of Knowledge service was briefly interrupted earlier today, but has now been re-instated. A further update will be provided once MIMAS has confirmed that the service problems have been resolved.
Access to Linguistics Abstracts Online has been re-enabled in eSearch, following an extended interruption of access caused by technical issues which followed the merger of Wiley and Blackwell. Access is direct on-campus, and by university username and password (using the Shibboleth framework) off-campus. LAO has been enabled as an SFX ‘source’ (so it is possible to send bibliographic data direct from LAO to the ‘Find It @ NTU’ service), though at present the link to SFX is provided through a ‘SFX OpenURL’ text link rather than through the ‘Find It @ NTU’ button (see illustration below). LAO’s technicians are working to reinstate the ‘Find It @ NTU’ button on the service shortly.
Following a major expansion of the SFX (Find it @ NTU) Knowledge Base earlier this month, a total of 16,734 new free-to-access electronic journals have been activated in SFX in the ‘Free e-journals’ target. There is some overlap of titles between this collection and some of the other free-to-access collections (such as DOAJ, Scielo and others), but the full list of 23,971 titles in the collection can be accessed here. Individual catalogue records for the new additions to the collection will be added to the Library Catalogue during the next electronic journal record update.
Off-campus access to all of LLR’s subscribed materials on the Science Direct platform is now by university username and password (using Shibboleth). Links and prompts in eSearch and SFX have been updated accordingly. A guide to using Shibboleth authentication for Science Direct has been added to the eServices Support wiki. The remote and MetaSearch configuration for Science Direct in eSearch has also recently been updated.
Following an intensive period of configuration work, Shibboleth authentication has been enabled for a large number of additional resources. Links and prompts in eSearch and SFX have been updated accordingly. A detailed guide to using Shibboleth on each of the affected resources has been added to the eServices support wiki.
The resources now requiring a university username and password (Shibboleth) for off-campus access are as follows:
ANTE: Abstracts in New Technologies and Engineering
ASSIA: Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts
Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals
BHI: British Humanities Index
Criminal Justice Abstracts
DAAI: Design and Applied Arts Index
Social Services Abstracts
Abstracts in Social Gerontology
Academic Search Elite
Business Source Premier
International Bibliography of the Social Sciences
Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts
Regional Business News
Research Starters – Business
Research Starters – Education
Textile Technology Index
Violence & Abuse Abstracts
LexisNexis Butterworths (On-campus and off-campus)
For all of these resources, Athens authenticated access will continue to be available for the time being, in parallel with Shibboleth-based authentication – although LLR will be promoting Shibboleth access (“Using your university username and password”) in preference to Athens.
The eServices team is working with NBS to resolve an issue which is currently affecting the Athens login to the Academia Portal service. Access to the service may be unavailable for the remainder of the afternoon (Monday 2 March), but should be restored by opening of business tomorrow (Tuesday 3 March). eServices will confirm when access has been fully restored.
The eServices team have carried out an audit of the full-text journals available through the Art Full Text and Art Retrospective services from WilsonWeb and have revised SFX (Find it @ NTU) entries to ensure that they match availability in the platform.