Box of Broadcasts (BoB) service ‘at risk’ Sunday 1 February 2015

To enable an urgent storage capacity upgrade, the Box of Broadcasts (BoB) service will be ‘at risk’ during Sunday 1 February 2015. The work is planned to take place in the morning, and is anticipated to last no more than two hours; but as timings are not yet finalised the service should be considered ‘at risk’ that day.

Real-time updates, over the course of the weekend, should be provided through BoB’s Twitter feed, and a full update on the works should be available on the morning of 2 February 2015.

Issue affecting DOI (Digital Object Identifier) resolution resolved

A problem affecting the global DOI (Digital Object Identifier) resolution system, provided by the service has now been resolved.

An issue arose yesterday (20 January 2015) which meant that requests to the DOI HTTP resolver at (for example for a clickable version of a DOI such as were not been routed through to the current destination URL for that DOI. Instead, users were directed to a generic error page for the domain.

The issue has now been resolved, and requests to the service are now being resolved normally. A detailed explanation for the outage has been published on the CrossTech blog.

Westlaw – maintenance period – 24 January 2015

The Westlaw UK service will be unavailable for several hours from 03:30 on Saturday 24 January 2015 for a scheduled maintenance period.

The work is scheduled to begin at 3:30am (GMT) Saturday, 24 January 2015 in an effort to keep any possible disruption to a minimum. The maintenance will take several hours to complete, during which the Westlaw UK service will be unavailable. The full service will be restored as soon as possible

Digimap – service outage – 26-27 January 2015

To enable a roll-out of an upgrade to the platform’s registration system, Digimap services will be interrupted on 26-27 January 2015. Digimap explains:

New users will not be able to register for Digimap from 4pm on 26th Jan and all Digimap services will be unavailable all day on 27th Jan. Normal service will resume by 9am on 28th Jan.

More information about the outage and upgrade can be found on the Digimap blog.

New resource: Human Rights Studies Online

Following the recent trial of the Human Rights Studies Online database, subscription-based access to the resource is now available through Library OneSearch. Access is direct on-campus and by university username and password from off-campus. All listings and records in LOS have been updated accordingly.

Alexander Press - Human Rights Studies Online

UPDATE, 14 January 2015: Off-campus access to Human Rights Studies Online is now via a WAYFLess Shibboleth URL, meaning that staff and students accessing the service from off-site through Library OneSearch will be automatically directed to the NTU Single Sign On page, bypassing the WAYF (Where Are You From?) page used during the trial.