OUP journals – access issues

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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.

Talis RLMS – removal of legacy List View and Edit

FOLLOWING AN EXTENDED period of parallel running, the legacy List View and List Edit functions has been withdrawn (11 January) from Talis Aspire.

This means that all list editing, updating and publishing operations in the RLMS now take place within the New List Edit environment.

LLR moved to the New List functionality as a default in September 2019, but the legacy List operations had continued to be accessible since that time.

Talis have completed the withdrawal process now that all customers have moved over to the new style functionality.

Talis have updated walkthroughs for different elements of New List Edit on their site, including guides to:

Also available from Talis is a New List Edit – Overview and a collection of New List Edit – guidance videos.

There are no changes to the way that students access and make use of lists, but guidance for library teams and for list editing academics may need to be updated to take account of the final withdrawal of this earlier version functionality.

ProQuest planned outage on 30 January 2021

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A NUMBER OF ProQuest services will be unavailable during a planned maintenance period beginning at 03:00 and ending by 11:00 on Saturday 30 January.

Of the different ProQuest resources that may be affected for some or all of that period, key ones for customers of Libraries and Learning Resources are:

  • The main ProQuest platform (44 separate databases)
  • Alexander Street Press platform
  • Chadwyck-Healey databases
  • Ebook Central
  • ProQuest Syndetic Solutions (book data enhancement in Library OneSearch)

The RefWorks service is not affected by this planned maintenance period.

The real-time status of all ProQuest services can be checked on the ProQuest Status Page.

Gale and JSTOR database collections updated

Gale Primary Sources

THE FOLLOWING CHANGES to the Gale and JSTOR collections in the library’s Find Databases service have been implemented and are now live.

Gale

British Library Newpapers
Name changed (from ’19th Century British Library Newspapers’); new access URLs deployed; authentication is now by university username and password both on-campus and off-campus; coverage extended to 1732-1950 (from 1800-1899); description updated

New resource: Nineteenth Century UK Periodicals
Accessed by university username and password from on-campus and off-campus.

Picture Post Historical Archive
New access URLs deployed; authentication is now by university username and password both on-campus and off-campus

Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Burney Newspapers Collection
Name changed (from ’17th and 18th Century Burney Collection’); new access URLs deployed; authentication is now by university username and password both on-campus and off-campus

Times Digital Archive, The
New access URLs deployed; authentication is now by university username and password both on-campus and off-campus; coverage end-date extended from 2009 to 2014

Times Literary Supplement Historical Archive
New access URLs deployed; authentication is now by university username and password both on-campus and off-campus; coverage end-date extended from 2009 to 2014

JSTOR

19th Century British Pamphlets
New access URLs deployed; authentication is now by university username and password both on-campus and off-campus; improved JSTOR landing page incorporated