Withdrawal of access to the legacy version of RefWorks

ACCESS TO THE superceded, legacy version of RefWorks (version 2) will cease to be available for staff and students at Nottingham Trent University from the end of August 2022. From September, the library will only be supporting the current version of RefWorks (version 3).

Since the launch of RefWorks version 3, LLR has been supporting both the new and the legacy versions to allow sufficient time for users of the legacy version to complete existing research activities without needing to migrate mid-project.

Library support for both versions has now been in place for several years. Throughout that time new staff and students have been encouraged by the library to create accounts in RefWorks version 3, and the LTT has provided training exclusively for the much-improved new version.

However, a minority of existing v2 users have continued to regularly log in to the legacy version of RefWorks, and a small number of new v2 accounts have been created.

The library has contacted all v2 RefWorks users that have been active on the platform in the past twelve months, offering support and guidance about how to migrate to RefWorks v3. A second mailout to all active v2 users has recently been completed, and library teams have made additional contact with the most active v2 users.

An announcement has also been added to the v2 RefWorks user interface (see illustration below).

The ability to create new accounts in RefWorks v2 has now been suspended ahead of the withdrawal of access.

The withdrawal of access to RefWorks v2 will be effected by the removal of Single Sign-on authentication to the platform.

After the withdrawal of access to v2, the library will be able (for a limited period of time) to extract references from individual staff and student accounts who have not yet migrated to RefWorks v3 and who continue to need access to that material.

Updated resource: Nielsen Portfolio (Creative Club UK)

THE CREATIVE CLUB platform, which provided access to campaign materials produced by the advertising industry, has been amalgamated into the Nielsen Portfolio service.

A new listing for Nielsen Portfolio (Creative Club UK) has been added to the Find Databases service. The previous listing for Creative Club has been withdrawn.

Authenticated access to the resource is by university username and password. The resource is described as follows:

Nielsen Portfolio (Creative Club UK) is an advertising archive, providing access to over 4.5 million advertisements across all types of media. The archive is continually updated as new advertising campaigns are launched. It’s possible to search by company, brand or sector, or for specific platforms such as TV, press, direct mail, outdoor, internet, online video, cinema or radio.

Upgraded resource: BFI Player

THE LIBRARY HAS upgraded the level of access to the streaming film services provided by the British Film Institute’s BFI Player to include subscription-only material in addition to the free-to-view content that was already available.

The Find Databases listing for the BFI Player has been updated accordingly:

BFI Player is a video-on-demand service from the British Film Institute, streaming acclaimed landmark and archive films from Britain and Europe as well as international releases and film collections including BFI Flare LGBTQIA+, Visionary Directors and Black Stories. Nottingham Trent University students and staff can register an account which will allow them to watch content in the subscription as well as the free collections. Please note, rentals and festival events are not included in the subscription offer. BFI Player is unavailable outside the UK.

Nottingham Trent University staff and students will need to register for a BFI account and then associate that account with their university account to gain access to the subscription content. An illustrated walkthrough of the registration and sign-in process is provided on the new Registration Guide accessed through the Find Databases listing for the resource.