WGSN: Find Databases entry updated

WGSN - March - 2016

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.

Mintel authentication issues resolved

Mintel

THE TECHNICAL PROBLEMS preventing authenticated access to the Mintel platform reported earlier this morning have now been resolved.

Authenticated access to the service is now available once more, from both on-campus and off-campus, through the Find Databases listing for the resource.

Mintel – access currently unavailable

Mintel logo

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.

New resource: Project MUSE

Project Muse logo

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.

New resource: Rock’s Backpages

Rock's Backpages - main logo

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.

OUP journals – access issues

An example OUP journal

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

Search ProQuest platform

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

New resource: Artstor

Artstor logo

ACCESS TO THE Artstor digital image library is now available through the Find Databases service.

Students and staff can login to the resource using their university username and password and will then need to register an individual Artstor account.

The new resource is described as follows:

The Artstor Digital Library provides access to a huge collection of high-quality, cross-disciplinary images. These images have been rights-cleared for use in education and research – allowing them to be included in teaching materials, student assignments and other noncommercial educational and scholarly activities. Images can be scrutinised in detail using the built-in viewer; downloaded individually and in groups; and organised into personal collections for future reference. Amongst the large number of collections brought together in Artstor are materials from: The Art Institute of Chicago, Condé Nast, the Jon Schueler Estate, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Yale Center for British Art and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Access to Artstor is currently available until 30 June 2021.

RLMS and eZproxy services working normally once more

THE TECHNICAL ISSUES that were affecting authenticated access to the Resource List Management System and to electronic resources using the secure eZproxy service have now been resolved.

Both services are now working normally once again.

Any student or staff member who has encountered either error is advised to close and re-open their browser in order to launch a fresh login request to either or both systems.

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