Firefox web browser

IS have confirmed that the Firefox web browser has been deployed to a number of clusters of student PCs (particularly within Art & Design areas), at the request of individual lecturers. Firefox has been installed alongside, rather than as a replacement for, the standard Internet Explorer browser – giving students the option to select their preference. While IS have indicated that there are currently no plans to deploy Firefox across the network, it is now possible to request installation of the Firefox browser on individual staff PCs via an email request to ITS Service Desk.

Firefox v.2 has also been installed on a number of eServices PCs, so again it is possible to troubleshoot any browser-specific eservices issues raised by the use of Firefox.

Internet Explorer v.7.0 – OPAC, SFX and eSearch compliance

Ex Libris have confirmed that the versions of ALEPH OPAC, SFX and eSearch that LLR is running are fully compliant with the new version of the Internet Explorer web browser – Version 7. This is currently of relevance only to off-campus users, as no decision has yet been taken to upgrade the university’s existing Version 6 of Internet Explorer on the campus network. An announcement from Ex Libris regarding product compliance with the new Windows Vista operating system is expected in April (again, this will only be currently of relevance to off-campus users).

IE v.7.0 has been installed on an eServices PC, so it is possible for us to replicate any other browser-specific eservices issues that the team is alerted to.