An issue that was causing remote and metasearches of the IngentaConnect platform in eSearch to fail intermittently has now been resolved. Remote and metasearches of IngentaConnect are now resolving correctly.
Metasearching and remote searching of the Emerald platform (which was suspended in the summer) was re-enabled ahead of the beginning of the autumn term, following the release and deployment of a new search configuration by Ex Libris.
Access to the IBSEDEX service has been suspended in eSearch, pending the resolution of technical and subscription issues. A ‘fault’ icon has been added to the resource display in eSearch.
Access to the ejournal collection provided by European Business ASAP has been withdrawn from eSearch, following the conclusion of LLR’s current subscription. All the titles in the collection have been withdrawn from SFX (Find it @ NTU). Catalogue records for titles in the collection which are only available from European Business ASAP will be withdrawn from the Library Catalogue at the next refresh of the ejournal record set.
Access to the Trading Standards Specialist has been withdrawn from eSearch, following the conclusion of LLR’s current subscription.
The access page for the Business Insights service in eSearch has been synchronised to match that provided for the Verdict service.
Access to the ESDS service in eSearch has been updated to point to the UK Data Archive entry point. Access to the data sets in the collection is still by university username and password, and requires individual registration. The description of the registration process has also been updated and extended in eSearch.
Off-campus access to the FAME (new interface) service has now been activated in eSearch. (Previously only on-campus access was available.) Access is by university username and password (using Shibboleth). Off-campus links to both the FAME (new interface) and FAME services have also been updated to resolve directly to the NTU Single Sign-on page (bypassing the WAYF – ‘Where Are You From?’ – page).
Access to the new Key Skill: Animal Anatomy and Physiology Collection interface has been enabled in eSearch. Enrolment for the online course requires first that students register and second that they enter an ‘Enrolment key’. This key is held on the secure ‘Other Passwords’ page of the LLR web site. Details of how to register and enrol have been added to eSearch and the Other Passwords pages.
The Bridgeman Education art database has launched a new interface, complete with a range of new features. Access remains direct on-campus and by university username and password (using eZproxy) from off-campus. Bridgeman plan to have full Shibboleth based authentication for off-campus access enabled soon; at which point LLR will migrate to this option in preference.
The link to the native interface of PubMed in eSearch, which was failing to resolve correctly, has now been updated. Metasearching, remote searching and deep-linking to records in PubMed are all working normally.
The FAME service have launched a new interface, which is currently being run in parallel with the previous interface to allow sites to schedule their transition from the old platform to the new. An additional FAME record has been added to eSearch entitled ‘FAME (new interface)’ which resolves customers directly to the new site. Access to this additional FAME service is direct on-campus, but not currently available from off-campus.