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.
THE FOLLOWING CHANGES to the Gale and JSTOR collections in the library’s Find Databases service have been implemented and are now live.
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
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.
A scheduled system maintenance period for the Refworks platform will begin Sunday 20 December 2020, between 04:00 and 06:00(UK time). During this two hour period the following services will unavailable:
THE LIBRARY IS working with providers OCLC to recover the normal operation of the hosted eZproxy service which is currently unavailable.
At present, all log in requests routed through the eZproxy service resolve to an ‘access suspended’ error page, which should only be triggered when an individual user account exceeds a preset maximum data download limit during a 24hr period.
A further update will follow once the service is confirmed as running normally once more.
A scheduled system maintenance period for the Box of Broadcasts platform will begin Thursday 3 December 2020 at 07:00. The provider advises that the service should be considered ‘at risk’ during this time.
THE ENTRY FOR the retail analytics service for apparel brands and retailers EDITED has been removed from the Find Databases service.
EDITED was added to the library’s list of electronic resources back in March 2016. Access to the resource is now being managed at the NTU School level, with accounts being created manually for student cohorts requiring access.
As unmediated access to EDITED is no longer available, the resource has been removed from the library’s Find Databases list.
FOLLOWING TALIS’ DEPLOYMENT of upgrades to the Resource List Management System this morning, integrations with connected library services have been updated.
Talis Aspire connections have been reviewed (and revisions deployed as required) for the following applications:
NOW: The RLMS widget, which displays information about a module’s matching resource list, the number of items on that list, and the date of most recent update (together with a deep-link to the resource list in Aspire) has been re-enabled;
Library OneSearch and Library OneSearch Pro: The ability to ‘Send to my RLMS bookmarks’ from an LOS search result is active;
SFX: The function that allow academics to ‘Save this resource to your Resource List Management System (RLMS) bookmarks’ is running normally;
Copythat: Real-time and scheduled confirmation of matches between requested items and the current resource lists are both running as usual;
Relic: The ability to check for the presence of a LCN, DOI, ISSN or ISBN on a current resource list has been reinstated;
Upgrades to the resource list widget in the Engage VLE platform used to support Distance Learning provision are under review by the Wiley technical team. In the meantime, deep-links to the matching Aspire resource lists are being added to all DL modules to provide ongoing access pending completion of the technical works.
UPDATED, 19 NOVEMBER: Wiley have been able to update the resource lists widgets on the Engage Distance Learning platform, which are working normally once more.