The EBL ebook platform will be unavailable for system maintenance on Saturday, March 1st from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. (PST).
BioOne will be undergoing scheduled maintenance on Saturday, March 1 starting at 8 a.m. (PST). Downtime is anticipated to last four (4) hours but may be as long as 16 hours.
Annual Reviews will be unavailable for approximately 16 hours beginning Saturday March 1st, 8 a.m. (PST) for scheduled maintenance.
EBSCO has announced a new Concurrent Access Model for some of its ebooks, which will appear as CAMO on Gobi slips.
These titles are like EBL Non-linear Lending titles, meaning there is no limit to the number of users that can view a title simultaneously, but there is a maximum of 365 “loans” per year. A “loan” occurs whenever more than 10 pages are viewed or the book is browsed online for more than 10 minutes; or if printing or downloading has occurred.
Communication Source offers worldwide full-text content pertaining to communication, linguistics, rhetoric and discourse, speech-language pathology, media studies and related fields and includes many unique sources previously not available.
Trial ends: April 1, 2014
The ScienceDirect and Scopus interface has been updated. Enhancements described in the announcement include:
- Implementing a new visual style resulting in a cleaner overall user interface
- Applying more action-driven functionality with some features only appearing when a user performs an action
- Enhancing the ability to export directly to reference management tools such as Mendeley
More information can be found on the ScienceDirect Blog and the Scopus Blog
ProQuest databases and services will be unavailable for eight (8) hours beginning on Satruday, 2/15 at 7:00 p.m.
From their announcement:
On February 15, 2014 ProQuest will make improvements to its internal systems to accommodate a growing number of users and to reduce the need for future downtime.
To minimize the impact to you and your users these enhancements will be installed during an eight hour window of typically low usage from 10:00 UTC through 18:00 UTC.
During this time the following ProQuest products will not be available:
- ProQuest Dialog
- ProQuest Congressional
- ProQuest K12 databases
- ProQuest Genealogy databases
- ProQuest Digital Microfilm
Downtime window: Saturday, 2/15/2014, 7:00 p.m. – Sunday, 2/16/2014, 3 a.m.