ProQuest resources: scheduled maintenance

August 18, 2016 by

ProQuest resource will be unavailable for a period of around eight hours from 3.oo a.m. on Sunday 21st August. This is allow for essential maintenance.

Changes to Taylor and Francis Online

August 15, 2016 by

It seems like a long time since I’ve spoken about any electronic resource developments, doesn’t it?! I’m sure I’ll rectify that at some point soon, but in the meantime, some news relating to one of our journals platforms, Taylor and Francis Online.

The Taylor and Francis Online interface has recently been upgraded – while I was on holiday, so apologies for the lack of warning! – so you’ll note that it looks a little different. The main search screen is easier to navigate, and the provider has improved the way in which it indicates the content that forms part of our subscription.  Do let us know what you think. We work closely with providers to ensure their products serve our community in the best way possible and are always happy to pass on any comments and/or suggestions.

I hope everyone’s having a lovely summer so far and are all looking forward to the start of the new academic year!

Library system problems, July 27th – RESOLVED

July 27, 2016 by

Apologies for any inconvenience this caused.

Library system down today, July 27th

July 27, 2016 by

We are experiencing some problems with the Library systems, and regret that some services are unavailable.

The Library Catalogue’s My Account is not be available (for example reserving books will not be possible). The catalogue will be available for searching, but not information on availability of an item on the shelf. Other library electronic resources are unaffected.

Apologies for any inconvenience this will cause, and are working on resuming services as soon as possible.

Zetoc service potentially at risk, Tuesday 17th May

May 16, 2016 by

Due to essential maintenance, the Zetoc service is at risk of downtime on Tuesday 17th May from 9.00 a.m. for a period of an hour.

Planned maintenance for LexisLibrary

April 22, 2016 by

Due to essential maintenance, LexisLibrary will be unavailable from 2 a.m. on Sunday 24th April to approximately 10 a.m. the same day. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Drum roll… Scopus now included in Discover@Bolton!

April 18, 2016 by

At long last a “good news” story…

Scopus is now included in Discover@Bolton. Scopus is a very powerful database with a virtually unrivalled depth of indexing, and we’re delighted that it can now be accessed in this way. Happy searching!

Library system – some downtime 19th – 20th April

April 18, 2016 by

Some important news about our library system (i.e. the catalogue and associated functions) this week:

Due to essential maintenance work on the Library system, some services will be unavailable between 7.00pm on Tuesday 19th April and midday on Wednesday 20th April.

The Library Catalogue’s My Account will not be available (for example reserving books will not be possible). The catalogue will be available for searching, but not information on availability of an item on the shelf. Other library electronic resources are unaffected.

In the Library – the self-service machines will be unavailable between 7.00pm on Tuesday 19th April and midday on Wednesday 20th April.

To borrow books and laptops, or return them, you will need to ask a member of staff during this period.

Apologies for any inconvenience this will cause.

Back to the future… Cambridge Jounals Online displaying as normal

April 12, 2016 by

Cambridge Journals Online has reverted to its ‘normal’ state: no more homage to the 1990s! If you are still finding it doesn’t look quite right, Cambridge University Press have suggested that it may be down to a caching issue, and have recommended that you hit Ctrl +F5 to refresh the page.

Cambridge Journals Online – display issues

April 12, 2016 by

We are experiencing a few issues with the Cambridge Journals Online platform. To quote a colleague at another university, it’s looking “rather 90s” (!). It seems that this is affecting all Cambridge Journals Online users. It appears that it is still possible to access content, but it is currently very difficult to navigate to that content due to the way the platform is displaying.

I can still remember how websites looked in the 1990s; indeed I remember being taught about “Electronic mail” at the very start of the decade and wondering why on earth anyone would want to use said form of communication. How things have changed! That’s enough reminiscing for one day…


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