Issue with ScienceDirect

March 13, 2017 by

It looks like we may be having some problems with ScienceDirect at the moment: you may see an error message to tell you that your request cannot be processed. Hopefully this is just temporary!

Issues with MyiLibrary

February 22, 2017 by

It never rains… There are problems accessing ebooks from MyiLibrary at the moment. This problem is affecting all users and the supplier is working to resolve the problem as soon as possible.

February 22, 2017 by

The recent problems we have been experiencing with accessing articles from ScienceDirect via Discover@Bolton have been resolved. Apologies for the inconvenience caused; the problem affected libraries all over the world.

Back home with OUP Journals

February 21, 2017 by

The – frankly bizarre – problem we were having with OUP thinking we were in Estonia, and not the University of Bolton, as been resolved.

Hopefully no more e-resources tourism now…!

If you are trying to access articles from ScienceDirect, read on

February 21, 2017 by

It looks like we are still experiencing problems accessing articles from ScienceDirect via Discover@Bolton. However, it would appear that this problem is limited to accessing articles in this manner: ‘direct’ access to ScienceDirect articles (i.e. from the platform itself) appears to be working as normal.

ScienceDirect can be accessed from the A to Z list of resources.

I’m told that the providers of ScienceDirect will be releasing an update at some point today which will fix the issues we have been having. Apologies for the inconvenience: everyone who is trying to access ScienceDirect is experiencing the same problem.

Get self-archiving!

February 17, 2017 by

As well as resolving (or attempting to resolve…) resource access problems this week, I’ve also been busy creating a guide to depositing research to UBIR which may be useful to anyone who has published research, and in particular who may be considering submitting to the next REF.

The guide provides support on how to actually deposit to UBIR – which is a simple process – as well as help on ensuring that any items deposited are copyright cleared. The benefit of self-archiving is that you can ensure that your research is uploaded when you want it to be, and as authors, you are often best placed to make decisions about subject classifications and indeed the school to which you are affiliated. Why not have a go and see what you think?

We have no plans to compel all authors to upload their own work and will continue to upload on your behalf. However, some of you may prefer to self-archive, and our guide is just one of things we have been working on to make this process as easy as possible.

If you would like any further help or information on any aspect of engaging in open access, don’t hesitate to contact the UBIR Team.

Wiley Online Library seems to be working again

February 17, 2017 by

It looks like Wiley Online Library is working as it should now and you should be able to read and download journal articles to which we have access again. As ever, if you do have any issues accessing journal articles, don’t hesitate to contact Subject Help.

MyiLibrary working as normal in Chrome

February 16, 2017 by

I’m delighted (really: it’s been a funny old time for resource problems) to report that the problems we have been having with accessing ebooks on the MyiLibrary platform in Chrome have been resolved, and everything should be working as normal.

On the subject of MyiLibrary, we’re aware of the difficulties you have been having with accessing these ebooks off-campus, and are hoping to put in place a solution to this once and for all. Keep an eye on this blog for further news!

Yet another problematic resource: Wiley journals

February 13, 2017 by

So far I am not a fan of this week. As well as everything else, we appear to be having problems with Wiley journals at the moment, specifically the Journal of Advanced Nursing. We are working with the publisher to resolve the issue as soon as we can and hope to restore normal access as soon as possible.

 

A case of mistaken identity…?

February 13, 2017 by

Well this is a new one for me. We are experiencing problems linking to OUP Journals at the moment, with an error message appearing. I had thought that I managed to resolve this issue, but it would seem that the OUP Journals platform thinks I’m not at the University of Bolton, but at the University of Tartu. Which if you are curious (and I was…) is in Estonia. We’re working on it, and hope to restore mention of our true location as soon as possible!