Archive for the ‘Emerald’ Category

Changes to the Emerald journals interface

January 9, 2017

Over the festive break, publishers Emerald have been busy rebranding. Their website looks a little different, and their logo is different. The swirly ‘e’ has been replaced by something a little more modern-looking. Rest assured, however, that access to content remains the same and access to the database itself has not been affected.

I must admit I’m quite sad to see the swirly ‘e’ go. I’m not normally one for sticking to what I’ve always known (although Starbursts to me will always be Opal Fruits), but I feel quite nostalgic about that old green ‘e’. I couldn’t quite figure out why until I cast my mind back a few years and recollected that Emerald was one of the first electronic databases that provided access to full text content that I used as a student. Prior to studying Library and Information Management, there was very little in the way of electronic resources that was of any relevance whatsoever to me as a musicology student. The odd CD-ROM, perhaps, and I was fully au fait with your average microfilm reader, but electronic resources that provided full text were a bit of an unknown.

Emerald was the first database providing full text access to journal articles that I got to really learn. It was a wonderful revelation: truly, it was as if I’d completed a Moon landing, such was my amazement. It still remains a most useful database, and although I’ve got beyond that Eureka moment of being able to download an article, I still wonder slightly at the availability of research following just a few keystrokes.

 

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Upcoming maintenance to Emerald Insight, Tuesday 9th June

June 8, 2015

There is some maintenance scheduled for the Emerald journals platform tomorrow, Tuesday 9th June. At some point between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., some features of the platform may be unavailable for up to 15 minutes. Articles will still be available, but other features of the website, such as subscription alerts, changes to personal accounts and adding to ‘favourites’ lists may not be available.

Emerald maintenance today, Monday 2nd March

March 2, 2015

There is currently some essential maintenance being carried out on the Emerald database, which might mean that some functionality is lost for part or all of the day. This might include searching, alerts and registration. If you find that something isn’t working, try again later. The maintenance should be completed by 7.00 p.m. and we apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Scheduled maintenance for Emerald, Friday 30th January/Saturday 31st January

January 29, 2015

There is some maintenance planned for Emerald from 11.00 p.m. on Friday 30th January until 3.00 a.m. on Saturday 31st January which may mean that there is no access to Emerald for up to an hour. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.