Brill Online Books and Journals – Unavailable Saturday 25th March

There is a planned downtime of our Brill Online Books and Journals platform scheduled for Saturday 25th March 2017.  The platform will be down from approximately 07:00

Results from Brill will still display in LibrarySearch but you will be unable to link to the full-text during the downtime.

If you have any queries about this, or any other Library resource, please let us know!

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ProQuest Scheduled Maintenance Sunday 29th January 2017 – ProQuest Central and RefWorks

Just to let you know that ProQuest are carrying out scheduled maintenance on Sunday 29th January 03:00-12:00 (GMT) ProQuest is upgrading their servers in order to improve the performance and security of their applications.

During this time access to ProQuest products including ProQuest Central (journals database) and RefWorks will be unavailable.

RefWorks users will not be able to use applications online.  Write-n-Cite will work, but Reference Citation Manager and Google Docs Add-in will not be available.

Apologies for any inconvenience!

If you have any queries about this, please contact library@abertay.ac.uk

Resource Alert: Scheduled Maintenance ProQuest Ebook Central Saturday 15th October 2016

The ProQuest Ebook Central platform will be unavailable for approximately three hours on Saturday15th October 2016, from 6pm to 9pm, due to scheduled maintenance.

If you have any questions about this, or any other Library resource, please contact us

Resource Alert: Scheduled Maintenance – Wiley Online Library Saturday 14th May 2016, 11:00-14:00 BST

Wiley Online Library (E-books and E-Journals) will be unavailable on Saturday 14th May for three hours between 11:00-14:00 (BST) to allow essential maintenance to be carried out.

The provider apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

If you have any queries about this or any other resource, please contact us on library@abertay.ac.uk

Scheduled Critical Maintenance Sunday 13th March 2016 – RefWorks & ProQuest Central

Calling all early risers and/or night owls – there will be disruption to some ProQuest products this weekend:

On Sunday 13th March 2016, ProQuest will be installing critical firmware updates to its systems infrastructure. The maintenance window is scheduled to begin at 03:00 GMT and will last for eight hours until 11:00 (am)

ProQuest apologise for the short notice of this maintenance window and for any inconvenience this will cause.  They also stated that “while we do all we can to avoid downtime, we feel it is warranted in this case to prevent future interruptions to our services”

During this time ProQuest Central (including Newsstand) and RefWorks will be unavailable.  PQDT Open will also be unavailable during this maintenance window.

Users attempting to access these products during the downtime will be re-directed to a web page explaining the scheduled maintenance.

Scheduled read-only time on Taylor & Francis Online – Monday 7th December

Scheduled read-only time on Taylor & Francis Online

Taylor & Francis have let us know the following:

There will be some scheduled development work on the Taylor & Francis Online platform. During this time the site will be in read-only mode. Customers will still be able to download and read content for which they have access rights but other My Account functionality and purchasing options will be unavailable.

This will take place on Monday 7th December 2015, 07:00 – 16:00 GMT.

If you need any further assistance with this, or any other E-resource issues, please let us know library@abertay.ac.uk 

Abertay Research Collections Upgrade & Downtime: 18-19th August 2015

Abertay Research Collections (ARC) – the University Research Repository is being upgraded to DSpace 4.2 today Tuesday 18th August.

Work will start at 12:00 today and the Repository should be considered at risk from that time. If you usually self-deposit your research you should not deposit any items until the upgrade is completed. The upgrade is expected to be complete by Wednesday 12:00 19th August.

We will let you know when the Repository service is restored.

If you need any further information about the upgrade or depositing your research outputs during this time, please email repository@abertay.ac.uk

Scheduled maintenance notice Sunday 9th August – RefWorks unavailable

RefWorks will be unavailable on Sunday 9th August due to maintenance.

The maintenance window is scheduled to begin on Sunday, August 9, 2015 at 03:00 a.m. and will last for eight (8) hours.

During this time RefWorks will not be available and users will be re-directed to a webpage explaining the scheduled maintenance.  The provider apologises for any inconvenience this may cause.