IEEE Service Upgrade (Therefore Service Interuption)

July 21, 2006

This from IEEE Customer Support:

On Saturday 29 July, IEEE will release a major system upgrade to the
IEEE Xplore digital library.

As a result of this upgrade, your users may experience up to 8 hours of
downtime beginning at approximately 8:00 EDT (-5 UTC).

IEEE Xplore 2.1.4 will be OpenURL compatible, which provides a
standardized syntax for organizing bibliographic metadata and
identifiers in a URL and transferring data between information services.
Links are enabled between unsubscribed content in IEEE Xplore to a
library resolver, leading users to appropriate resources within their
institution. With this enhancement, librarians can work with
commercially available link resolver software to fully enable their
publication catalog. OpenURL will be provided in these areas:
* Search results
* References
* Brief abstracts
* IEEE Book abstracts

Other features of the IEEE Xplore 2.1.4 upgrade include:

* RefWorks and Bibtex format downloadable citations from IEEE
AbstractPlus records, search results, and tables of contents

* Monthly lists of each periodical’s most-downloaded articles

* Watermarked PDF documents, illustrating the value of your library
subscription

An additional update is planned for release before the end of 2006.

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