This message just came in from EBSCO: “We are pleased to advise that, in order to improve response time for searches in ATLA products, ATLA will to perform significant network upgrades on ATLA systems during the afternoon of Monday June 4th, beginning at 3:00 p.m. EDT. It is possible that you will encounter an interruption of ATLA database access, between the hours of 3:00 and 5:00 EDT.”  NOTE: That’s right in the middle of the afternoon so we might actually notice the disruption.


IEEE Downtime

May 23, 2007

The IEEE Xplore Digital Library will be unavailable from 12:00pm‑1:00pm MST on 30 May due to scheduled maintenance. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause!

ProQuest has announced a 12 hour service window on April 28th (Saturday) from 8PM MST until 8AM the next morning.  Most relavent, perhaps is this:

Citation/Abstract display – We are moving the placement of available document formats to the right side of the abstract page making it easier for users to quickly identify other display formats available.

But I’m sure many of you will be happy with this improvement as well:

Three (3) new interface languages – Hungarian, Thai and Indonesian interfaces will be available

On Saturday, February 24th, it is anticipated that ScienceDirect will be unavailable for approximately 9 hours, starting at 11:00 GMT.  Be aware if you need Elsevier access over the weekend!

Don’t forget…

IEEE Upgrade Tomorrow

February 9, 2007

IEEE will upgrade the IEL platform tomorrow (February 10th). They do not anticipate downtime, but have warned of some possible system instability. Please be aware of this when talking to anyone who has experienced “flakiness” with the IEL platform during the coming days. For more information on what to expect in this upgrade (or for training options for new features), see this previous post.

As many of you are probably aware, the merger between RLG and OCLC will ultimately cause the demise of the Eureka database interface.  (That’s sad for me as it was one of the first online interfaces that I learned really well when in library school…you know you’re old when….) This transition will not greatly impact us as we only have one database that resides on the Eureka platform: Anthropological Literature.  For more information on this transition, check at OCLC’s RLG Transition page: or review the transition document: