Disruption to Services on 17/Dec/2018

Computing & Library Services will be updating the University’s network firewalls on Monday 17th December 2018 between 18:00 and 24:00.

During this time there will be no Internet access available on campus. Websites or services that reside at the University will be not be externally available.

If possible service will be restored before 24:00.

Internet access via Wi-Fi will be available through WiFi_Guest, but not via Uni_WiFi or Eduroam.

Whilst the above work is taking place, access to the library’s resources will be affected, including:

  • library web pages
  • library account
  • authentication to e-resources
  • reading lists

We apologise in advance for the inconvenience caused by this essential work.

Planned Maintenance on 15/Dec/2018

As part of planned server maintenance by the Library Systems Team on Saturday 15th December 2018, it is likely there will be short periods of disruption to the following services:

  • Reading List software
  • Library Room Booking

We apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused and will endeavour to minimise the disruption.

Please also be aware that IT Services will also be carry out planned regular maintenance to other services throughout the day.

Library System unavailable (resolved)

Our library system supplier (Ex Libris) is currently experiencing technical problems which are affecting the following library services:

  • library management system (Alma)
  • library account web pages
  • access to some full-text links (journals, books and ebooks) in Summon, reading lists, etc.

The supplier is investigating the problem.

Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience this is currently causing.

Internet Explorer and Summon (resolved)

We are currently experiencing a problem using Internet Explorer to search Summon.

This appears to be due to an update to the software from the supplier (Ex Libris) and we are currently waiting for the company’s support team to resolve the problem.

Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience this is causing.

Until this is fully resolved, the workaround is to use an alternative web browser such as Chrome, Safari, Firefox or Opera.

Update: 17 Sep 2018

This has now been fully resolved by Ex Libris.

Using the TOR and AWS Networks

Due to repeated and large-scale hacking attempts from IP addresses associated with the TOR network and from Amazon Web Services (AWS), we have moved to a default of not permitting login attempts from IP addresses listed as current TOR exit nodes or from within the AWS IP ranges.

If you would like to use either of the above networks to access your library account or to access the library’s resources, you will need to log into your account from an IP address that is outside of those networks and update your security settings: library.hud.ac.uk/user/settings/

If you have any questions regarding this, please contact the Library Support Team (library.support@hud.ac.uk).

Library Systems Upgrades: w/c 31 July

On the week commencing Monday 31 July 2017 we will be carrying minor software upgrades to library servers.

The upgrades may cause short periods of disruption to accessing online resources and we apologise in advance for any inconvenience this vital work causes.

EZproxy will be upgraded between 9am and 10am on Tuesday 1 August. This will cause a temporary loss of access to most subscription online resource in Summon.

Coverage of historic British newspapers extended

The Library are pleased to announce that we have added Part III of the British Library Newspapers to our online collection.

This expands current content back to 1750 and up to 1950 (as appropriate per print run) and adds 35 additional titles to our collection, including Yorkshire Evening Post, Leeds Times and Leeds Intelligencer.

You can access the resource via the original Gale site here and through the Gale’s Primary Sources (formerly known as Artemis).  Each resource is listed on the A-Z list and in relevant Subject Guides.

If you have any questions, please ask at the Help Centre on Floor 4, or contact the Subject Team on x2700, library@hud.ac.uk

Gale provide some introductory videos if you are new to this platform.