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.

Summon and BrowZine Integration

The eagle-eyed among you may have already spotted we have a few new links appearing within some of our article results in Summon: ‘Download Now’ and ‘Browse Now’:

This is the result of an update we’ve made to integrate the BrowZine service into Summon which gives us the ability to provide direct access to article pdfs as well as the option to explore the journal further by browsing the complete issue.

These links won’t appear alongside every article in Summon as BrowZine requires a DOI to generate these links and in some cases the publishers don’t provide this information.

What’s BrowZine?

BrowZine allows you to browse the library’s ejournals on virtual shelves. Easily discover, read and monitor the key journals in your field online or via an app on your tablet or phone.

Google Scholar – update

We have a new link resolver which has been set up for use in Google Scholar:

The “Full-Text @ Huddersfield” link should appear automatically if you’re on-campus.

If you’re off-campus, you’ll need to go into the Settings and select Library links.  Here you can search for and select  “University of Huddersfield – Full-Text @ Huddersfield” and finally click on the “Save” button.

If you had previously added the old link resolver you will need to do it again in order to pick up the new version.

If you need any help with this please email e.mailbox@hud.ac.uk



Taylor & Francis Online – Scheduled Maintenance 15/05/18

Please be aware that due to scheduled site maintenance some functionality of Taylor & Francis Online will be unavailable from between 03:30 and 23:30 GMT on Tuesday 15 May.

Users will remain able to search, browse and read journal articles on the platform but certain advanced functionality, such as registration, purchasing, token activation, ePrints and account administration services will be temporarily unavailable.

If you have any queries, or experience any unexpected issues with Taylor & Francis content during this period, please contact e.mailbox@hud.ac.uk

Box of Broadcasts – Playback Issues with Internet Explorer 11

Please be aware that users attempting to access videos within the Box of Broadcasts (BoB) database using a combination of Internet Explorer 11 web browser and Windows 10 operating system may currently experience some issues with videos freezing either before or during playback.

This problem is being investigated by the providers of BoB, but until it is resolved users encountering playback issues are advised to try using the resource on another web browser. BoB recommend using one of the following:

• Edge 12 (or later)
• Mozilla Firefox 44 (or later)
• Safari 8 (or later)
• Google Chrome 48 (or later)

Upgrade to Taylor & Francis Online Security Settings

Please be aware that due to an upgrade of their security settings Taylor and Francis Journals may no longer function on older web browsers (eg. Internet Explorer 10 or earlier).

Users who attempt to access Taylor and Francis journal content on older browsers from this point onward may receive an error message, which can be avoided by updating the browser to a newer version.

Please contact e.mailbox@hud.ac.uk if you have any questions or concerns about this development.