Maintenance is scheduled to begin Friday May 4th at 23:59 and end May 5th at 04:00 (EST). This maintenance window is being used to upgrade existing network hardware. During this time, all Scholars Portal services (including Journals, Books, RACER, WizFolio, ODESI, GeoPortal, ASK a Librarian, Refworks, SFX, Verde) with be unavailable. We’re sorry for the interruption and appreciate your understanding.
Access is restored. EBSCO was suffering from network outages Friday through Sunday which resulted in intermittent access for 22 databases including CINAHL.
The recent Conifer upgrade has resulted in the suppression of some e-book records in the catalogue. This means a catalogue search may not display e-book titles to which the Leddy Library has access. Technical staff are working to resolve this issue but the immediate work around is to reset the branch location to “Leddy Library.”
To reset the branch location in the catalogue, use the drop down menu on University Libraries, “Choose a different library …”, expand “Windsor System”, and select “LeddyLibrary”.
Yesterday’s featured Open Access video was a short one clocking in at a minute. But if you have an hour between classes, we highly recommend suggest that you spend it watching Lawrence Lessig’s illuminating and entertaining presentation, The Architecture of Access to Scientific Knowledge: Just How Badly We Have Messed This Up in honour of Open Access Week:
Lessig’s lecture was delivered at CERN, Geneva, Switzerland this April 2011 and the talk about is about open access to academic or scientific information but also covers Read/Write Re-mix culture with a bit of commentary about YouTube Copyright School.
Taylor & Francis is now moving from their old, informaworld platform to Taylor & Francis Online tomorrow, June 2. They have scheduled downtime from approximately 1 – 3 am. Here’s hoping for a smooth transition!
Due to a scheduled software upgrade, access to RACER will not be available between 6:00PM Friday December 3 and 9:00 AM Tuesday December 7, 2010. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Scholars Portal services (e-journals platform, e-books platform, search platform, Order Books and Articles Not in Leddy service (Interlibrary Loan), and our Browse Journals service will be intermittently unavailable from 2-7 a.m. on Dec. 1. The total amount of downtime should not exceed 2 hours during this period. This will also effect Google Scholar linking to Windsor-held materials.
The basement women’s washroom #W10 in the Leddy Library Main Building is scheduled to be CLOSED on Thursday, September 03, 2009, from approximately 8am until 5pm as part of the work for the RDC/ADC First Floor Renovations.
Washrooms are available on second and third floors.
The Library Catalogue will be one of a number of campus systems unavailable this Sunday, November 2, from 1.20am EDT until about 2.30am EST (approximately 2 hours). Only the catalogue will be affected. Other services, including our online Journal Articles and Research Tools, will function normally.
From the October 31 issue of the Daily News:
If you’re one of those people who thinks there aren’t enough hours in the day, you’re going to love Sunday.
With the end of Daylight Savings Time and the return of Standard Time at 2 a.m., you’ll get a 25-hour November 2.
Push back your clocks one hour; most electronic devices on campus, including computers, are programmed to reflect the change automatically.
Information Technology Services will take the University’s database server ADMIN1 offline for about two hours Sunday, from 1:20 a.m. EDT until about 2:30 a.m. EST.
This shutdown will affect campus systems such as student recruitment, university advancement, the registrar’s office, parking services, residence servicves, conference services, facility services and the following applications: the Student Information System (SIS), Voyager (the Library system), AZORUS (Student Recruitment), Office of Research Services, the Research Ethics Board and CLEW.
Please direct any questions to the HelpDesk at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The server that hosts Leddy News has been repaired and is functioning normally. Other services affected by the interruption include our website search function and the Ways of Knowing First Year Design Team information site. All are now functioning normally. We apologize for any inconvenience this might have caused.