Category Archives: Service Alert

OhioLINK resources unavailable 3/21, 7:30-10pm

OhioLINK needs to urgently perform maintenance on the systems that govern access to its servers. This maintenance will take place Tuesday, March 21 between 7:30pm and 10:00pm. OhioLINK expects the service outage to be only 30 minutes long. During the outage, however, all OhioLINK services will be unavailable, including:

  • OhioLINK central catalog
  • OhioLINK EJC
  • OhioLINK Electronic Book Center
  • OhioLINK Electronic Theses & Dissertations
  • OhioLINK Digital Resource Center
  • OhioLINK urls

Some services unavailable Dec. 30

Friday, December 30, Find It (360 Link) and the Journals by Title list will be unavailable from 8-9pm.

During this downtime, users will be able to find holdings of full-text ejournals and link to full text by using the catalog or BrowZine.

Summon will be available. Full text links from Summon will work correctly if they are direct links. Most significant sources of full text use direct-linking from Summon, including JSTOR, ScienceDirect, and most other ejournal publishers. The major providers that do NOT use direct-linking are EBSCO and the OhioLINK EJC. Therefore, full text links from Summon to EBSCO and the EJC, as well as some other providers that use openURL linking, will NOT work during this period, and users will see an error message.

The “Find It!” button will not work during this period.

The Journals by Title list will not be available during this period.

Some services unavailable Saturday, Oct. 29

Saturday, October 29, Find It (360 Link) and the Journals by Title list will be unavailable from 12-1 and 3-6pm, and will have periods of unavailability from 6-7pm.

During this downtime, users will be able to find holdings of full-text ejournals and link to full text by using the catalog or BrowZine. Contact us if you would like assistance doing this.

Summon will be available. Full text links from Summon will work correctly if they are direct links. Most significant sources of full text use direct-linking from Summon, including JSTOR, ScienceDirect, and most other ejournal publishers. The major providers that do NOT use direct-linking are EBSCO and the OhioLINK EJC. Therefore, full text links from Summon to EBSCO and the EJC, as well as some other providers that use openURL linking, will NOT work during this period, and users will see the following error message: http://errors.serialssolutions.com/GenericMaintenance.html

The “Find It!” button will not work during this period, and users will see the above-referenced error message.

The Journals by Title list will not be available during this period, and users will see the above-referenced error message.

Please contact us if you need assistance navigating to full text during this downtime.

OhioLINK services unavailable 6pm 6/12 to noon 6/13

All OhioLINK hosted services will be unavailable Friday, June 12, 6pm – Saturday, June 13, 12pm (noon), while all OH-TECH organizations are moved to a new data center at the State of Ohio Computing Center.

The following resources and services will be unavailable during this 18 hour window:

  • OhioLINK website
  • OhioLINK Central Catalog
  • OhioLINK requesting
  • Electronic Journal Center
  • Electronic Book Center
  • Electronic Theses & Dissertations
  • OhioLINK Digital Resource Center
  • OhioLINK proxy server

The BGSU Libraries’ Catalog, Summon, databases, and most full text linking will not be affected. However, links to ebooks and ejournals hosted on OhioLINK servers will not connect, and BGSU patrons will not be able to search the OhioLINK catalog or request books from other OhioLINK libraries during this time.

You can check the status of the update via Twitter at http://twitter.com/ohiolink.

If you have problems connecting to OhioLINK resources after noon on Saturday, June 13, please email eresources@lists.bgsu.edu.

Find it! button not appearing in Google Scholar

For those of you who use Google Scholar, you may notice that the BGSU Libraries “Find it! @ BGSU” button is not currently appearing.

We received a notice from ProQuest today that said: “Google alerted us late Monday that they had a problem retrieving our 360 Link holdings files.  This issue was resolved yesterday, but due to the timing that Google uses to update holdings on their end, 360 Link customers will not be seeing links appearing in Google Scholar until Tuesday or Wednesday of next week.”

We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause! Here are some workarounds for Google Scholar users:

  • Copy and paste a book or article title you find in Google Scholar into Summon (the main search box on the library’s home page) to see if we have it
  • If you find an article in Google Scholar, you can use the “Journals by title” list to see if we have the journal title and the year you need and link to it
  • Install JournalPass on your browser. JournalPass is a bookmarklet that will prompt you to log in to your BGSU account to pass you through to full text.

 

OhioLINK outage 2/27

On Thursday evening, February 27, 2014, from 10:00pm to 11:00pm, OARnet will be doing maintenance on the switching infrastructure at the Kinnear Road center.

OhioLINK has warned us that it is extremely likely that we will lose access to OhioLINK services during this time.  This includes the OhioLINK Catalog, the Electronic Journal Center, the eBook Center, the Digital Resource Commons, the Electronic Theses and Dissertations center, and the OhioLINK web server.  Vendor databases hosted on their systems should not be affected.