Archive for October, 2015

Off-Campus Access Unavailable: 9:15pm, Friday, October 30, 2015

Off-campus library access will be interrupted at approximately 9:15 pm on Friday, Oct. 30, 2015 to install an update on the ezproxy server. Downtime is estimated to be 10-15 minutes.

We apologize for any inconvenience.


Links to E-Journals from Catalog Resulting in 404 Errors

October 30, 2015 update: No old atoz links that don’t properly resolve should remain in the catalog (opac.uthsc.edu). Catalog records with the old URL remain in Discovery Search, but we have an upload pending and should be updated by early next week (Nov. 2-4)

October 27, 2015 update: Almost 9,000 catalog records have been updated, resolving the 404/$lang=en issue. Approximately 700 catalog records remain with the old url. We are working to prioritize that list and update the remaining to the new url syntax.

October 9, 2015 original post: Links to e-Journals from our library catalog, http://opac.uthsc.edu/search/s, are currently resulting in 404 error pages. This is a result of our vendor, EBSCO, appending the following to the end of the URL: &lang=en

EBSCO is working to resolve this issue by removing this from the URL when they redirect to the publisher page and sending us a new set of records to replace our current catalog records. In the meantime, there are several options:

  • In some cases, you can just modify the resulting URL by removing &lang=en and reloading the page.
  • If removing &lang=eng and reloading doesn’t work, you may need to navigate the publishers site to find the journal page.
  • Try searching our new E-Journals Finder. Links from Finder are not redirected and appended in the same way.

We apologize for the inconvenience.


E-Journals List changing to E-Journals Finder

The E-Journals List (http://atoz.ebsco.com/Titles/1630) available on the library’s home page under Popular Resources will be changing to E-Journals Finder on Tuesday, October 6, 2015.

Advantages of the updated interface include:

  • Faster response!
  • Predictive, auto suggestion search, as you type.

The default browsing list of titles A-Z is gone, however EBSCO says this new searching platform reduces time to finding a journal from 2.5 minutes to just seconds. Browsing journal titles by discipline is available, however searching by journal title will be more common and useful.

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