OCLC WorldCat Down for Maintenance from 11 p.m. on August 5 to 8 a.m. on August 6

A new OCLC Community News item has been posted: “Reminder: OCLC system downtime planned 5-6 August”.

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Reminder: As part of ongoing work to maintain and advance our systems, we will be performing a disaster recovery exercise on 5-6 August that will require system downtime.

This work will be done in our U.S. data center and will impact all OCLC services.

While we schedule maintenance on dates and times to minimize service disruption, we recognize that this work will impact users. We apologize for any disruption this may cause.

System Downtime Window:

United States Data Center: Saturday, 5 August 2017, 23:00 EDT–Sunday, 6 August 2017, 08:00 EDT (Eastern Daylight Time UTC -4)

Update 7/21/2017: Newsbank/Readex Issues remain unresolved. Please see below for temporary access work-arounds.

For on-campus access, just remove the proxy prefix and go directly to the main URL. For example, if the URL is:

https://login.revproxy.brown.edu/login?url=http://infoweb.newsbank.com/?db=AWNB

Use http://infoweb.newsbank.com/?db=AWNB

For off-campus access, download the VPN client from CIS at:

https://www.brown.edu/information-technology/software/catalog/vpn-f5-desktop-client

All Readex and Newsbank Databases Unavailable 7/13/2017

The following databases are currently unavailable. The Library and CIS are working with the publisher to resolve the issue. When the problem has been resolved, this post will be updated.

AccessUN
AccessWorldNews
America’s Historical Newspapers
Early American Imprints
Early American Newspapers
Latin American Newspapers

We apologize for any inconvenience.

UPDATE: EZProxy Issues Resolved 7/11/2017

UPDATE 7/11: CIS has resolved the issues with EZProxy and it is now working as it should.
If you continue to have problems with EZProxy, please contact eresources@brown.edu.

CIS has been experiencing issues with EZProxy which have affected access to Library databases and ejournals. They are working on fixing the problem and as soon as it has been remedied a notice will be posted here on the Eresources blog.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

UPDATE 5/1: LexisNexis is Working!!

4/26/2017:LexisNexis is currently unavailable from off-campus. On-campus, you need to remove the phrase revproxy.brown.edu from your URL after you login to be able to search effectively in LexisNexis. The publisher and CIS have been notified and a notice will be posted here when the service is back up and working properly.

We apologize for the inconvenience. An alternate resource to use is HEINOnline.

Alumni Resources are Currently Unavailable!!

2/27/17: Due to the changeover to the new Alumni/Giving website, Library eresources for Alumni are currently unavailable. We are working to fix the problems and hope to have the eresources up and running very soon. In the near future, we will be adding new eresources as well such as Project Muse, Sage Ejournals, Adam Matthew Digital, CQ Press materials, and the Shoah Visual History Archive.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

RESOLVED!! ScienceDirect Issues with EZProxy and Multiple Browsers

Elsevier Publishing has announced that they are working to fix the problem that they are having with ScienceDirect, multiple browsers, and EZProxy. As we use EZProxy with ScienceDirect both on and off-campus, access to ScienceDirect is sporadic. We will keep you updated and announce when the problem has been resolved. We apologize for the inconvenience.