Digital Library Updates

Digital Library: Updates and Changes


DawsonEra eBooks

From the 19th December you will need to be running version 4.5 of Digital Editions to download and open ebooks from Dawsons. Due to late notification of this change, Univesity PC's will not have this edition installed until mid January 2019, however, you will still be able to read DawsonEra ebooks online (or using your own equipment).
Added by SAP on 17/12/2018


Ebooks on the DawsonEra platform

Dawsons have issued the following statement in connection with some enhancements they are making on 19th December:
"We would like to advise all dawsonera users that it is our immediate recommendation to ensure that all instances of Digital Editions (desktop & mobile applications) are running version 4.5.x and that the latest version of the software should always be upgraded as soon as it becomes available."
Adobe Digital Editions is used if you choose to download an ebook on the DawsonEra platform.
Added by SAP on 12/12/2018


Refworks duplicate detection within folders now working correctly

Refworks have corrected an earlier problem - all duplicates should now be correctly identified.
Added by AP on 12/12/2018


Box of Broadcasts (BoB) : 30th November

BoB is undergoing essential system maintenance between 07.00 and 10.00 Hrs. on Friday 30 November. Please consider the service at risk during these times.
Added by SAP on 29/11/2018


Box of Broadcasts (BoB) : 22nd November

BoB is undergoing essential system maintenance between 10.00 and 13.00 Hrs. on Thursday 22 November. Please consider the service at risk during these times.
Added by SAP on 20/11/2018


Refworks deduplication not working for some users

This has been reported to Refworks, who are investigating the problem.
Added by AP on 09/11/2018


Ovid Scheduled maintenance - Sunday 7th October

Maintenance will be performed on the Ovid platform on Sunday 7th October between 02:00 - 05:00. You may experience login issues during this time period.
Added by SAP on 04/10/2018


Box of Broadcasts (BoB) : 2nd October

BUFVC have informed us that access to BoB and other Learning on Screen resources is currently being affected by problems with the login server.
Added by SAP on 02/10/2018


Westlaw - planned maintenance 8th September

Due to planned maintenance you will not be able to log into Westlaw UK on Saturday 8 September from 3.30pm until 7.30pm BST. Once the work has been completed, you will not experience any changes and will continue to have access to the same content and features as usual.
Added by SAP on 06/09/2018


IEEE maintenance 7th September

Due to scheduled maintenance, IEEE Xplore users may experience intermittent access issues from 07:30 - 09:30 BST on Friday, 7 September. The site may be unavailable for a portion of this time.
Added by SAP on 06/09/2018


Box of Broadcasts (BoB): 31st August

BoB will be undergoing scheduled system maintenance between 12.00 and 16:00 Hrs. on Friday 31 August. Please consider the service at risk during these times. However, we anticipate there will be only minimal disruption.
Added by SAP on 30/08/2018


Box of Broadcasts (BoB): 7th August

There will be additional BoB maintenance tomorrow afternoon, Tuesday 7 August, from 14:00 to 17.30 BST.
Added by SAP on 06/08/2018


Wiley Online Library

We are aware of problems gaining access to the Wiley database / platform. This is also affecting other Universities. Wiley are aware and working on the problem.
Added by SAP on 06/08/2018


Box of Broadcasts (BoB): 6th August

BoB is undergoing scheduled system maintenance between 08.00 and 12.00 Hrs. on Monday 6 August. Please consider the service at risk during these times.
Added by SAP on 02/08/2018

Known Issues



There are no known issues.