ProQuest maintenance 7/9/16

ProQuest platform maintenance – Saturday, July 9 10pm-12am

The ProQuest platform ( will not be available for two hours on Saturday 7/9 from 10pm-12am for scheduled maintenance. During this time, users navigating to ProQuest platform databases will be re-directed to a webpage explaining the scheduled maintenance.

ProQuest Scheduled downtime – 1/16

On January 16, 2016, ProQuest will be upgrading its systems infrastructure to improve performance, security, and overall reliability of your products. The window is scheduled to begin at 10:00 PM Eastern Standard Time and will last for 8 hours.

During this time, access to the ProQuest products listed below will not be available, and users will be re-directed to a webpage explaining the scheduled maintenance:

Research databases:
ProQuest platform (
ProQuest Congressional (
ProQuest Dialog (
Chadwyck-Healey databases (full list available here)
eLibrary (all editions)
ProQuest Digital Microfilm
ProQuest Obituaries
ProQuest Research Companion
SIRS (all editions)

Dissertation dissemination:
ProQuest/UMI ETD Administrator

Reference management/Research support tools:
COS Funding Opportunities
COS Scholar Universe

EBSCO Full Text Links are not working 2/26/2015

As reported by OhioLINK  on 2/26/2015 at 11:39 am 

Due to a problem with the full text server, PDF full text links in EBSCO products (individual databases, EDS, etc.) are not working. EBSCO is aware of this problem, has made the resolution a top priority, and is expecting to have these links working again by the end of the day. We will send out another email when the issue has been resolved.

Update #1 – As of 12:00 noon, PDF full texts links in EBSCO appear to be working. No official word from OhioLINK yet.

Update #2 – As of 2:06 pm OhioLINK reported this issue as resolved.

Planned Maintenance for EBSCO A-to-Z and LinkSource @ 5pm 2014-11-14

from EBSCO:

Hi everyone,

We want to inform you that later today, November 14, 2014, we will be performing upgrades to the LinkSource and EBSCO A-to-Z service in an effort to alleviate recent system performance issues.  The upgrade will result in a brief service outage beginning at approximately 5:00 PM EST (-05:00 GMT). We expect the service to be unavailable for no more than 15 minutes.


Leslie Sierra, MSLIS
Sr. Manager, Product Engagement
EBSCO Information Services

Archival Services Announces Completion of OHRAB Grant

Archival Services, a division of University Libraries, is pleased to announce the successful completion of a
grant to digitize, preserve and to make available online 153 historic technical reports from the Daniel Guggenheim Airship Institute, which was a part of the University’s College of Engineering from 1929 to 1949. The digitized reports, which are available online as fully searchable PDF documents, can be accessed at

The institute was operated by The University of Akron from 1929 to 1949 and was a partnership with the California Institute of Technology, the Daniel Guggenheim Fund, and the Goodyear-Zeppelin Corporation in Akron, Ohio. Experiments conducted at the institute focused on the effects of turbulence and drag on airship hulls as well as meteorological observations. The technical reports are a valuable source of information that primarily document research in lighter-than-air flight, heavier-than-air flight, meteorology, aerodynamics, and G-force measurements that was conducted at the institute. The reports are frequently used by students, historians, scholars, lighter-than-air enthusiasts, and researchers for a variety of research projects.

This project was supported in part by a nine-month $1,980 National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) Grant that was awarded last April through the Ohio Historical Records Advisory Board (OHRAB). Additional funding was provided by the University. UA gratefully acknowledges the support of these bodies.

The Daniel Guggenheim Airship Institute Records and other historical resources on the history of lighter-than-air flight and local history are available by visiting Archival Services located in Room LL10 of the Polsky Building. Business hours are Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm. Additional information about Archival Services and its collections can be accessed on the department’s website at

OhioLINK scheduled outages on Nov 1 & 2

OhioLINK has Scheduled Maintenance on several of their products and services from 11/1-11/2

Expect 30-minute Service Outages starting on Friday, November 1 (at 11 PM) and ending on Saturday, November 2 (at 3 AM)

OhioLINK expects service outages of approximately 30 minutes at varying times for each OhioLINK service during scheduled maintenance on the Ohio Technology Consortium (OH-TECH) shared infrastructure firewall. On-campus access to content on third-party (non-OhioLINK) vendor websites will not be affected.

The following access/services will be affected by 30-minute outages: Libraries using OhioLINK’s remote authentication (proxy) for off-campus access to third-party vendor websites; and all other OhioLINK-hosted services, including online databases, the OhioLINK central catalog, the OhioLINK Electronic Journals Center (EJC), the OhioLINK Electronic Book Center (EBC), OhioLINK Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD), OhioLINK Music Center, OhioLINK Finding Aid Repository, and the OhioLINK Digital Resource Commons (DRC).

Recent changes to the Resources section of the UL Portal

I recently made two changes under the Resources section of the UL Portal

  1. I corrected the Footprints link. This link now goes to the library systems problem report form. These problem reports go directly to Susan, Michael, and Marlene.
  2. I added a link to the electronic resources problem report form. These problems reports go directly to Frank and Anna.