On Saturday March 12, 2016, ProQuest will be installing critical firmware updates to its systems infrastructure. The window is scheduled to begin at 10:00 PM EDT and will last for eight (8) hours. During this time access to the ProQuest platform will be unavailable.
Exam Master will be releasing a new testing interface after 6pm on Friday, March 4th. These are only cosmetic changes. The changes are described below.
- Left navigation can be collapsed to allow for a larger test window
- Ability to increase and decrease font size
- Score button is on the top right
- Answer choices display to the right of the question
- New icons
Click here for a screen shot of the new interface.
New features will be released to the Artstor Digital Library on Wednesday, March 2nd. The new version of the Digital Library will be deployed starting Monday, February 29th though Tuesday, March 1st. There should be no interruption of service. New features include:
- Embedded Metadata: Images in the Digital Library can now be downloaded as a single file with embedded metadata. By embedding the data, we no longer need to require you to download two files in a .zip when you just want an image. If you still require the metadata file, you can now download it separately from the metadata window.
- Audio Files: Audio files in the Digital Library no longer require QuickTime for playback. Users can now select any plugin to play audio files in their browsers.
On Saturday February 13, 2016, ProQuest will be performing critical maintenance. The window is scheduled to begin at 10:00 PM EDT and will last for six (6) hours. During this time, access to ProQuest products will not be available, and users will be re-directed to a webpage explaining the scheduled maintenance
Thomson Reuters is offering the webcast Drive your research forward with Web of Science and EndNote at 1:00 PM on Thursday September 24, 2015. Guest speakers are Chris Cooper, Senior Information Specialist at University of Exeter and Yingting Zhang, Information and Education Librarian at Rutgers University. A link to a recording of the webcast will be available to those that register.
This webinar is for academics and researchers that use the CAB Direct platform to search CAB Abstracts & Global Health Databases. Attendees will learn how to conduct more complex database searches to improve the relevancy of results and literature reviews. This will include an introduction to metadata fields specific to CABI and the use of our controlled vocabulary to improve precision. The webinar is scheduled for Tuesday, September 22nd at 11:00 am EST. Register here:
On Thursday, August 13, the Alexander Street platform will debut a new, more user-friendly interface. The new interface will include:
This includes the following products subscribed to by the University of Kentucky:
On Saturday, August 8, ProQuest will be upgrading its systems infrastructure to improve performance, security, and overall reliability of their products. The system maintenance window is scheduled to begin at 10:00 PM American Eastern Standard Time and will last for eight (8) hours. This will affect all databases on the ProQuest platform, ProQuest Congressional and Chadwyck-Healy Databases.
The Digital National Security Archive (DNSA) is migrating from its current platform to the new ProQuest platform over the the next several months. This will allow the DNSA content to be integrated into the federated searching of the ProQuest platform and will offer more robust user features. Click here to read more about the move. If you have a MyArchive account on the DNSA site click here for instructions on how to move your saved searches and documents to the new platform.