What does this mean for patrons?
Once the transition is complete, any request for SpringerLink will direct users to the HTTPS version of the site. Although the links are set to be automatically redirected, there is no indication that this is a permanent redirect. Therefore, users with a bookmarked SpringerLink URL may want to go ahead and update it to include the new protocol (https://). Otherwise, we aim for a seamless transition. Electronic Resources and Library IT will make any necessary adjustments to the linkresolver and the EZProxy. This will allow end users to navigate to SpringerLink products just as before.
If you do become aware of any issues regarding this transition, as always please contact Electronic Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the meantime the HTTP protocol will still be available through any non-Chrome based browsers such as Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer, Opera, and Edge among others.