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3/12/2012 4:07:45 PM

System Maintenance 12th March 2012

We will be performing some maintenance on our library management system tonight at 8pm.

We aim keep any service disruption to a minimum, but there is a small chance that it may affect the library catalogue. Specifically after 8pm you may have trouble:

  • logging into your library account
  • renewing and reserving items online
  • seeing the available copies of a book

If disruption does occur and you need to renew your items, please contact us.

3/14/2012 4:37:54 PM

ScienceDirect PDF Problems

ScienceDirect LogoElsevier have informed us that there may be problems opening PDF files from ScienceDirect using the latest browsers with the Adobe X plugin. They currently only support Internet Explorer up to version 7. This may cause problems using ScienceDirect on University PCs running Windows 7.

Their technical team is aware of this, and have promised to address this issue in the coming weeks. Unfortunately they have not been able to give us a definite timescale for this work.

In the meantime they suggest the following workaround:

  • Right click on the PDF link of the article you require and select "Save Target As"
  • Save the file to your documents
  • Open the file directly from your documents

This will load this article in the "offline" version, instead of the "online/browser" version of Adobe Acrobat Reader.