Update on the UC’s Journal Negotiations with Elsevier

The University of California (UC) is currently in negotiations to renew its systemwide licenses with Elsevier, one of the world’s largest commercial academic journal publishers. These negotiations directly support UC’s mission by facilitating the broadest possible access to UC research results and providing leadership in transforming scholarly publishing into a system that is open, fair and transparent. Attend our upcoming town hall meeting to learn more about these changes.

 

Our Goal

As the UC renegotiates its contract with Elsevier, we also have an opportunity to align our journal licensing agreements with the university’s goal of advancing open access. As stated in the UC’s Presidential Open Access Policy:

The University of California is committed to disseminating its research and scholarship as widely as possible [and] recognizes the benefits that accrue to its authors as individual scholars and to the scholarly enterprise from such wide dissemination, including greater recognition, more thorough review, consideration, and critique, and a general increase in scientific, scholarly, and critical knowledge.

The Academic Senate’s Open Access Policy affirms this commitment: “As part of a public university system, the faculty is dedicated to making its scholarship available to the people of California and the world.”

The goal of these negotiations is to increase the transparency and impact of UC research through open access. Because the UC accounts for nearly 10% of all U.S. publishing output — the most of any public educational institution in the country — the UC is in a position to lead the way towards a more open and sustainable scholarly publishing system. Read more…

IEEE Xplore downtime Friday afternoon Sept 21st

From IEEE:
Due to scheduled maintenance, IEEE Xplore users may experience intermittent access issues from 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM ET (6:30 – 8:30 UTC) on Friday, 21 September. We anticipate that the site may be unavailable for a portion of this time. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience as we work to continually improve the IEEE Xplore experience for all of our customers and users worldwide.

Geisel Library Closing Early on September 21, 2018

The Library’s annual Dinner in the Library fundraiser will take place in the Geisel Library building on Friday, September 21, 2018. To allow for preparation for this event, Geisel Library will close at 4 p.m. that day. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this early closing may cause.  

The Biomedical Library Building will remain open for its regular Friday hours. Geisel will reopen on Saturday, September 22 at 10 a.m.

Project Euclid Journals – Access Restored

Update – Project Euclid has fixed their server problem and UCSD users may again access the mathematical/statistical literature we’ve licensed on that platform.

The mathematics and statistics journals found on Project Euclid are not accessible today due to server problems at Cornell. They expect the site to be functioning by tomorrow November 15, 2017.

Wireless Problems with American Physical Society Journals?

Update: APS has fixed the wireless access problem. If you run into login issues, please Ask a Librarian.

The Library has verified that certain ranges of the UCSD protected wireless on the western side of campus are being denied access to the Physical Review family of scientific journals. We’ve notified CDL to get the problem fixed. In the meantime, if you are asked to login when using the journals on campus and you are using UCSD protected wireless, please also use web VPN (EasyConnect) by following these instructions.

Wiley Online Library and Oxford DNB Available Again

CDL alerted us at 3:20 pm Wed July 19th that Wiley Online Library (journals, e-books, and reference resources) is down.  Access was restored by 4:45 pm.

Access to the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography [DNB] which had been out for the past week has also been restored as of Monday, July 24.  Thanks for your patience.

ProQuest Databases Working Again

Update: ProQuest has fixed the problems with their servers as of Tuesday. They have posted an explanation of what happened and steps to prevent this from happening again.

ProQuest databases (including PsycInfo, Georef, Washington Post and Los Angeles Times archives, etc) are currently down worldwide due to a power outage since 1 pm PDF Monday, July 17.  They are working to restore access. We expect these databases to come back online sometime later this evening.

In the meantime, other resources are working (Web of Science, Lexis Academic, PubMed, and Ebsco databases).

Need help? Ask us.

Download the Campus VPN for Undisrupted Use of Library Materials

The Virtual Private Network (VPN) service will soon become the sole campus-supported way for UC San Diego affiliates (currently enrolled students and faculty/staff) to access the wide breadth of Library resources—including e-journals, e-books, databases, and electronic reserve materials—from off-campus. The campus will soon discontinue the existing web proxy server, and as a result, users who are currently accessing the server through their internet browser will need to change their set-up and move to the VPN. Because the web proxy server is a passive system, many users may be unaware that they are connecting to Library resources via this method. By downloading the VPN software now, Library users can ensure undisrupted access. More information and instructions can be found at library.ucsd.edu/computing-and-technology/connect-from-off-campus. If you have trouble accessing a Library resource or have other questions, Ask A Librarian.

Important Update about Accessing SDSU Items Via Circuit

As a member of San Diego Circuit, UC San Diego Library patrons are allowed to quickly borrow books from other Circuit libraries if the books are not owned by the UC San Diego Library or if the Library’s copy is already checked-out.

Starting next month, another member institution – San Diego State University (SDSU) –  will transition to a new Library Management System. As it does so, SDSU will cease lending its items through the Circuit. This will go into effect on Friday, May 26 and continue through mid-July. Some things for our users to note:

  • SDSU items will still display in the Circuit catalog, but their statuses will say “Local Use Only,” and UC San Diego users will be unable to submit requests for these items.
  • SDSU will continue to receive returns from UC San Diego users.
  • Visitor Checkout will no longer be available for UC San Diego users on-site at SDSU. This is a permanent change.
  • Visitor Checkout will no longer be available for SDSU users on-site at UC San Diego. This is a permanent change.

We apologize for the short notice and any inconvenience this may cause.

 

8/1/2017 Update: Users can request books from all Circuit partner libraries.

Springer & Nature access restored Sunday

Posted On: September 24, 2016

Update: Springer and Nature sites are back online as of 10 am Sunday. (Outage was since 6:30 am PDT Saturday). Apologies for the inconvenience if you wanted to read an e-book or e-journal on Saturday.  If you experience any problems, please contact us at Ask a Librarian (email, phone, or in person) http://libraries.ucsd.edu/help/ask-a-librarian/ and we’ll assist you.

 

There is an unscheduled downtime at Springer, Nature, and Palgrave. You may see this message when trying to read Springer e-books or e-journals:
We will be back soon, we’re busy making things better…
This Springer service is currently down for maintenance.

We are working hard to make it the best resource for scientific publications on the web. Please try refreshing the site shortly.

This is the Nature site message:
Essential Maintenance:
Please return to the website later to make your purchase.

We are performing essential system maintenance.

Solution – Try again later today to see if the resource you need is available again. We apologize for the temporary inconvenience.

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