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Melvyl and OCLC downtime, night of Aug. 5-6

All OCLC services will be unavailable some time between 8:00 PM on Saturday, August 5 to 5:00 AM (PDT) on Sunday, August 6, 2017.

Affected Services include Melvyl, FirstSearch, and WorldCat.org.

Start your Search on the Library Web homepage, and OskiCat will be available.

University of Chicago Press Journals currently unavailable via Proxy

University of Chicago Press has currently blocked the Proxy IP from accessing content on www.journals.uchicago.edu due to a suspected breach; we are working with University of Chicago Press to resolve this as quickly as possible. University of Chicago Press content should still be accessible on-campus.

Apologies for any inconvenience this may be causing.

Access issues related to Amazon Web Services outage

Numerous library resources have been impacted by the ongoing Amazon Web Services outages. The AWS outage has affected access and functionality across numerous platforms, including JSTOR, Elsevier ScienceDirect, and Proquest, among others. Library users may experience issues accessing web pages or downloading content from impacted resources while Amazon works to fix the issue.

UPDATE: The AWS issue seems to be resolved, and normal access and functionality has been restored to affected resources.

CRCnetBASE experiencing intermittent access issues via Proxy

We have been experiencing intermittent access issues via the proxy at CRCnetBASE due to an indexing issue. We are working with them to resolve the issue as quickly as possible, and will update when we have more information. Sorry for any inconvenience this may be causing.

American Chemical Society content not available via Proxy

UPDATE: Proxy access has been restored.

IEEE Xplore downtime

IEEE Xplore is updating to their latest release which is causing an error message to appear that states theres has been excessive dowloading.  There has been no excessive dowloading. The update should resolve within the next few days.
UPDATE: access issue resolved 

American Chemical Society resources not available via Proxy

UPDATE: Access issue resolved.

CHANT Database unavailable on December 4 -6, 2015 due to maintenance

Due to the network maintenance of the CHANT Database, the Database will be suspended from 6:00pm HKT 4 December (2:00am PST December 4, 2015) to 9:00am HKT 7 December, 2015 (5:00:00 PST December 6, 2015). We apologize for any inconvenience.

Access problem for all journals on JAMA network

We appear to have lost online access to all journals on the JAMA network. Please email eproblem@library.berkeley.edu using your berkeley.edu email account and provide the citation. The pdf file will be emailed to you as soon as possible.

Sorry for the inconvenience that this may caused.

UPDATE: Access issue resolved.

ScienceDirect to cease support of Internet Explorer 8 on January 1, 2016

Announcement from Elsevier – Science Direct

Why are we ceasing support of IE8?

We are following Microsoft?s directive to focus our support on newer, officially-supported IE browser versions. Microsoft announced in 2014 that, as of January 2016, it would only support the most recent IE browser version with technical support and security updates. We strongly encourage our customers to follow Microsoft?s directive as well by updating to more recent versions of IE. Additionally, users can move to the latest versions of the Chrome or Firefox browsers for an optimal ScienceDirect experience.

By removing IE8 from our support list, we will be able to provide the following future enhancements:

Remove current IE8 security issues

Enhance existing security measures across all browsers

Add support for new browser technologies

Add responsive design to aid use of ScienceDirect across devices

Improve accessibility to better enable access to people with diverse abilities

If you have any questions or concerns, please visit the ScienceDirect Blog for more details or contact us:

usinfo@elsevier.com – US & Canada

nlinfo@elsevier.com – Europe

sginfo@elsevier.com – Asia, Australia & New Zealand

brinfo@elsevier.com – Mexico, Central & South America

Best regards,

The ScienceDirect Team

Note: Compatibility mode in IE9 or higher reverts the browser back to IE7 or IE8 behavior. If you experience issues accessing ScienceDirect using IE9 or higher, please disable the compatibility view mode in your IE browser.

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