OxLIP+ downtime tonight

OxLIP+ will be down for approximately one hour from 10pm tonight for reindexing as part of essential maintenance. The articles & databases sampler in SOLO will also be unavailable during this period.

The rest of SOLO will still be available, including the links to databases and e-journals.

Switching to OxLIP+

Following the successful launch of OxLIP+ (http://oxlip-plus.ouls.ox.ac.uk), the old version of OxLIP (http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk/oxlip/oxlip.html) will be discontinued from 15 December 08.

The new service OxLIP+ offers all the functionality of old OxLIP (viz.the ability to locate individual bibliographic databases and e-collections by title or by subject) and much more, namely:

  • remote access via Single Sign-On
  • cross-searching across several databases
  • more sophisticated subject break-down
  • improved title/keyword searching
  • and personalized services in the “My Research” area

Furthermore, the export functionality in OxLIP+ means that the titles of all databases can be searched and displayed in SOLO. Feedback shows that, of all these improvements, the fact that remote users are no longer required to use VPN when using OxLIP+ for remote access is considered by far the most important enhancement.

If you experience problems accessing OxLIP+, please contact the Electronic Resources Team on eresources@ouls.ox.ac.uk. Alternatively,you may want to speak to your college, site or subject librarian (http://www.ouls.ox.ac.uk/libraries/subjects/librarians).

WISER sessions this week

WISER Humanities: OxLIP+ Electronic Resources.

Friday, 31 October (3) OUCS 12.30 – 1.30

OxLIP+ is a new interface to Oxford University’s extensive collection of databases, electronic reference works, e-journals and e-books http://oxlip-plus.ouls.ox.ac.uk. Cross-searching of multiple sources is now possible in a variety of ways. This session will give you an introduction to effective searching and the range of resources which are available.

Kerry Webb and Judy Reading

Book here! Booking essential – please cancel your place if you are unable to attend.


Remote access, OxLIP+ and ILL charges

Various things to update you all on now we’re into August:

  • Remote Access: Athens will no longer work to allow access to electronic resources from outside the University. Instead resources will require you to authenticate using your Oxford single sign-on (the same as your webmail username and password). The best way to do this (without VPN) is to log in via the new OxLIP+ interface (from where you can also click through to OU ejournals). For more information, see the OULS remote access page.
  • OxLIP+: This is the new interface to electronic resources, currently in beta launch. As well as access to all the resources, it includes some cross-searching facilities and personalised features (My Research). It can be accessed via: http://oxlip-plus.ouls.ox.ac.uk.
  • Inter-library loan charges have increased to £4.00 per request (£12.00 for international requests).