Long time gone

May 14, 2011

Hi All,

Sorry its been such a while since my last post. Such a lot has been happening. I’ve been away on holiday and attended a couple of conferences.

But I’m back and have been working on planning for our move to the new build and also for the library help that we’ll be giving to all the new distance learning students in the new academic term.

I’ve had a couple of people report problems with using ejournals this morning. So if you are having problems – you are not alone. If you have urgent work you are doing, there is usually a work around and I am in the office till 5pm today if you need to contact me.

I’ll let you know when normal service resumes.


Library Search

January 27, 2011

The University Library Service will be releasing ‘LibrarySearch’ in Summer 2011. This new service will provide an improved interface for the Voyager library catalogue and other library managed information resources.
A Beta version will be released to the University during the spring semester, to gather feedback from staff and students, with a view to launching LibrarySearch in time for the start of the 2011-12 session.
In order to implement LibrarySearch, work is required on the Voyager library catalogue journal records to ensure they are presented correctly in LibrarySearch. Currently the print and electronic versions of a journal are shown together on a single Voyager library catalogue record. These joint records will need to be split into two separate records, one for the print version and another for the electronic version. This means that you will see two separate search results for each journal which is available in both electronic and print format. The electronic version will be indicated by the statement [Electronic Resource] after the title. This is already the case for eBooks. Once available, LibrarySearch will automatically join together the electronic and print versions of books and journals in the search results.
The work on splitting the journal records will start on 31 January and we anticipate that it will take a minimum of three days. During this time some electronic journals may not be available via Voyager but will still be accessible as normal via the eLibrary (available via the Library menu in Cardiff Portal). Direct links to journals from bibliographic databases and Google Scholar will also continue to work and all other aspects of Voyager will remain available.
If you have any queries or feedback about this work, please get in touch with me.

E-journals Available

April 22, 2010

http://ejournals.cf.ac.uk is currently unavailable. We are working on the fault and will get the service back up ASAP.

This fault is now fixed Ejournals page is now available.

Ingenta Connect Journals

January 28, 2010

There us currently a problem accessing Ingenta Connect journals via SFX (ejournals portal) which is being investigated. In the meantime anyone trying to view Ingenta Connect journals via SFX will (shortly) see the following message in the SFX pop up window:


We are currently experiencing problems accessing Ingenta Connect Journals via this Ejournal portal. You may wish to go to the Ingenta Home page and find your journal there.

Internet Disruption Saturday 12th December

December 10, 2009

Essential maintenance will be carried out on the Site Access Router Saturday 12th December between 8am and 12pm. During this period all internet services will be affected, you may be unable to do the following:

  • Send email to outside the University
  • Receive email from outside the University (Note that mail would be queued)
  • Access e-resources on and off-campus
  • Access the University website


October 30, 2009

Since yesterday there has been a problem with Metalib. This was thought to have been resolved yesterday afternoon, but unfortunately the problem persists. Please access e-resources via the Information Resources tab within the MWE for the time being. Apologies for the inconvenience.

We want your comments!

October 29, 2009

We are producing some publicity to advertise our ebooks and ejournals and we’re looking for some positive comments from students. If you have any good feedback for us please could you post a comment here or email dls@cf.ac.uk.

Many Thanks, Lucy.