Monthly Archives: July 2008

ScienceDirect offline this weekend

From 05:30 EDT on Saturday August 2, to 01:30 EDT on Sunday August 3 (09:30 UTC to August 3, 05:30 UTC), ScienceDirect and Scopus will be unavailable due to an upgrade of the administrative system that will improve the access and entitlements process to both platforms.

As a consequence, Email alerts and RSS feeds for ScienceDirect and Scopus will not be sent from 11:30 EDT on August 1 (15:30 UTC) until the downtime has finished. Email alerts and RSS feeds can still be created until 05:30 EDT on August 2 (09:30 UTC), but they will not be sent until after the upgrade is completed.

We apologize for any inconvenience this downtime may cause,                                     The ScienceDirect & Scopus Team

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EBSCO databases have new interface

EBSCOhost 2.0 is live and [EBSCO has] introduced the following new features to the site.

  • A new simpler basic searching screen
  • The ability to preview an article or image by mouseover
  • New result list
  • New detail display
  • New search history capability
  • Enhanced personalization features
  • New organization of limiters and expanders
  • New search modes including SmartText
  • URLs that can be bookmarked

Visit EBSCOhost 2.0 Support website ( for more information regarding new features, user guides, and training schedules.

EBSCOhost – new version “July 2008”

Note: one can preview the new interface now, by choosing the “New Features” option (upper right hand corner of screen); as to the switchover, only info. I can find simply indicates “July 2008″ and …”in just a few days”    (JS – OLIS)

Dear EBSCO Customer,

In just a few days, the long-awaited EBSCOhost 2.0 interface will be fully implemented. Its brand new look and feel, based on extensive user testing and feedback, will provide you with the most powerful, clean and intuitive interface available. This is the first redesign of the EBSCOhost interface since 2002, and its functionality incorporates the latest technological advances.

We have created a wide range of tools and information to streamline your transition to the new design:

We hope that you and your users enjoy the clean new design of EBSCOhost 2.0, and welcome your feedback.

Visit EBSCO’s Support Site ( to learn about new features, search among thousands of FAQs, download Flash tutorials, Help Sheets or User Guides, or communicate with Technical Support at any time, using the EBSCO Support Form (


Marcie Brown
Technical Communications Manager
EBSCO Publishing
10 Estes Street
Ipswich, MA 01938

ScienceDirect title/holdings list updated in 360Link

The title list (with holdings) for SUNYConnect’s ScienceDirect has been updated with Serials Solutions.  The update is using information from Elsevier as of June 20, 2008 and includes 2094 titles.

“SUNY Science Direct Titles” can be used by SUNYConnect libraries to optimize linking via the 360Link system.



Sandbox will be unavailable today (July 3, 2008) from 4:00pm-5:00pm for maintenance.  Your understanding is appreciated.


Maureen Zajkowski
SUNYConnect Program Manager
Office of Library and Information Services
State University Plaza
Albany, New York  12246
voice:  518-443-5577
fax:  518-443-5358