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Journals @ PLU not working for some EBSCO and ScienceDirect databases

2:30pm, November 12, 2019

WHAT: Journals @ PLU not working for some EBSCO and ScienceDirect databases

WHEN: 11/12/2019


Current Status: Open

Description: Links to some EBSCO and ScienceDirect journal titles in Journals @ PLU are going to the portal pages for these databases instead of to the journals they should be linking to.

Service(s) Impacted: Library

Workarounds: Look up the journals in the main library catalog, or use the EBSCO or ScienceDirect links on the library home page.


Root Cause / Continuous Improvement: To be determined.



Check https://www.plu.edu/status/ for periodic updates.



Safari/O'Reilly Online Learning Partial Outage

11:56am, October 28, 2019

WHAT: Safari/O'Reilly Online Learning Partial Outage

WHEN: 10/28/2019 Duration: unknown


Current Status: Open

Description: Safari e-books/O'Reilly Online Learning is experiencing a partial outage due to the wildfires in California. They are working to keep services and content available.

Service(s) Impacted: Library


Estimated Time to Resolution or Next Update: unknown



Check https://www.plu.edu/status/ for periodic updates.

ProQuest Ebook Central maintenance outage

12:00am, October 14, 2019

WHAT: ProQuest Ebook Central maintenance outage

WHEN: 10/19/2019, 9:00 am-12:00 pm


Current Status: Open

Description: The ProQuest Ebook Central platform will be down for maintenance during this time and ebooks on this platform will not be accessible. Books already downloaded will not be affected. Please plan your research accordingly.

Service(s) Impacted: Library


Check https://www.plu.edu/status/ for periodic updates.



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