Access Problems with Ebook Central (formerly ebrary) Fixed

17 06 2017

The problems we were seeing with access to ebooks on the new Ebook Central platform should now be gone. Since ProQuest moved CUNY’s ebook collections from the ebrary platform to Ebook Central last Wednesday, we were unable to connect to the full text from off campus. After much back and forth with ProQuest’s tech support staff and after my endless fiddling with the settings file in our EZproxy server that enables off campus access, we were able to get things working again.

If there are any ebook access problems you encounter, please report them to Mike Waldman or me.





ebrary: no remote access

8 06 2017

ebrary moved to a new platform EBook Central so it will look different this morning. We are experiencing issues however with remote access. We are working with the vendor to resolve them as quickly as possible.





Ebrary Titles Not Findable in OneSearch

6 12 2016

The CUNY Office of Library Services is looking into why ebrary titles are not showing up in OneSearch. The ebooks that we get from ebrary are still findable and accessible in the library catalog though (use the “Books” search on the library home page).





Ebrary Is Back

17 11 2016

The problems with ebrary seem to be gone.





Ebrary Is Temporarily Unavailable [UPDATED]

17 11 2016

I confirmed with ProQuest that the problems with ebrary are global and not local. They didn’t have an estimate as to when we’ll be able to get back in. Knowing my luck, the problem will probably get fixed as soon as I hit the Publish button on this blog post.

UPDATE 17 Nov. 2016 3:55 pm. The database seems to be working again.





New Platform for ebrary Coming Soon

1 02 2016

This is just a heads up that later this year, ProQuest will migrate ebrary over to its new Ebook Central platform. Once the migration takes places, we’ll do the usual things on the database page when a resource gets renamed:

  • Keep the original database listing for a limited time with a note mentioning the new name (“ebrary is now called Ebook Central”)
  • Eventually rename the original listing and move it as needed to a different tab on the Databases page (a pointer at the old resource name may remain for a while that will link to the tab where the newly renamed link can be found)

It looks like all existing ebrary URLs we have in the catalog (and that we may have added to research guides or e-reserves) will automatically redirect to the new platform once that platform is live.

More details here from ProQuest.





Interface Changes on August 17 for ProQuest and ebrary

11 08 2015

Actual details (let alone screenshots or live previews) are not available at the moment about the changes coming to the ProQuest and ebrary interfaces. What little information there is right now can be found on this ProQuest page.





Scheduled Downtime on August 8-9 for ProQuest, ebrary, and RefWorks

5 08 2015

From 10 pm on Saturday, August 8, until 6 am on Sunday, August 9, the following will be unavailable due to maintenance scheduled by the vendor:

  • All ProQuest databases
  • RefWorks
  • ebrary
  • Books in Print




Planned Downtime for ProQuest Databases on 28 February

26 02 2015

Beginning at 10 pm Eastern time on Saturday, February 28, and continuing for up to five hours, ProQuest databases and services will be down for planned site maintenance. This affects:

  • ABI/INFORM Global
  • Alt-PressWatch
  • American Periodicals
  • Books in Print
  • ebrary
  • Ethnic NewsWatch
  • Gannett Newsstand
  • GenderWatch
  • New York Times (1851-2010)
  • PAIS International
  • RefWorks
  • Wall Street Journal (1889-1997)

It may also affect the display of book jacket art in the catalog and OneSearch, as ProQuest also owns the Syndetics service that provides that art.





All ProQuest Databases Down on February 15

12 02 2014

On Saturday, February 15, beginning at 10 pm and continuing for up to eight hours, all ProQuest databases will be offline for scheduled maintenance. Affected databases and services include:

  • ABI/INFORM Global
  • Alt-PressWatch
  • American Periodicals
  • EthnicNewsWatch
  • Gannett Newsstand
  • GenderWatch
  • New York Times (1851-2010)
  • PAIS International
  • ProQuest Digital Microfilm
  • RefWorks
  • Wall Street Journal (1889-1996)

This will not affect ebrary (it will be available during the maintenance work).

More details from ProQuest.








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