September System updates

Western ITDS and our external vendors undergo regular, scheduled IT upgrades and maintenance to ensure platform security and continuous improvement to all of the Library digital services. Regular maintenance periods are scheduled to minimise the impact on the vital operations to all students and staff. Thank you for your understanding, while we undertake this essential system maintenance.

System notifications for this month are:

Friday 11th September: ResearchDirect Outage
Between 1am - 6am on Friday 11th September, the ResearchDirect platform will undergo system updates. There will be disruptions to accessing the platform during this timeframe and as a result staff and researchers will not be able to submit publications into the Library's ResearchDirect repository system.

Monday 14th September: Library Website
The Library website will be upgraded on Monday 14th September. We do not expect any interruptions to the website. However, if you experience any issues on the day, please do not hesitate to contact Online Librarian with your query.

Tuesday 15th September: Redbox
The Redbox Research Repository is currently offline for maintenance. We do not expect the outage to last until 5pm of 15th September. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Friday 25th September: Lexis Advance
ITDS will perform maintenance and will affect our connection to Lexis Advance between 5pm - 6pm on Friday 25th September.