April System Updates

Western ITDS and our external vendors undergo regular, scheduled IT upgrades and maintenance to ensure platform security and continuous improvement to all 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:

Thursday, 15th April: website maintenance
The library website hosting will undergo maintenance from 10pm, Thursday 15th April to 2am, Friday 16th April. The Library website and Library Study Smart website will remain online and available during this time, however there may be short, minor impacts as key servers are rebooted.

Thursday, 15th April: ResearchDirect Outage
Between 1am - 6am on Thursday 15th April, 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.

Tuesday 08:30am, 4 May 2021 – Upgrade to Whitlam Prime Ministerial Collection digital records.

The Whitlam Prime Ministerial Collection digital records will undergo a scheduled maintenance upgrade on the morning of Tuesday, 4th May. During the 30 minute maintenance window, there will be a minor outage experienced by users while the upgrade completes.