A message from Elsevier:
“The next release for ScienceDirect and Scopus is scheduled for Saturday, December 1…[D]uring this scheduled maintenance there may be minor disruptions to some ScienceDirect and Scopus functionality.
…In addition, we are excited to extend our full internet browser coverage to include Google Chrome and Safari…Firefox, IE 7, 8 and 9 are fully covered. Now users of these browsers can enjoy the full functionality of ScienceDirect and Scopus including Safari users on the iPad.”
A planned upgrade to SciVerse Scopus and ScienceDirect is planned from 12:30PM GMT Saturday, March 17th to 1:30 AM Sunday, March 18th 2012. Temporary service disruptions may occur while accessing these databases. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Elsevier’s 2collab social networking service is being discontinued from Thursday 15 April 2011. Further details are available from http://bit.ly/g9fSVS where there are also instructions on how to export bookmarks from 2collab so that they can be used elsewhere.
Susan McCourt, firstname.lastname@example.org, x3287
Been into the Scopus database and ended up thinking you were in Web of Science? With little fanfare, or much advance notice, Elsevier’s Sciverse interface for the Scopus and ScienceDirect databases was upgraded on Sunday 26 February resulting in a number of changes to the interface – lots more detail available at http://www.info.sciverse.com/scopus/releases, or just access Scopus at www.scopus.com and try out a search!
Improvements have been made to the results display e.g. no need to Add a category to find out about document types as this is now a default option. And if you are interested in trying out the beta version of the SciVerse Hub facility you’ll find that there have been a number of improvements there too with de-duplication of results and new icons to identify document types.
So, there’s a changed look to some of the screens with intuitive and easier to use options. Library workshops on the SciVerse database interface will be available soon but in the meantime try them out and if you have any queries just get in touch!
Susan McCourt, email@example.com