From Monday 31st July 3pm – Thursday 3rd August 9am, there will be some disruption to ReadingLists@UCL.
Aleph, the Library Management System behind UCL’s Explore catalogue, is having its server moved as part of the ongoing ISD datacentre migration. This will mean a necessary outage of the library catalogue.
This affects online reading lists in two ways:
- For students: existing readings won’t have their live ‘Availability’ on display: you won’t be able to see whether the texts are on the shelf or out on loan. The shelfmark, however will remain on display (see screenshot below).
- For UCL staff: you won’t be able to bookmark new readings from Explore.
Bookmarking from e-resources such as e-journal articles and e-books are unaffected. You can also bookmark from COPAC, though its information is not live; bookmarking from COPAC has an extra step. And of course do get in touch with the ReadingLists@UCL team if you need any help.
Read more information on the Aleph server move and how it affects all UCL Library services.