Thursday, July 21, 2016

Ebooks from ProQuest EBL unavailable Saturday afternoon

FYI, the ProQuest company has let libraries and other customers know that their EBL ebooks will not be available this Saturday from 1-4 pm EST.

So, on Saturday afternoon, if you notice you're not able to get into ebooks in the EBL database, or ebooks from the library catalog that say "EBL," this is why.

Apologies for any inconvenience!

Here is the full message:

"To maintain the currency and security of ProQuest ebook platforms, the ProQuest EBL and Ebook Central platforms will be unavailable for approximately three hours beginningSaturday, July 23, 2016 due to scheduled maintenance. 

The EBL and Ebook Central patron interfaces and librarian LibCentral will not be available at these times around the world:
  • Los Angeles (PDT): Saturday July 23, 2016 from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm 
  • New York (EDT: Saturday July 23, 2016 from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm 
  • London (BST): Saturday July 23, 2016 from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm 
  • UTC: Saturday, July 23 5:00 pm - 8:00 am 
  • Germany: Saturday July 23 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm 
  • Australia (AEDT): Sunday July 24 4:00 am - 7:00 am 
*the downtime will NOT affect the ebrary platform*
You are receiving this message as the administrative contact email address for your organization. If you feel you received this email in error, please contact to update the administration contact. Lastly, please forward this message to members of your organization that also need to be made aware of, or may be impacted by, the maintenance downtime.

Thank you for being a ProQuest customer"