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Changes and Actions for Open Athens Users

On Friday 31st July 2020 at 8am your Library & Learning Resources team will be performing scheduled maintenance to OpenAthens. This may result in a minor disruption in access to some eResources for no longer than a couple of minutes. Prior to the scheduled maintenance there may be some actions for you to take.

What does the scheduled maintenance involve?

OpenAthens is one of the methods used to connect you to some of our eResources. In collaboration with our colleagues in the IT Department the scheduled maintenance will involve a changing the way we connect with OpenAthens to make it more reliable and to bring it in line with other University systems.

What are the implications for me?

A consequence of changing the way we connect with OpenAthens is that for some eResources there will be a loss of personalised data, for example ebooks saved to bookshelves, annotated maps, saved documents, favourite lists or saved searches. 

What actions I should take?

If you are a regular user of any of the eResources listed on this site please take a look at our advised actions for each eResource in order to preserve your personalised data. These actions must be taken before Friday 31st July 2020.

If you require help or have any questions please email the Library Systems and Resource Administration team.