Migration of edShare repository

Work will commence to migrate GCU’s edShare open educational resource repository from an on-site server to a cloud hosted solution on Monday 23rd January 2023. This will provide improved system performance, greater scalability and streamlined upgrades. After the migration, no existing edShare functionality will be lost. We have scheduled the migration work to take place during the Trimester A 2022/23 Inter Trimester Break to minimise service user impact. We will endeavour to ensure any system downtime is kept to a minimum and apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused.

The migration will begin on Monday 23rd January and is expected to take up to three days. During this time resources hosted in edShare may be unavailable, including those embedded in GCULearn and the GCU website, and you will not be able to log in to edShare. Full access to the system and resources is expected to be restored by Thursday 26th January at the latest. The library team will then undertake an exhaustive testing programme with the aim of resolving any migration issues by Monday 30th January.

If you have any queries regarding the migration please email edshare@gcu.ac.uk.

Technical issue [Westlaw]

The library is aware of intermittent issues with the online database Westlaw currently, this is due to problems with the website at the publishers end. Westlaw error message displaying an error that says "your profile contains no valid registration keys. Contact your administrator for assistance or sign in to OnePass to manage your profile.If any users are trying to access the Westlaw database and see an error message that states, “Your profile contains no valid registration keys”, please contact the library team at ertenq@gcu.ac.uk immediately. We will then investigate this issue on your behalf.

Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

New trial resource – SciVal

The library is currently running a trial to SciVal, available to all users.

SciVal: New database for researchers – Library News

SciVal enables you to visualize research performance, benchmark your research relative to peers, develop collaborative partnerships and analyse research trends. You can find out more about the SciVal tool on their website.

The trial is running until 18 December 2022. You can find the SciVal by searching the Library’s Database A-Z or by clicking here.

We encourage users to send us feedback on this trial directly via our Twitter or by email at ertenq@gcu.ac.uk