Civic Holiday: Planned outage of Scholars Portal services CANCELLED

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Update:  All Scholars Portal services will be available as usual on Monday August 5.  The planned maintenance has been deferred to a later date. 

Original message:  From 5 AM Monday, August 5 through Tuesday 5 AM, GetIt linking, RefWorks, RACER, Journals and e-books from Scholars Portal will be unavailable due to planned building maintenance on the University of Toronto campus.  The following is the complete list of affected services:

  • GetIt
  • RefWorks
  • WizFolio
  • RACER (interlibrary loans)
  • Journals @ Scholars Portal
  • Books @ Scholars Portal
  • ODESI
  • Geoportal
  • Dataverse

As well, no new content will be loaded to Scholars Portal Journal from July 19 through August 18, in order to prepare for a new version of the platform.  The most recent articles will continue to be available directly from the publishers via GetIt.

The new Journals platform will have new searching and browsing features, be fully accessible, and usable on tablets and phones.  Look for a beta version in mid-August.

Please send any questions about these service interruptions to library@mcmaster.ca.  We apologize for the inconvenience.