Answered By: KRS Archive Last Updated: Jul 13, 2015 Views: 378
Over the summer KRS will be performing upgrades to a few of the key systems that enable electronic access to our collections. The first of these upgrades took place on Sunday, June 28th, 2015 and makes a change to the links hosted on our website. This particular change is related to facilitating remote or off-site access outside the AHS network with a system called EZproxy.
If you have saved, bookmarked, or created a desktop shortcut for resources (databases, journals, or articles) obtained from the KRS website you may need to update your links to reflect the new website addresses. Old addresses will continue to work for a limited time only and you will be prompted to update your records when visiting these sites.
Only links that contain the following prefix are affected: http://hinc.lib.ucalgary.ca/login?url=
Updated links that you will now see will contain the following new prefix: http://ahs.idm.oclc.org/login?url=
Please note that we strongly encourage you to bookmark or save a shortcut to the KRS website directly, or one of our popular subject guides, rather than an individual database or resource, as these links can change over time. We keep a list of popular resources directly on our homepage for your quick and easy access.
If you have an article link that you are having difficulty accessing as a result of this change we can recommend a few options for access:
- If you are on-site, simply removing the hinc.lib.ucalgary.ca portion of the URL will, in some cases, allow you direct access to the article if we have it electronically.
- Copy and paste the article title on our large homepage search box. If we have this article electronically it will appear in the results and you will be able to obtain the link to the full-text.
- And finally, but most importantly, you can always make a request for the article via the Request an Article page.
If you have other questions about this upgrade, or if you are experiencing problems accessing our electronic resources please contact us.