Service Alerts and News

NC LIVE proxies- Downtime - June 25th, 7:00-7:30am

On Tuesday, June 25th, from 7:00 - 7:30am, NC LIVE will update our EZproxy instances to version 7.3. This may result in intermittent downtime for about 15 minutes for all EZproxy servers. The following systems will be affected:

  • EZproxy access for libraries using NC LIVE Hosted Proxy, barcode pattern matching and NC LIVE password 
  • NC LIVE links accessed remotely 

We will send out an email when the updates are complete.

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Ebook Central Removals - June 2024

Twice a year, Ebook Central removes ebooks from their collection that they no longer have permission to carry. They perform these removals at the end of June and December. For added context, Ebook Central also adds content every year-- in 2023 they added 11,780 titles to Academic Complete.

Please contact the NC LIVE Help Desk for a list of 1,074 ebooks that will be removed from Academic Complete in June 2024.

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Direct Links to Tests in LearningExpress Library / PrepSTEP

It's now possible to link directly to record-level items in LearningExpress Library and PrepSTEP, such as individual tests, tutorials, flashcards, and practice tests.  These direct links may be helpful in promoting individual test prep resources available in LearningExpress / PrepSTEP.

Here's more information about how to get the direct links, and additional discovery functionality available for LearningExpress/ PrepSTEP:

Direct Links to Tests

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Service Alert: hoopla

5/3 update- service has been restored. 

We have received a notification that hoopla is down. Users may see an error page when trying to access the resource. We are in contact with the vendor and will send out an update when the issue is resolved.

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Films on Demand Discontinued Titles Notification - June 30, 2024

Twice a year, Infobase removes titles that have been discontinued from Films On Demand subscription collection(s). Titles are discontinued because producers have lost rights to distribute a title or find the material to be out of date. The list shows the titles that will be removed from NC LIVE's Films on Demand collection on or about June 30, 2024 .

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