MetaLib/SFX upgrade on 23/Dec/2008

We’ll be applying a minor upgrade to MetaLib first thing on Tuesday 23rd December. The upgrade to MetaLib 4.2.2 (SP 403) doesn’t add any new functionality, but fixes a minor bug introduced by the previous service pack.

The upgrade work will be carried first thing on Tuesday morning and, if everything goes smoothly, will be completed by 8:30am. Whilst the upgrade is taking place, MetaLib will be unavailable.

Following on from that, we’ll be running a routine update of SFX. Although this takes longer to complete, SFX should be available throughout the update process.

As always, if you have any questions, please email

problem with the University’s web proxy servers

Ongoing problems with the web proxy servers are affecting access to all of the resources within MetaLib that use EZproxy. In particular, this will affect off-campus users. Typically the error message will be “Connection refused … please try again later”. Computing Services have been informed and are working to resolve the problem.