SpringerLink migration to new platform

SpringerLink have just announced that they will be moving to a new platform on November 16th.  This should not affect access to content but if you have previously set up an individual account I am afraid that you will lose it.

If you currently have an individual account please carry on reading the following letter from Springer:

Migration Announcement for all SpringerLink users

Dear Colleague,

We are pleased to inform you that SpringerLink is moving to a new and much improved platform.The new SpringerLink is faster, easier to use and optimized for most mobile devices.

Access via your institution’s license will be migrated to the new site shortly. In order to prepare you for this migration we would like to share some information with you.

Redirection and Linking:

Springer will redirect all users to the new SpringerLink upon migration. Meaning that if you try to access any Springer content within your institution you will be redirected to link.springer.com. So whether you find a Springer article on Google, via our catalogue or even using an old Springerlink direct url, you will be redirected to the article on link.springer.com.

My SpringerLink:

Individual accounts from the old SpringerLink will unfortunately not be migrated.

You will need to go to link.springer.com and set up a new profile/account. Make sure to do this while within the institution’s IP range as you will then be automatically associated to the institution’s access rights. Meaning that remote access to link.springer.com is set up immediately.

Training:

Webinar training sessions are available throughout the coming months. During these sessions you will be informed about features and functionalities of link.springer.com. There will also be plenty of time to ask questions.

We invite you to register for one of these training sessions via the Springer training page.

In case you have any questions please feel free to contact Springer’s Online Service Desk via:

onlineservice@springer.com

An extensive FAQ and future training dates can be found here.

Please let me know if you have any further questions with regards to the new platform or the migration.

Kind regards,

Angela Timmerman
Director Academic/Government Marketing & Account Development, EMEA
Springer
angela.timmerman@springer.com

Posted on November 8, 2012, in Library, News, Support and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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