System maintenance

System maintenance

Three new releases of Pure are issued by our software provider every year, the Pure team test and review each upgrade before rolling out a new version. When a new version is due to be rolled out you will be notified when you log into Pure and on this web page. Our next upgrade is due on 7 June 2022

What can I expect during the upgrade?

Upgrades normally take a few hours but may take a full day. Updates to existing data and the introduction of new features mean that you will not be able to log into Pure during an upgrade.

What will happen to publication lists on staff pages?

Publication lists generated from Pure and displayed on staff pages and university web pages will not be available during the upgrade. These pages are generated dynamically and rely on system availability to display publication lists.

Publication lists can be accessed from the public research portal https://abdn.pure.elsevier.com/en/  The research portal does not rely on the same dynamic connection as staff pages and stores data even when the system is unavailable.

Can I still notify paperaccepted@abdn.ac.uk of new publications?

Yes, the email service will still be available, although the library team will not be able to add your publications to pure until after the upgrade has finished.

What can I expect after an upgrade?

During a minor upgrade most users will not experience any changes as many of the updates happen in the background and are more noticeable to users with administrative roles.

During major upgrades users may see the introduction of new features or changes to some of the layouts within the system. The previous upgrade of Pure introduced a new layout to the personal overview screens.

Who can I contact for more information?

For more information please email n.strong@abdn.ac.uk

What other system maintenance is ongoing?

Following the introduction of RAMS (Worktribe), application and awards data are now synchronised into Pure from Worktribe. You can view your application and award information in Worktribe https://uoa.worktribe.com/ and in Pure. You can use Pure to link publications, activities and Impacts to grants and other funding. If you spot any errors in the award information displayed in Pure please email n.strong@abdn.ac.uk