Pure news and future developments

Upgrade scheduled on 22nd Jan (Pure/EBR interruption) 

IT Services will install version 5.10.3-1 of the Pure system on Monday 22nd of January, and both Pure and Explore Bristol Research will be interrupted that day (see Scheduled Maintenance). Note this is still subject to further testing results. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this process may be causing and stay tuned as we intend to communicate our final decision as soon as we can next week. Remember to join us on Twitte @BristolUniPure to get the latest updates.

20th Dec '17: 2017 wrap-up

Dear colleagues,
It is Christmas time again and we would like to update you on the following matters before welcoming 2018.

IT Performance work
As per the item published in September, we have been working closely with IT Services and investigated the performance benefits of moving Pure from a virtual to a physical environment. The recommendation at this time is to remain on the new improved virtualised environment whilst developing a series of agreed actions to improve and measure performance and respond should the mock REF experience performance or stability issues.

We are glad to inform we have planned to upgrade Pure from version 5.9 to 5.10 next 15th January at 9 am. Further announcements will follow as the upgrade is subject to testing results. The biggest change introduced by the upgrade is the unification of the research outputs (publications) model. While this will initially be transparent to end users, it allows for further development the publications area in the future.

Over 2017 new integrations have been developed: we import now datasets from the University's Research Data repository; and we also push research outputs metadata to the MyReview staff review system, to easily include publications within annual reviews (under the ‘Tacking Stock’ tab on the annual review form – academic staff only).

New introductory sessions on Pure now available (visit the support page to find out more).

We would like to wish you a lovely and refreshing Christmas break, and we look forward to working with you on the New Year. 

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