[Web4lib] IE 9 and Firefox 4

Campbell, James (jmc) jmc at virginia.edu
Wed May 11 13:35:19 EDT 2011


We've seen problems with EbscoHost and Firefox 4 - clicking on some links (most links) just doesn't work. When I reported this to EbscoHost, I was told that it will be fixed in their next software update in July.

      - Jim Campbell

      Digital Access Librarian | Librarian for German
      University of Virginia Library | Charlottesville, VA 22904-4112

      513 Alderman | campbell at virginia.edu | 434-924-4985

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From: web4lib-bounces at webjunction.org [mailto:web4lib-bounces at webjunction.org] On Behalf Of Popp, Mary Pagliero
Sent: Wednesday, May 11, 2011 10:48 AM
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Subject: [Web4lib] IE 9 and Firefox 4

Hi!  We are getting ready to change the browsers on staff (and eventually public) workstations in our Libraries to Internet Explorer 9 and Firefox 4.   Has anyone else done this?

We did discover that the Thomson Reuters ISI databases (e.g., Web of Science) do not work well with IE9.  In IE9, the user cannot see the search results.  But, if the user clicks on the compatibility mode icon in the address bar area to go to an older browser version, the results will display.

We are continuing to test databases.  Has anyone found any other research databases that don't work with either of these browsers?


Mary Pagliero Popp, Research & Discovery Services Librarian
Digital User Experience Department
Indiana University Libraries, Wells Library W501
1320 E. 10th Street
Bloomington, IN  47405
812-855-8170    FAX: 812-856-2062   popp at indiana.edu

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