RSC Publishing platform launch and migration

The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) would like to announce our migration plans for the new RSC Publishing platform and how this will affect our customers.

After successfully launching the RSC Publishing ‘beta’ platform, which gave students, researchers, scientists, librarians and information specialists access to the platform in test stage, we have been continually developing the platform for release.  Thank you to those of you that have fed back during this process, your input has been very valuable to us and we will continue to keep our Librarian Testers involved in future developments.

Launch of the new RSC Publishing platform


  • July 27th 2010* – RSC Publishing platform will be launched
  • All dynamic links to content will be set to resolve to the new platform
  • The RSC Publishing platform and the old website will run in parallel alongside each other to give our customers time to highlight any broken links and amend as necessary – please read the legacy URL column and short cut URL column notes
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  • Where possible, website redirects will be put in place to reduce errors for customers
  • We will remove access to content via the old website once there are minimal redirects measured. We anticipate this to be in several months
  • Our COUNTER statistics customers will access statistics through the Librarians’ Portal once we close off access to the old site
  • All our customers to set up an individual Librarians’ Portal account on new platform before old website access closed
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*Please note that timescales are approximate and may be subject to change

Customer Support

  • Training – we will be organising webcasts throughout July to October
  • Communications – we will continue to keep our customers up-to-date with migration, training and planned maintenance through the Librarians’ Portal news and to registered email addresses

Technical Support

  • Migration guidelines – we are currently producing migration guidelines to help our customers to transition over to the new RSC Publishing platform, these will be available shortly
  • We will be using Xlink to redirect all our links – please ensure you check any direct URLs do not have the format… as these will become broken and will need to be changed
  • For a full list or URLs (please read the legacy URL column and short cut URL column notes)
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More detailed information will be provided including the migration guidelines shortly.

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