Browser compatibility and accessibility of PubMan

Please keep in mind always to use a browser version which is up-to-date. It’s release date should never date back more than 5 years (at least). Besides security aspects a current browser provides the ease of use modern web interfaces provide.

Due to the implementation of the underlying system older browsers may not support the browser back button properly (IE6) and Java Script is mandatory to run PubMan.

For browser compatibility and accessibility of user interfaces built by the user interface engineering team, please visit:

  • CoLab Page on Browser compatibility and accessibility of the PubMan user interface
  • CoLab page on GUI accessibility

PubMan Training in Goettingen – 18th of august 2009

Andrea Seesko held another PubMan Training, this time in Goettingen, MPI for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity. Rike and me joined the training, to provide support for the more technical oriented questions.

Presenting and training on the new released PubMan Version 5.0. was an overall experience, and yes…we detected some (minor) bugs;-).
PubMan Training in Goettingen – 18th of august 2009 weiterlesen

Server Downtime 13.08.

Due to an update of the eSciDoc coreservice on Thursday, August 13th 2009, we have to shut down the PubMan server propably for the whole day (starting at 09:00 in the morning).

The new software will not bring any changes for the usage of PubMan, only some technics in the background will be changed.

We apologize for any inconveniences!

Further information about the SAN storage problems at the end of July

On Tuesday, 21st of July 2009 around 12 o’clock an error in the so called „Fabric“ at the hosting-site of our hosting-partner GWDG happend. The „Fabric“ is the part of the SAN (Storage Area Network) that connect the SAN with the actual servers. When we decided for the hardware to be aquired for the production environment of PubMan we deliberately chose the SAN for storage because a SAN is one of the most secure ways to store data, because it’s eliminating most single points of failure.
Further information about the SAN storage problems at the end of July weiterlesen

PubMan unfortunaltely down again

Due to server problems (SAN storage) at our hosting partner, we had to decide again on a downtime for PubMan. is not reachable since 11:00 a.m. We are aware of the critical situation especially for the colleagues, who depend on the data for the website. We are currently trying to reach someone responsible at our hosting partner for trouble shooting, but it seems we will have to wait for Monday.

We are really sorry, we do our best to find a solution. You’ll get informed as soon as the problems are fixed.