ScienceDirect To Cease Support of IE 8 on January 1st

We mentioned this a while back, but having a little itty-bitty reminder never hurts. Especially this time of year when many folks want to enjoy the holiday season and don’t want any "messy details” getting in the way. And in this case, with so many patrons using ScienceDirect and IE8, those details are pretty major.

Starting January 1st 2016 ScienceDirect will cease to support Internet Explorer 8. Here’s a statement from ScienceDirect:

Why are we ceasing support of IE8?

We are following Microsoft’s directive to focus our support on newer, officially-supported IE browser versions. Microsoft announced in 2014 that, as of January 2016, it would only support the most recent IE browser version with technical support and security updates. We strongly encourage our customers to follow Microsoft’s directive as well by updating to more recent versions of IE. Additionally, users can move to the latest versions of the Chrome or Firefox browsers for an optimal ScienceDirect experience.

By removing IE8 from our support list, we will be able to provide the following future enhancements:

  • Remove current IE8 security issues
  • Enhance existing security measures across all browsers
  • Add support for new browser technologies
  • Add responsive design to aid use of ScienceDirect across devices
  • Improve accessibility to better enable access to people with diverse abilities

If you have any questions or concerns, please visit the ScienceDirect Blog for more details or contact us: – US & Canada - Europe – Asia, Australia & New Zealand – Mexico, Central & South America








The Welch Library Communications Team

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