Helda break summer 2023

There will be service breaks in the University of Helsinki Open Repository Helda 23.6.-24.7.2023.
Helda breaks 23.6.-24.7.2023

Status update July 17th, 2023

The vast majority of data transfers into and out of Helda have been restarted. Data transfers from the Justus and Haris databases to Helda and data transfers to Helka will be resumed during August.

Status update July 10th, 2023

The software of Helda has been updated, and the material in Helda is available at helda.helsinki.fi. Permanent handle addresses and Haka login are also in use. Data transfers from other databases have not yet started. Esitmated starting time: by July 17, 2023.

Helda is still experiencing performance issues that can cause breaks in the service. 

Dates of the breaks

  • From 3.7.2023 onwards, the University of Helsinki Open Repository Helda will be down for about a week. During the break, none of Helda's materials can be retrieved or used.
  • From 23 June to 17 July 2023, all data transfers from other information systems to Helda will be suspended.

Effects of the breaks

  • Theses and other publications will not be transferred from the University's research information system (Tuhat) and thesis E-thesis system to Helda (helda.helsinki.fi).
  •  If you submit your thesis for review in E-thesis between 23 June and 17 July 2023, it will only be visible and open in Helda after the break.
  • Open theses and dissertations of the University of Helsinki will not be available online from 3 to 7 July 2023.
  • It is not possible to read or upload self-archived publications in the University's research portal 3.-7.7.2023.
  • Publications from the Helda Open Books collection will not be available from 3 to 7 July 2023.
  • Links to Helda resources are displayed in the Helka database, E-thesis and the research portal. However, these materials will not be openly available from 3 to 7 July 2023.

Alternative ways to access Helda data

  • Master's and bachelor's theses can be read on-site at Kaisa-talo from library kiosks.
  •  A printed version of dissertations and some theses is also available, please check availability at Helka.
  • You can also find an alternative version to many electronic research articles in Helka database.
  • The extensive CORE database contains a comprehensive range of publications from Helda. CORE offers access to Helda's open access resources, which can also be downloaded to your own device.
What are the causes of the breaks?

During breaks, Helda's software and user interface are updated. After the upgrade, the University of Helsinki Open Repository Helda, will provide better visibility and discoverability of the University's open access publications, as well as easier access to them.

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