Computer frustration by Sybren StuvelDo you have Lexis alerts, scheduled searches or updates? If so, you need to cancel them before 31 July or you may end up keeping them for ever.

Your Lexis alerts (aka scheduled searches and updates) are associated with your Athens ID which will be withdrawn on 31 July. Unfortunately whilst your alerts may continue after 31 July you may not be able to change or cancel them. You are therefore strongly advised to cancel them before 31 July.

What about Lexis favourites? If you have saved particular sources or publications as favourites on Lexis unfortuntely these will not appear in your favourites or sources list after 31 July. There is no need to cancel these as they will simply disappear once you no longer use Athens to log in. You will be able to set up new favourites later in the summer.

I’m not sure whether I get Lexis alerts or not? Do you get regular e-mails from Lexis with the subject heading “LexisNexis(R) Butterworths alert” or” Lexis Nexis Butterworths Update”? If so, you have Lexis alerts.

Cancelling Lexis AlertsHow do I cancel them?

  1. Log in to Lexis in the normal way and click “My research”.
  2. You will see two tabs “Updates” and “Scheduled Searches”. Choose “Scheduled searches”.
  3. Put a tick in the box next to each search.
  4. Choose “Delete selected items” at the top of the page.
  5. Once you’ve done that click “Updates”. Again put a tick in the box next to each update and choose “Delete selected items”. The job is now done.

Can I set up new alerts? Yes you will be able to set up new alerts on Lexis later in the year once Lexis has finished work on the new logging in process. However, there may be a period in July and August when it is not possible to set up alerts. Please rest assured that you will be able to use Lexis during this period. We will let you know as soon as it is possible to set up alerts again.

What about my Lexis favourites? – If you have saved favourite sources or publications on Lexis unfortunately these will not appear as favourites after 31st July. You will be able to set up new favourite sources once Lexis has finished work on the new logging in process later this summer. Watch this space for more news!

Want to know more about the withdrawal of Athens. Please see “All Change Please

Credits: Picture of a frustrated computer user “threesixtyfive | day 244” by Sybren Stüvel (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sybrenstuvel/2468506922/)