Leeds University Library

Symplectic upgrade 8 June, 1-5pm

Published Wednesday 1 June 2016

University Publications System will be unavailable during this time

The University Publications System (Symplectic) will be upgraded on Wednesday 8 June 2016 between 1-5pm. The system will be unavailable during this time.

New features and fixes

The upgrade will significantly improve the user interface, including:

  • A new green colour scheme to match the University of Leeds visual identity
  • A new look home page and navigation menu
  • Improved filtering options in the OA Monitor (only visible to staff with Research Manager level permissions)
  • The ability to add your ORCiD to help find your publications across the web
  • Improved merging of duplicate records.
See what the new home screen and functions will look like with the Changes to Symplectic Interface guide (PDF).


The Library webpages contain up to date information about the University and HEFCE open access policies.

More information about new features and "How to" guides are available inside the University Publication System's help section and on the Library website.

Your School/Faculty open access contact may be able to answer your open access policy questions.

For system related issues or help, contact the IT Service Desk.