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ERIC Number: EJ824912
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1041-7915
Access when and where They Want It: Using EZproxy to Serve Our Remote Users
Lawrence, Peg
Computers in Libraries, v29 n1 p6, 41-43 Jan 2009
In these days of distance learners, virtual libraries, and electronic information, no library can be without some way of providing remote access to affiliated users, whether they are distance students, online students, or local students and faculty members working from home. Libraries subscribe to any number of electronic resources and journals, which are by and large limited by license agreement to use on campus or to campus-affiliated users. Campus users are generally served by registering the campus network addresses with the vendors who, in turn, allow access from any computer with a valid address within the registered IP range. However, for off-campus users, a question emerged on how to provide access to a legitimate user who could be coming from anywhere in the world. Libraries, with the assistance of their campus information technology services (ITS) departments, have used a variety of ways to identify or authenticate affiliated users and to provide them with off-campus access to electronic resources. In this article, the author talks about EZproxy, a URL rewriting proxy server which offers a simple means to provide off-campus access to licensed electronic resources. (Contains 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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