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Re: Seeking suggestions : Accessing online journals (Fatme Charafeddine) Birdie MacLennan MacLennan 21 Jun 2002 16:46 UTC

 Date: Wed, 19 Jun 2002 12:50:39 -0700
 From: "Fatme Charafeddine" <>
 Subject: Re: Seeking suggestions : Accessing online journals (Doreen

We are struggling through this as well. We already use a proxy server.
Because of the big change in price between a site wide and Class C IP
access, we did not subscribe  for the e-access.

 We are looking for a way to pay by limiting the number of users rather than
IP addresses. As you suggested to the publisher this could be through limiting
the User name/password or sim users or any other way that would limit the
access to a specific number of users.  In our case we wouldn't need more that
50, why pay the campus wide fee with a the whole university FTE.

Maybe we should contact the publisher as a group of institutions and ask for
a review od their policy.


Fatme Charafeddine
Serials Librarian/Jafet Library
American University of Beirut
PO Box 11-0236
Beirut Lebanon
Fax 961 1 744 703
Tel. 961 1 350 000 (2608)

----- Original Message -----
> Date: Tue, 18 Jun 2002 14:15:58 -0400
> From: "Kopycinski, Doreen" <>
> Subject: Seeking suggestions : Accessing online journals
> Greetings,
> We have subscriptions to several specialized (chemistry) online journals.
> The publisher offers pricing options so that you can pay per IP class C
> subnet.  We only have one IP registered which 1.) saves us money, but 2.)
> limits our access (we can only have 256 concurrent users, which is fine
> since we have less than 70 chemistry majors (even though we have other
> science majors who could potentially use the resource, our school is
> small enough such that it'd be a safe bet that we would never have 256
> people concurrently using any of these journals).
> However, since our IPs are dynamic, a person who wishes to access the
> resource has to be lucky enough to have been assigned the correct IP when
> booting up their computer.
> We were hoping to use proxy software to solve this problem but the
> publisher would charge us for campus-wide access (the difference in cost
> between having one IP registered and having campus-wide access gets into
> the thousands) if we direct access to these journals through a proxy.
> We asked the publisher if we could utilize username/password access but
> were told no.
> SO-the question is whether or not others might have experienced a similar
> problem and what possible solutions there are as remedy.
> Your words of wisdom are greatly appreciated,
> Doreen Kopycinski
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> Doreen Kopycinski
> Technical Services Librarian
> Myrin Library
> Ursinus College
> 601 East Main Street
> Collegeville PA  19426
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