Re: How does anyone out there deal with password authenticated online content? ( Bob Persing 30 May 2007 12:33 UTC

William Shakalis)
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Subject:	Re: [SERIALST] How does anyone out there deal with password
authenticated online content?
Date:	Wed, 30 May 2007 12:15:24 +0000
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Our Serials Collection Policy sets campus-wide IP address access as the
standard. But a few serials publishers give us Print + On-line -- on-line
meaning Single user/password or Single site. Some important journals like JAMA
or the Chronicle of Higher Education fall in this category.

We have set up a page listing them on a faculty-staff accesible drive, with
Reference librarians notified. I feel that access for on-line should still be
provided by some means, and passwords need to be made accessible only to
students, faculty or staff, not the general public. This is not the best
approach, and ideas discussed here are showing us alternatives.

William Shakalis, MLS
Serials/Government Documents Librarian
Ruth A. Haas Library
Western Connecticut State University
(203) 837-3252

-------------- Original message from Irma Nicola <INicola@APU.EDU>: --------------

> Hi Gang,
> We are on the verge of SSO or single sign on and very excited about
> this. But I am still ever curious as to how others treat password
> authenticated online content?
> Blessings,
> Irma
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> Azusa Pacific University
> Irma H. Nicola
> Serials Coordinator
> Darling Library Technical Services
> PO Box 7000
> Azusa, California 91702-7000
> tel: 626-815-6000 ext. 5258
> fax: 626-815-5064
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