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Re: Platform for individual electronic journals (besides EJS?) Hoyte, Daniel 31 Jul 2009 19:19 UTC

Funny that you mention your IT staff suggesting moving access to the
publisher's site when possible. We are just completing the first phase
of this project. When we are done the only things served through EJS
will be:

1. Where access is only available through EJS.
2. Where statistics are only available in EJS.
3. Other oddities.

We (I) chose to make the move because I always felt that our statistics
were very inaccurate, due to the multiple access points. I, also, found
that often the coverage available to us via the publisher's site was
greater than what I could get via EJS.

So far, we have done this for ~300 titles. I expect to do another ~100,
before I can give upkeep back to our regular serials group.

Daniel Hoyte
Senior Library Systems Technician
Chapman University Leatherby Libraries
(714) 532-7745
AIM/Yahoo IM: chaphoyte
"Pain is temporary. Suck is forever.
  Do your best up front"

-----Original Message-----
From: SERIALST: Serials in Libraries Discussion Forum
[] On Behalf Of Barbara Pope
Sent: Friday, July 31, 2009 11:14 AM
Subject: Re: [SERIALST] Platform for individual electronic journals
(besides EJS?)

Hello, Jane.  I would like to know this also.  Just recently, we started

having a problem with newly added titles that support ip
authentication.  We do not do any titles that require the user name and
password.  It's just too much to keep track of and eventually the
passwords may leak out to parties who should not have them.  Recently, I

added two new titles to EJS.  The access all works fine on campus.  When

I try to test it at home for verification, I can get through the proxy
just fine.  It's when I try to access an article that I get stumped with

input user name and password box.  I called Tech Support at Ebsco the
other day and they blamed it on our proxy server.  Our systems staff
questions why we even use EJS if it is hosted at the publisher website
anyway.  I agree, but it means the systems staff would have to account
for every single publisher we have online access for.  I think it would
be a lot of work, but I think I could go into Serials Solutions and get
the title direct from the publisher.  I am not even sure if I could
count how many titles that would be, though.  We are going more and more

online, so we have to get a handle on this issue.  Has anyone else gone
direct to the publisher website for access rather than EJS?  If so, does

it work well for you, or at least better?

Thank you.


Barbara M. Pope, MALS
Periodicals/Reference Librarian
Axe Library
Pittsburg State University
1701 S. Broadway
Pittsburg KS  66762