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Re: Platform for individual electronic journals (besides EJS?) Linda Wobbe (01 Aug 2009 01:09 UTC)

Re: Platform for individual electronic journals (besides EJS?) Linda Wobbe 01 Aug 2009 01:09 UTC

Hi Barbara,

After we switched to Swets, EBSCO showed us they could
supply us with the EZ Proxy setup needed for all the
titles in EJS hosted at the publisher site.  Your EZ Proxy
administrator can load the information they supply.  Ask
your EBSCO rep; they can supply the information if you
request it.  Yes, you are right, "systems staff would have
to account for every single
publisher we have online access for".

...Linda

On Fri, 31 Jul 2009 13:14:11 -0500
  Barbara Pope <bpope@PITTSTATE.EDU> wrote:
> 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.
>
> Sincerely,
>
> Barbara M. Pope, MALS
> Periodicals/Reference Librarian
> Axe Library
> Pittsburg State University
> 1701 S. Broadway
> Pittsburg KS  66762
> 620-235-4884
> bpope@pittstate.edu
>
> Lawless, Jane wrote:
>> We most often use EBSCO's EJS as an administrative
>>platform for our
>> individually- subscribed electronic journals. This is
>>valuable
>> especially when publishers don't support IP
>>authentication; we can set
>> up a pop-up with login info for our users.
>>
>> A number of e-journals we wish to subscribe to
>>individually are not
>> available through EJS. This is especially true for
>>titles that are aimed
>> at elementary educators (Everyday TLC, Enchanted
>>Learning are two
>> examples). These titles don't support IP recognition and
>>don't go
>> through EJS, so we are trying to work out alternatives.
>>Without an admin
>> platform that allows us to communicate login info to our
>>users, I am
>> stumped.
>>
>>
>> If anyone knows something that would help me with this
>>question I'd be
>> very grateful!
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> Jane
>>
>>
>> Jane Lawless
>> Electronic Resources/Serials Librarian
>> Levin Memorial Library
>> Curry College
>> 1071 Blue Hill Avenue
>> Milton MA 02186
>> (617) 333-2245
>> (617) 333-2164 (fax)
>> jlawless@curry.edu
>>
>>
>>

Linda Wobbe
Head, Electronic Resources & Periodicals
Saint Mary's College of California
1928 Saint Mary's Road; PO Box 4290
Moraga, CA 94575-4290
(925) 631-4232; (925) 631-4229
(925) 376-6097 fax
LWobbe@stmarys-ca.edu