Alternative Solutions for Off-Campus Authentication

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2008

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Research Projects

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The Ohio State University Libraries created scripts to overcome the local limitations of the proxy server and to offer resource connections at the point of need. All libraries struggle to provide seamless authentication for access to paid resources, such as research databases and electronic journals. In order to obtain access to this content, the libraries must sign contracts promising to limit access to these resources to their user community. The challenge then comes in balancing the patron’s need for easy access to these rich data sources from any computer and the vendors’ desire to protect their assets.

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authentication, resources

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Rebekah Kilzer, Elizabeth L. Black, and James Muir, "Alternative Solutions for Off-Campus Authentication," Code{4}lib Journal, no. 3 (2008): 1-3