Easier Access to Libraries Resources and Services

03/05/2010

University Libraries, in collaboration with Information Technology Services (ITS), has implemented remote access to e-resources using UAnet ID and password.  ITS has provided a secure proxy server and University Libraries has re-configured the links for thousands of e-resources – databases, e-journals and e-books – to authenticate users via this secure proxy server.  

Users are no longer required to select, download, install, configure and run a VPN (virtual private network) client on their computers to access these e-resources remotely.  Whether starting from the catalog or from the web site, users are simply prompted for their UAnet ID and password.  Users running VPN for other reasons, such as access to departmental H-drives, may still choose to access library resources via VPN.

University Libraries has also deployed new library system software that enables users to manage their library accounts, renew materials and request materials from the UA Libraries Catalog or the OhioLINK Central Catalog using their UAnet ID and password instead of a special barcode and PIN.

Frank J. Bove 330-972-5104

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