[SCUUG Members] TexShare databases--How do you do it?

Edward Smith edwards at alc.org
Fri Feb 14 16:35:13 EST 2014


There are a few different options... but EZProxy might be the best for a
public library.   I'm happy to talk with you about them...call me at the
office next week.

Or, if you will be attending COSUGI, we will have a panel discussion on
patron authentication.


On Fri, Feb 14, 2014 at 3:30 PM, Janet Young <JYoung at hursttx.gov> wrote:

>  The State provides a nice selection of databases for all the libraries
> in Texas. Initially we were provided a login and password for our patrons
> which would give us statistics, etc.  Ours, however, somehow, got
> compromised by the Chinese and they were downloading massive numbers of
> documents on our accounts.  The state gave us a new combination and asked
> us not to give it to anyone except patrons who were in the library.
> At this point we feel that this requirement is an additional hurdle for
> our patrons and would like to be able to provide authentication by patron
> id as we do with most of our locally subscribed databases.  (Note that we
> are using SIP2 or authentication by the first five or six numbers of our
> database.
> I have checked some local libraries and  I am seeing both the Texshare
> login and some other kind of authentication in use.
> I would like to know what kind of authentication you use with SD to
> authenticate these databases. Is EzProxy our only option?
> Thanks in advance for your help.
> Janet
> Janet Young
> Technical Services Librarian/System Administrator
> Hurst Public Library
> Hurst, TX 76053
> Phone: 817-788-7318        Fax: 817-590-9515
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