eZproxy

Off-campus access to ISURV restored

AS PART OF the rollout of the new hosted eZproxy service, off-campus access to the ISURV platform has been re-enabled. Off-campus access is once again available by university username and password, with on-campus access continuing to be direct.

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Off-campus registration to WGSN re-enabled

AS PART OF the rollout of the new hosted eZproxy service, the ability to register a new (and re-activate an inactive) WGSN account from off-campus has been re-enabled – as long as the student authenticates via the Library OneSearch link. Library colleagues will no longer need to mediate the creation or reactivation of WGSN accounts for students who are off-campus.

An updated guide to creating a WGSN account, and guide to managing an existing WGSN account, have also been made available through the listing of the resource in the Find Databases service of Library OneSearch.

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Off-campus access using eZproxy and updates to third-party web sites

The eZproxy authentication framework enables the library to provide secure off-campus access to subscription-based third-party resources for providers who are unable to support the Shibboleth protocol. We have encountered an issue over the last few months that has led to the loss of off-campus to a number of such resources. This is the result of those third-party web platforms moving their entire site across from ‘http:’ to the more secure ‘https:’ protocol. This causes a key component of the exchange between the university’s eZproxy server and the third party site to fail.

The solution to this issue is an upgrade to the eZproxy server, an enhancement that colleagues in IS are preparing to deploy to the production environment once testing has successfully completed.

The resources currently affected by this problem are:

  • Elgar Online

A further update will follow once the upgrade to eZproxy has been deployed and access to these services is confirmed as restored.

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Secure off-campus access to ISURV enabled in Library OneSearch

Secure off-campus access to the ISURV platform has been enabled in the Find Databases service of Library OneSearch. While on-campus access remains direct, off-campus access is now through university username and password (using the secure link provided in LOS). Access URLs and details have been updated in the records in Library OneSearch.

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Secure off-campus access to BCIS enabled in Library OneSearch

Secure off-campus access to the BCIS platform has been enabled in the Find Databases service of Library OneSearch. While on-campus access remains direct, off-campus access is now through university username and password (using the secure link provided in LOS). Access URLs and details have been updated in the records in Library OneSearch.

BCIS platform

Greenleaf Sustainable Organization Library: new eBook titles added

More than fifty new eBook titles from the Greenleaf SOL (Sustainable Organization Library) collection have recently been added to Library OneSearch. Access to the new titles is direct on-campus and by university username and password from off-campus. Titles include:

World sustainable development outlook 2013. Sustainable development: new multi-disciplinary approaches and methodologies / Allam Ahmed

The ecology of law: toward a legal system in tune with nature and community / Fritjof Capra and Ugo Mattei

Piracy: leakages from modernity / Henry Mintzberg

Greenleaf Publishing