Wam Access: information for enquiry staff


Published on

Training presentation given at University of Leeds on introduction of new proxy server, September 2004.

Published in: Technology, Education
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Total views
On SlideShare
From Embeds
Number of Embeds
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Wam Access: information for enquiry staff

  1. 1. WAM Access – some information for Enquiry staff 7 th and 9 th September 2004 Louise Cole
  2. 2. What is ‘WAM’? <ul><li>W eb A ccess M anagement, part of a new module within Innopac called MAP (Millennium Access Plus) </li></ul><ul><li>Allows us to set up off-campus access for the majority of our electronic resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>E-journals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Databases </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>E-books </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. What’s changed? <ul><li>Before we implemented WAM, we had: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>60% of our e-resources available off-campus (this figure includes freely available resources) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A mix of accesses including IP recognition (campus machines), Athens, and generic logins supplied by the publisher </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Secure web pages accessible from off-campus with ISS username and password </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. What’s changed? (2) <ul><li>After implementing WAM, we have: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>98% of our e-resources available off-campus (some are restricted because of technical or publisher restriction) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>300 e-resources routing through WAM, a small number of Athens resources, and some still requiring generic username and password </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Secure web pages now need name and barcode to access from off-campus </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. How does it work? <ul><li>WAM works by mapping e-resource URLs against our patron database </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Allows us to restrict resources to certain categories </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Simplifies access from on-campus (no authentication for resources from ISS login machines) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All the customer has to remember is their name and the barcode from their staff/student card </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. What about off-campus? <ul><li>WAM forces authentication for all e-resources which have been routed through it </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Name and barcode will be requested once per browser session </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Personal usernames and passwords will still need to be created/retained to set up table of content alerts, etc. </li></ul>
  7. 7. What about Library public PCs? <ul><li>WAM asks for authentication only for e-resources which are restricted to University staff and students </li></ul><ul><li>From January these PCs will require a login of some type to use </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ISS login machines will behave like any other on-campus PC (no authentication) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other login machines will block resources restricted to University staff and students </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Why do we need to restrict some resources? <ul><li>Licensing restrictions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Publisher does not allow walk-in or graduate use </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We may have an educational licence at high discount specifically for our staff and students (e.g. Web of Science, Mintel) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Need to show that we are taking steps to restrict access to e-resources where we are required to </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Example resources now through WAM (e-journals) <ul><li>Science Direct </li></ul><ul><li>ingentaJournals and Ingenta Select </li></ul><ul><li>Wiley Interscience </li></ul><ul><li>Springer-LINK </li></ul><ul><li>Blackwell Synergy </li></ul><ul><li>Taylor and Francis </li></ul><ul><li>Cambridge University Press </li></ul><ul><li>Oxford University Press </li></ul><ul><li>Manchester University Press </li></ul><ul><li>De Gruyter </li></ul><ul><li>SAGE journals </li></ul><ul><li>Highwire (but some still on-campus because of publisher restriction) </li></ul><ul><li>Journals in Ovid (PsycARTICLES) </li></ul><ul><li>ICE Virtual Library </li></ul><ul><li>CALIBER (Univ. California) </li></ul><ul><li>University of Chicago </li></ul>
  10. 10. Example resources now through WAM (databases) <ul><li>Euromonitor GMID </li></ul><ul><li>Education Datasets (BEI, etc.) on Dialog </li></ul><ul><li>Web of Knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Cambridge Scientific Abstracts (CSA) </li></ul><ul><li>Ovid databases (e.g. Medline) </li></ul><ul><li>Art Abstracts </li></ul><ul><li>Literature Online </li></ul><ul><li>Lawtel </li></ul><ul><li>SAE Digital Library </li></ul><ul><li>EI Village (INSPEC, Compendex) </li></ul><ul><li>IIPA (International Index to the Performing Arts) </li></ul><ul><li>Teatro Espanol </li></ul><ul><li>Goethes Werke </li></ul><ul><li>EEBO (Early English Books Online) </li></ul><ul><li>CRC Press databases (e-books) </li></ul><ul><li>Encyclopaedia of Life Sciences </li></ul>
  11. 11. Major e-resources still remaining through Athens <ul><li>Resources free to all HE: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>BIDS IBSS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Census Dissemination Unit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Economic and Social Data Service (ESDS) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Resources on subscription: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>British Standards Online </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Butterworths All England and Halsbury’s Laws </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Crossfire service </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>EDINA (e.g. Digimap) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FAME </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>JUSTIS Weekly Law </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. How can we tell which are WAM resources? <ul><li>Look at the direct URL – it will have changed. </li></ul><ul><li>For example: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.sciencedirect.com becomes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>0-www.sciencedirect.com.wam.leeds.ac.uk </li></ul></ul><ul><li>No password key icons from ROADS database list </li></ul><ul><li>All web pages in secure directory </li></ul>
  13. 13. Who might have problems? <ul><li>Customers who are not registered with the Library or whose tickets have expired </li></ul><ul><li>University staff working in NHS hospitals (problem with off-campus access due to firewall issues) </li></ul><ul><li>Customers registered with the wrong patron type (e.g. University staff in NHS with p-type 23) </li></ul>
  14. 14. Library Public PCs … <ul><li>Previously allowed access to ALL non-Athens resources for anyone (including secure web pages) </li></ul><ul><li>This was because we were not able to put restrictions in place </li></ul><ul><li>Customers who are walk-in, graduate, NHS etc. may notice some resources are now blocked </li></ul><ul><li>Explain this is because of licence restrictions </li></ul>
  15. 15. Further information <ul><li>See http://www.leeds.ac.uk/library/ejourn/#changes (information on E-journal web page about new authentication method) </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.leeds.ac.uk/library/documents/offcampus.htm (updated information specifically for off-campus use) </li></ul><ul><li>http://campus.leeds.ac.uk/newsincludes/newsitem2032.htm (announcement in Campusweb, 24 May 2004) </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.iii.com/mill/digital.shtml#wam (information on WAM and other Innovative products) </li></ul>