[Eril-l] Problems searching Proquest Ebook Central today

Catherine C Tuohy tuohyc at emmanuel.edu
Mon Feb 10 10:21:21 PST 2020

Has anyone else had problems searching Proquest Ebook Central today since their maintenance this weekend??

Catherine Tuohy

Associate Librarian for Electronic Resource Management

617-264-7658 | tuohyc at emmanuel.edu

Emmanuel College

400 The Fenway | Boston | MA 02115



From: Eril-l <eril-l-bounces at lists.eril-l.org> on behalf of Mark Winek <mdw65 at georgetown.edu>
Sent: Friday, February 7, 2020 3:27 PM
To: Eril-l at lists.eril-l.org <Eril-l at lists.eril-l.org>
Subject: Re: [Eril-l] Investigated but didn’t opt for OpenAthens?

Dear Colleagues,

Many thanks to those who wrote to me directly with their own experiences. To share with the list, these are some of the reasons institutions did not go with OpenAthens, as cited in those responses:

  1.  EZproxy is widely used and much cheaper;
  2.  Combination of EZproxy and campus SSO provides much of the same functionality, minus more granular user data;
  3.  Feedback from library faculty that it would add another hurdle for users surmount, particularly with a login up front;
  4.  Legal contract for OpenAthens indicated servers were outside of the US and legal disputes would be handled in the UK;
  5.  Concerns over patron privacy;
  6.  Loss of access for walk-in users.

If I have misunderstood any of the points made in these responses, I beg forgiveness from those colleagues.


Mark Winek
Georgetown University

On Mon, Jan 27, 2020 at 5:40 PM Mark Winek <mdw65 at georgetown.edu<mailto:mdw65 at georgetown.edu>> wrote:
I’m interested if there are any libraries out there who investigated OpenAthens but opted to not implement it. Other than for cost, why did you decide to forego it? Thank you for any information you can provide.

Mark Winek
Georgetown University
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