Re: [IUG] Proxied URLs
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"Munson, Doris" wrote:
> We use proxied URLs for both on and off campus access. The two disadvantages
> I ran into:
> 1. It can slow down the proxy server a little.
> 2. On-campus links sometimes work better than proxied links, especially if you're
> using WAM.
Another possible disadvantage is it takes up more user licenses. This may or may not be an issue depending on how many licenses you have. A few years ago we decided to spring for the cost of unlimited licenses, since we were at the upper limit and kept running out of licenses. Like you Doris, we were so glad to finally not have separate on and off-campus links.
Another great advantage is if your databases have persistent links, they'll work on or off campus if they're shared by your patrons through email, etc. Prior to us switching to sending everything through the proxy, we did have problems with professors (who were on campus) sending article links to students who were off.
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