[IUG] WAM and ptypes for EbscoHost databases
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- Date: Thu, 18 Aug 2011 16:06:43 -0400
- From: "Merguerian, Gayane Karen" <g dot merguerian at neu dot edu>
- Subject: [IUG] WAM and ptypes for EbscoHost databases
We subscribe to a number of Ebscohost databases. One and only one of them
is licensed for alumni use.
We can't figure out how to make this work with WAM.
We started with two entries, where ebscoA is the alumni accessible
Bear with me, this is simplified for listserv purposes:
IP address: search.ebscohost.com
Ptypes: 0-12 (includes ptype 12 for alumni)
IP address: *.ebscohost.com
No database identifier because this is for all the other databases
Ptypes: 0-11 (limited to current university affiliates)
This is not working because search.ebscohost.com rewrites to
web.ebscohost.com/ehost/ (ehost is the interface "skin"). And
web.ebscohost.com needs to allow all patron types so our current students
can access the ebsco databases. I could use a different interface instead
of /ehost/ but they are all in use for services we provide to current
Does anyone support this type of access in ebsco, or do you have the
knowledge to help me out with this goal of providing different levels of
access to different patron types?
G. Karen Merguerian
Library Web Manager
Northeastern University Libraries
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