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Gwendolyn Brook Library’s switch from EZproxy to OpenAthens

30 March 2020 | Lauren Harding, senior marketing officer

After the webmaster, who was responsible for maintaining the EZproxy server, left Chicago State University’s Gwendolyn Brooks Library, the e-resources librarian began to investigate alternative authentication systems that could be maintained outside the institution and switch from EzProxy to OpenAthens.

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This presentation will chronicle the reasoning behind the change to OpenAthens, lack of staffing and need for deeper analytics/statistics. It will also discuss the implementation process and introduce future plans and is presented by Joanna Kolendo, e-resources & reference librarian, Chicago State University, US.

Gwendolyn Brook Library's switch from EzProxy to OpenAthens - Access Lab 2020