Create new resource format "Article without Authentication"
We would like a new resource format “Article without Authentication” to be made available.
This would be used as a resource format for bookmarking free journal articles from the web but would not add in article authentication.
Since more and more journals/articles are available from open access sources it removes the issue of having to continually update EZ Proxy authentication.
This would also get around the problem that EZ Proxy authentication is added in after the Reviews stage, and that authentication issues may only be visible from the student view.
There are certain courses such as journalism that use huge amounts of these free resources. The article format is more meaningful than webpage and we wish to encourage lecturers to use this. Students also would not have to login for free article resources.
Lucy Clifford commented
There needs to be some mechanism for adding or removing proxy authentiation from article links so that we can link to both subscribed and free resources.