We have tested routing off-campus users through our local proxy (WAM)
when they link to Google Scholar from our library website . Not
recommending it, just saying it works since the proxy is in the correct
IP range. It has the benefit of leaving folks authenticated to the
documents they will eventually click to--assuming you are using a
rewrite proxy. It doesn't actually set preferences, so if users happen
to go directly to Google Scholar they may be confused by the missing
At first it seemed like a crazy idea, but then the thought was that
users are using Google Scholar as an extension of our website if they
click on our link.
Jonathan Rochkind wrote:
> When I've experimented with this, I haven't been able to figure out a
> way to set my institution in their preferences, without _removing_ any
> existing institutions they may have already chosen. I don't want to
> over-write their existing preferences, if any, I just want to add my
> institution to them!
> If anyone figures out a way to do this, I'm interested too.
> I actually didn't know about the &inst=X feature allowing you to set the
> institution even just for the current session, that's awfully helpful
> and better than nothing, thanks!
> Godmar Back wrote:
>> It used to be you could just GET the corresponding form, e.g.:
>> - Godmar
>> On Wed, Jul 15, 2009 at 3:17 AM, Stuart
>> Yeates<[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>> It's possible to send users to google scholar using URLs such as:
>>> where the institution is obtained using the standard preference
>>> setting mechanism. Has anyone found a way of persisting this setting
>>> in the users browser, so when they start a new session this is the
>>> Yes, I know they can go "Scholar Preferences" -> "Save" to persist
>>> it, but I'm looking for a more automated way of doing it...
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University of Northern Iowa
Cedar Falls, IA 50613
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