If I understand what you're saying, what you need is an EZproxy
http://www.oclc.org/ezproxy.en.html install configured to authenticate
against Unified login https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:Unified_login
and specific user rights
https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:User_rights or some other user
EZproxy is the defacto standard for making paywalled resources avaliable
to institutional users from off campus. The only downsides are (a) that
it requires you have full control over DNS because a proxy at
https://proxy.wikimedia.org/ would also answer
forward to https://some.subscrpition.resource.example.com/ and (b) as a
proxy, it touches all traffic, stream video and very large PDFs will be
redirected through the proxy.
Alternatively, there is a slight chance of joining a Shibboleth
federation http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shibboleth_%28Internet2%29 but
that's a big ball of policy that is likely to be incompatible.
Shibboleth is preferred for streaming because there is no proxying.
On 29/08/13 03:49, Jake Orlowitz wrote:
> Hi folks,
> My name is Jake Orlowitz and I coordinate Wikipedia's open research hub,
> The Wikipedia Library. Wikimedia Foundation board member Phoebe Ayers
> recommended that I reach out to you to see if we might be able to
> collaborate in some way.
> The Wikipedia Library has several different platforms, several of which
> would benefit from better technical integration. One of our primary goals
> is to get active, experienced Wikipedia editors access to paywalled sources
> and university libraries. We have received donations from several
> publishers and interest from several libraries. The challenge for us is
> managing those partnerships at scale and in a secure fashion.
> We're also working towards more functional research desks, programs that
> let reference librarians field research queries from editors or the public,
> remote 'visiting scholar' or 'research affiliate' positions at
> institutional libraries, University partnerships with online library
> access, open access awareness programs, and other related activities.
> I'd love to talk more about these projects with you, either through email
> or voice chat.
> Jake Orlowitz
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