I hate to say it, but Squid will not be simple to get the kind of results EZProxy gets. Shibboleth can take care of a handful (of probably some of your larger, more commonly accessed?) resources. Maybe Squid can take care of the rest, but my guess is it's the smaller, more niche resources that are the most problematic.
Stuart, can you go into some more detail regarding OCLC's changes? Is it just a massive price hike? Are they egregious terms of service?
Once upon a time (pre-OCLC), EZProxy was a one-time fee, is that not the case anymore? I mean, can you not just keep running the version you're currently on?
On Jan 28, 2014, at 9:43 PM, Riley Childs <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> My solution came from Google, but it was people setting up the solution, from what I can tell EZProxy had the market cornered, but Squid should be simple enough to setup, and with the coming changes more people in your boat will be able to solutionize!
> Sent from my iPhone
>> On Jan 28, 2014, at 9:40 PM, "stuart yeates" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> I probably should have been more specific.
>> Does anyone have experience switching from EzProxy to anything else?
>> Is anyone else aware of the coming OCLC changes and considering switching?
>> Does anyone have a worked example like: "My EzProxy config for site Y
>> looked like A; after the switch, my X config for site Z looked like B"?
>> I'm aware of this good article:
>>> On 29/01/14 15:24, stuart yeates wrote:
>>> We've just received notification of forth-coming changes to EZProxy,
>>> which will require us to pay an arm and a leg for future versions to
>>> install locally and/or host with OCLC AU with a ~ 10,000km round trip.
>>> What are the alternatives?
>> Stuart Yeates
>> Library Technology Services http://www.victoria.ac.nz/library/