of the History E-Book Library License
definition of "authorized users." Includes not only
students, faculty and staff, but also anyone present in the library.
license: access is not limited to the library building.
into History E-Book Project staff who will work with libraries
to achieve stability and standardization by e-mail, phone or
fax from 9 am to 5 pm EST, Monday through Friday, for feedback,
problem-solving, or general questions. Help files and user documentation
will also be available online.
and software requirements: Macintosh, PC or UNIX workstations
with Internet connectivity and TCP/IP installed. A monitor with
resolution of at least 800x600 is recommended for optimal performance.
Netscape Communicator 6.0 and
above, or Microsoft Explorer 5.5 and above, minimum standard.
Internet connectivity of at least 1.5 mbits/sec data transfer
capacity is helpful for fastest access.
term of three years, with automatic one-year renewal terms.
Library will employ an authentication approach that allows access
to all users on the campus or off-campus. Without authentication,
even the most straightforward access schemes exclude legitimate
members of the campus community and run the risk of jeopardizing
the site license for both libraries and publishers, as well as
participation in intercampus agreements that may offer significant
While electronic libraries use a variety of mechanical proxies,
application proxies, and credential-based approaches, the HistoryEbook
Library will employ an approach similar to that already used
successfully by the JSTOR, OCLC, and other services and one that
is also fully within the technical capabilities of DLPS:
currently proxy/credential hybrid access. While approaches to
authentication will vary and evolve, use of such hybrids will
allow campuses to avoid the cost of managing certificates. In
addition, apart from having to enter a user name and password,
the access schemes adopted will be invisible to the end user
and have low overhead. Resource requirements will be more modest,
and there will be less degradation of performance.