[KS] full-text services

Dennis Lee dennis.lee at ucla.edu
Thu Jun 20 11:39:07 EDT 2013

I agree with Frank that setting up something like this with would be
trivial and inexpensive to implement. Any of the Korean institutions could
easily allow remote VPN access to their local network and have our European
colleagues appear as if they were physically at an authorized Korean

I'm not sure what the legal issues are for doing this, but if the language
is similar to the agreements used by university libraries, then it
shouldn't be a problem at all. But I'm sure the databases would probably be
miffed at losing a potential source of revenue.

I think this is definitely something worth pursuing with the Korean
institutions if the AKSE IT department continues to be sluggish.

Dennis Lee
Ph.D. Candidate
Department of Asian Languages and Cultures

On Thu, Jun 20, 2013 at 10:48 PM, Frank Hoffmann <hoffmann at koreaweb.ws>wrote:

> Professor Walraven wrote:
> >> AKSE has talked to representatives of the database services, but
> >> the response was rather negative. Apparently they wanted o stick
> >> to delivery to specific IP addresses (…)
> It is certainly true that the large players such as JSTOR, ProQuest,
> ABC-CLIO, Gale, LexisNexis, and others are hesitant to set up access to
> their services through non-government and non-university customers if
> hefty fees cannot be charged. It may also not be the best way to
> approach them one by one. What I would suggest--maybe you at least
> consider this ("you" is AKSE here)--is to establish a kind of
> "sub-account" for AKSE members (or/and others, that would certainly
> need to be discussed) to a main subscriber, such as the Korea
> Foundation, the Academy of Korean Studies, or whatever Korean
> institution might be willing to cooperate. Those technical issues, such
> as the access limitation to certain IPs, are really not a serious issue
> at all! Just to the opposite: there is no problem channelling access to
> a certain IP, or a small pool of IPs assigned to an institutional
> server; that will then simply be part of the sign-in process (is
> already done so by very many institutions, and since a long time). As
> far as the bibliographic/full-text reference providers are concerned,
> they will only see one IP (or a hand full of IPs in the same sub-net).
> As an example: what Dr. Benjamin Joinau pointed out for EHESS is either
> just due to the 'sluggishness' of the tech people there, or it is a
> limitation in the contract with whatever providers they have signed up
> with (if the second, then one wonders why it works elsewhere). In
> short, remote access from private computers is no technical problem
> whatsoever, and to create such a setup that allows this is easily done.
> As far as I can see, it would be a matter of 'willingness' and of a
> legal solution, and of approaching an institution that would want to
> help with this. Naturally, I think, such an institution would easier to
> be found in Korea.
> Best wishes,
> Frank
> --------------------------------------
> Frank Hoffmann
> http://koreaweb.ws
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