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Praise for EZproxy hosted service

“We were interested to provide a solution statewide to all public libraries in Utah… for databases, ebooks and e-audiobooks. We wanted a set up where it could identify individual library cards… with one log in. We rely on our state IT, and so hosted EZproxy is a good solution for us.”

Utah State Library

“In February 2009, we were desperately trying to figure out a way to increase database usage… I had worked at an institution which used EZproxy and knew it to be reliable. Since we were not in a situation where we could host a proxy server ourselves I contacted OCLC to see if they had a list of institutions which could provide us with a hosted solution. When we were told we could participate in the hosted OCLC Ezproxy Pilot project we were thrilled.

“…We’ve been very pleased that OCLC has been able to get EZproxy authentication up and running with both large and small vendors… EZproxy, combined with other promotion efforts has resulted in an increase in database usage. We are optimistic regarding database usage in the future.”

Pioneer Library System

“We have been very pleased with the seamlessness of EZProxy… we value EZProxy hosting highly, and it has enabled us to serve our students in a greater capacity… acquiring a proxy server was difficult… We’re a small institution, so finding the resources to host this externally was extremely helpful. I will highly recommend this service via OCLC when it officially launches.”

Pacifica Graduate Institute

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