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Mu'tah University in Jordan purchases OCLC's EZproxy 5.0 software

Press Release: OCLC [May 5, 2008]

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Abstract: The library at Mu'tah University in Karak, Jordan, is now among more than 2,500 institutions in over 60 countries to purchase EZproxy software, the leading software solution for serving library patrons remotely by providing authentication and remote user access to licensed databases.


DUBLIN, Ohio, USA,5 May 2008. The library at Mu'tah University in Karak, Jordan, is now among more than 2,500 institutions in over 60 countries to purchase EZproxy software, the leading software solution for serving library patrons remotely by providing authentication and remote user access to licensed databases.

In March 2008, OCLC released EZproxy 5.0, which now includes technical support from OCLC, the world's largest library service and research organization. OCLC acquired EZproxy in January 2008.

Enhancements in this newly released version allow libraries to:

  • View enhanced audit details that incorporate the location associated with the source IP address.
  • Search across audit data to identify suspicious activity, including options to search based on location.
  • Alter user access based on location, including the ability to block access or require additional information for access.
  • Display a summary of database conflicts to identify and correct configuration issues.
  • Develop advanced user authentication and authorization configurations using a new administration page.

About Mu'tah University

Since its establishment in 1984, the library at Mu'tah University has supported the information needs of its higher education and scientific research patrons. Mu'tah University is one of 10 libraries participating in Jordan's national consortium, the Jordanian Center of Excellence for Public University Library Services (JoPUL), (http://www.eifl.net/cps/sections/country/jordan in English; http://www.jopuls.org.jo/ in Arabic). JoPUL promotes the collective access to electronic resources, management of centrally integrated library systems, union catalog services, workshops and training for librarians, general and technical assistance to members,'marketing and promotion of libraries, digitisation projects through all of the public universities as well as some of the private universities in Jordan.

About OCLC

Founded in 1967 and headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, OCLC is a nonprofit library service and research organization that has provided computer-based cataloging, reference, resource sharing, eContent, preservation, library management and Web services to 60,000 libraries in 112 countries and territories. OCLC and its member libraries worldwide have created and maintain WorldCat, the world's richest online resource for finding library materials. For more information, visit http://www.oclc.org/middleeast/en/default.htm.

For more information about EZproxy or to order the software, contact an OCLC representative at ezproxy@oclc.org. This product includes GeoLite data created by MaxMind, available from http://www.maxmind.com/.

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Publication Year:2008
Type of Material:Press Release
Language English
Issue:May 5, 2008
Publisher:OCLC
Company: OCLC
Products: EZproxy
Libraries: Mu'tah University
Subject: System announcements -- selection
Record Number:13559
Last Update:2012-12-29 14:06:47
Date Created:2008-10-01 09:45:49