[Koha] Managing digital subscriptions

Lenora Oftedahl oftl at critfc.org
Wed Jul 27 08:06:43 NZST 2016

The security for the journal would be at the publisher's end, not the library's.  So access can be provided through the catalog, but the patron is going to either need to be at a supported IP address or have userid/password to prove they are a registered library user.
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From: Katrin Fischer <Katrin.Fischer.83 at web.de>
To:<koha at lists.katipo.co.nz>
BCLenora Oftedahl
Date: 7/26/2016 1:02 PM
Subject: Re: [Koha] Managing digital subscriptions
Hi Doug,

at the moment Koha can't control access to files depending on log in,
IP, or similar.

You could make the bibliographic records only visible when accessed from
an IP within the library, but the users could e-mail themselves the
records with the URLs.

So I think you really want to control who is able to access the files
outside of Koha.

Hope this helps,


Am 18.07.2016 um 22:06 schrieb Doug Dearden:
> Hi Folks,
> We have received notice from one of the journals we subscribe to that they are going to only be providing digital format in the future.  For copyright reasons I don't think we can just download this file then link to it using the 856u field as that would make it downloadable by anyone.  I looked through the manual but didn't find anything to address this.  I believe the ideal situation is for the document to be viewable at a workstation inside the library, but not through the public OPAC.
> Is there a way to handle this?
> We are on an older version (3.16) but I am quite prepared to update to the latest release as needed.
> Thanks,
> Doug Dearden
> Director, IT
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