non-community member library access

Wilhelmina Randtke randtke at GMAIL.COM
Wed Aug 1 17:56:02 EDT 2012

Who can forget JSTOR for Life?

An article in Inside Higher Ed about libraries offering access to resources
for alumni.  Here is the current list of institutions with alumni access to

-Wilhemina Randtke

On Wed, Aug 1, 2012 at 9:54 AM, Brian Harrington <brian at> wrote:

> From the vendor side, Project MUSE defines the user community broadly
> basically saying that if you consider someone a patron, and are willing
> to manage their access, they can use MUSE:
> A subscription to a Project MUSE collection grants unlimited access
>> to the full text of the Journal titles in that collection for
>> educational, research, and personal use by the faculty, staff,
>> students, alumni, library patrons, and other Authorized Users of the
>> Subscriber' s campus/institutional network. Distance learners,
>> alumni, and other off-campus affiliates may access Project MUSE if
>> their internet access is through the campus network or via a secure
>> proxy server.
> I know a number of schools charge alumni a small fee and then provide
> access to MUSE and other databases that allow alumni access either for
> free or for an additional charge.  But I suspect that the business and
> STM databases that outsiders would pay real money for are also the ones
> with the most restrictive licenses.
> I hope this helps,
> Brian
> --
> Brian Harrington
> Content Development Coordinator
> Project MUSE
> The Johns Hopkins University Press
> brian at
> Stew MacLehose wrote:
>> Do any academic libraries allow non-community members to access
>> electronic resources in ways other than as walk-ins?  I have been
>> tasked with finding this out.  All of our license agreements specify
>> that access is restricted to authorized users which are defined as
>> current faculty, staff and students and (in some cases) walk-in
>> users.  Has anyone negotiated access for users not covered in this
>> definition? We're pursuing alternative revenue streams and want to
>> explore the possibility of allowing non-community members to purchase
>> library access.
>> Thanks, Stew
>> Stew MacLehose, MLIS, MSEd Director of Digital Services Library
>> Services University of New England 716 Stevens Ave. Portland, ME
>> 04103 T 207-221-4535 <tel:207-221-4535> F 207-221-4893
>> <tel:207-221-4893> smaclehose at <mailto:smaclehose at>
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