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Finalise EDS configuration
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EBSCO Discovery Service comes with a huge array of configuration options. We have taken a couple of passes on these to put us in a sensible initial state for further refinement once users start providing us with feedback.

We need to take a final look through the configuration settings and confirm everything is how we want it. If there are questions to ask the community, we can do so.

After we're happy with the configuration, we need to duplicate it so that we can have a Library Bundle holding and everything else in our collection.

Open questions/tasks

  • Which of the navigation bar links do we want to keep?
  • How do we configure EZProxy to work correctly?
  • Does limiter tag FT1 work with our expected configuration of EZProxy, or is FT more appropriate?
  • What are the appropriate settings for guest access?
  • Finalise holdings lists for bundle/nonbundle/nonsubscription results.

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Samwalton9 triaged this task as Medium priority.Dec 11 2020, 2:14 PM
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Does limiter tag FT1 work with our expected configuration of EZProxy, or is FT more appropriate?

@Nikkimaria Can you elaborate on what this means?

What are the appropriate settings for guest access?

What in particular do we need to make a decision on here?

Finalise holdings lists for bundle/nonbundle/nonsubscription results

Do you need anything from me on this, or is this a case of finalising nearer the time of deployment?

FT is "full text", FT1 is "available to Wikipedia" - I do not know whether there is a functional difference between the two.

Within the interface, you can configure a guest access method, banner and modal - need to decide if we're setting these up and if so what they will look like.

For holdings, we need to make sure we know specifically what we have and how that lines up with holdings packages (eg no Scientific American), and what non-subscription packages we want to enable.

FT is "full text", FT1 is "available to Wikipedia" - I do not know whether there is a functional difference between the two.

We'll have FT since it has slightly more entries than FT1 and restrict back if we get reports.

Within the interface, you can configure a guest access method, banner and modal - need to decide if we're setting these up and if so what they will look like.

We'll revisit this in T269931.

For holdings, we need to make sure we know specifically what we have and how that lines up with holdings packages (eg no Scientific American), and what non-subscription packages we want to enable.

We're going to review what we think we have and list them out to discuss & confirm.

We're in the process of configuring our EDS holdings to reflect what editors have access to. Of the 79 resources we're considering, 55 are directly searchable in EDS. A couple others aren't directly included (e.g. Foreign Affairs, EPW) but are indexed elsewhere. Of those 55, 23 have an open question about which packages we have access to. Working through that list contacting publishers where necessary.

I was just doing a search and got sent through Full Text Finder. The links from FTF weren't going through EZProxy so I've put in a support request to change that because the setting for it isn't obvious to me.

Full Text Finder is now correctly proxying outbound links.

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I think we can confidently saw we're there with this now. I'm sure more config tweaking will be needed once users start searching.