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OCLC WorldCat Local

2018-11-28

In order to provide access to resources that use https, your EZproxy server must be configured with an SSL certificate.

Title WorldCat Local (updated 20181128)
URL https://YourInstitution.worldcat.org
HJ YourInstitution.worldcat.org
DJ worldcat.org

Substitute your institution's domain name wherever YourInstitution is located above.

Note: The FirstSearch database stanza must be part of your config.txt file in order for the WorldCat Local definition to function properly

WMS libraries

For WMS libraries, WorldCat Local requires the use of this stanza in place of the one above in config.txt/ezproxy.cfg:

Title WorldCat Local - WMS Libraries (updated 20181128)
URL https://YourInstitution.worldcat.org
HJ YourInstitution.worldcat.org
DJ worldcat.org
Find "https://" + location.hostname + (location.port != "" ? ":" + location.port : "")
Replace "https://^AYourInstitution.worldcat.org"
Find returnLocation = scheme + location.hostname + (location.port != "" ? ":" + location.port : "")
Replace returnLocation = "https://^AYourInstitution.worldcat.org"
Find sendLocation = scheme + location.hostname + (location.port != "" ? ":" + location.port : "")
Replace sendLocation = "https://^sYourInstitution.worldcat.org^"

# This final, hidden stanza allows the non-customized pieces of the IDM to
# be proxied as well as static scripts/images that support WorldCat Local
# but to not need to be customized. The URL in this stanza is irrelevant; it
# is only the presence of "DJ worldcat.org" that matters

Title -Hide WorldCat IDM and static content
URL https://www.worldcat.org/
HJ https://worldcat.org
HJ www.worldcat.org
HJ worldcat.org
DJ worldcat.org

Note: Substitute your institution's domain name wherever YourInstitution is located above. The ^A, and ^s character sequences are needed as part of the definition above and are valid syntax. For example, if your WorldCat URL is myschool.worldcat.org, then substitute myschool for all occurrences of YourInstitution in the definition above.

This configuration must be before any other configuration statements for worldcat.org.

The FirstSearch database stanza must be part of your config.txt/ezproxy.cfg file in order for the WorldCat Local definition to function properly.

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