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  1. Ramune Kubilius February 1, 2012 at 5:36 pm -

    In our very limited special academic library setting, we experimented with this, got alum (remote) access (only alums of our program) added into our licensing agreements with some of our vendors (e-book gateways & society journal publishers). Then, when the authentication system of the university changed, and our library’s along with it, we could no longer maintain this. It’s a lot of work, and alums always seemed to crave the resources for which we could not provide remote access. By the way, at least one vendor, EbscoHost, as a special database, EBSCO Academic Alumni Edition database, that libraries can license for alum access. This, unfortunately is too generic (general), in coverage, for our alums.