Update Your Bookmarks – Health Sciences Library to deactivate old proxy server
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On Monday, Feb. 27, we will be deactivating our IMPULSE proxy server. Back in August we moved to a new proxy server, EZProxy, and the two systems use two different kinds of URLs. When we deactivate the old server, some links will break if you have them in your own system of bookmarks (as opposed to using the library home page).
If you use bookmarks or other personalized, static links to library resources that used our old proxy server, they look like this:
(Note the “impulse.ucdenver.edu” in the link above.)
…please edit your links, or simply make a new link to this format:
(Note the “hsl-ezproxy.ucdenver.edu” in the link above.)
Reason for deactivation? Since we made the move in the fall, there is already much that is inaccurate in the old proxy server. Currently, with usage continuing fairly heavy on our old proxy server, trying to join the usage statistics sets is very challenging. The library does not have the staff or resources to maintain two proxy servers.
Why the change of proxy servers in the first place? The library feels EZProxy is a more forward-looking product, with better ease of maintenance and support, which eventually will allow us to integrate as single sign-on with other campus systems.
Questions or access problems? Please feel free to call us at the Service Desk at 303-724-2152, or use our Ask a Librarian service.