We use SIP authentication for any online resource that is set up to handle it
(Overdrive, Lynda.com) as well as in-house for our computer management system
(formally Envisionware, currently CASSIE from Librarica), our wireless
internet, and WorldCat.
We control the "block" levels in Evergreen using Group Policy Thresholds. For
example, with patrons who exceed $10 in fines the PATRON_EXCEEDS_FINES penalty
is applied. In addition to a few other policies that rarely go into effect,
expired accounts are also blocked (great way to get someone to let us know
their new address).
I can't recall ever having a problem with SIP authentication going wrong in
Evergreen. It's pretty great! (IP authentication seems to always have issues
with addresses changing, vendors simply losing them or getting the addresses
confused...) The effort to get SIP set up is definitely worth it.
Homer Public Library
907-235-3180 (main desk)
[mailto:open-ils-general-boun...@list.georgialibraries.org] On Behalf Of Diane
Sent: Friday, March 2, 2018 7:59 AM
To: Evergreen Discussion Group
Subject: [OPEN-ILS-GENERAL] SIP authentication
Good morning -
Do you block patrons with fines/expired accounts from using your online
resources? How do you accomplish that?
We recently found out that our patrons with fines/expired accounts are using
our resources and neither our IT department nor the vendors we have contacted
know how to prevent that from happening.
Branch Manager/Circulation Coordinator
Scenic Regional Library
308 Hawthorne Drive
Union, MO 63084