The OCLS Remote Access (RA) service allows students, faculty and staff of participating colleges to use their college or library-issued credentials to gain secure, IP-authenticated, off-campus access to the licensed electronic resources to which their college subscribes.
Using a combination of web server applications, Remote Access validates college library patrons wishing to access an electronic resource. Profiling functions keep track of each college and the databases to which that college subscribes. This ensures against any unintentional database licence violations. Through the profiling features, colleges can personalize the RA user interface for their students, and block certain users if required.
Remote Access is an opt-in service provided by OCLS; colleges participating in the RA service pay an annual fee to cover the operating costs.