Wiley have sent us the following information on their new security feature. If you are a heavy user of the Wiley Online Library and tend to download more than 25 articles in one session, then read on!
Wiley has introduced a new security feature for access to articles through Wiley Online Library. This is in order to prevent systematic downloads of content and also to thwart hackers from creating other security risks for both library and vendor.
You may have encountered CAPTCHA challenge (see graphic below) after completing a poll, leaving a blog comment, or purchasing tickets from a website. This is a speed bump to deter bot traffic, by creating tests only humans can pass. If you are interested in additional information regarding CAPTCHA, feel free to visit their website at www.captcha.net.
What does this mean for you? Previously, the only security measure in place was to limit downloads to one-hundred articles per session. Wiley’s new practice will require a user downloading more than twenty-five articles in an active user session, (a session of activity that a user from within your IP range spends on Wiley Online Library) to complete a CAPTCHA challenge, like this one:
Once the user enters the CAPTCHA information, the download request completes and the user is cleared to continue downloading in increments of twenty-five, up to one hundred in a twenty-four hour period.
Again, the only patrons affected will be those who try to access more than twenty five articles per session. Upon successful completion of the CAPTCHA test, they will be granted all the access to the content they wish.
If you have any queries about this (or any other library resources) please get in touch with us at library.abertay.ac.uk