Online Admin Manager Setup
Institutions with online access authenticated by IP range can manage their own IP ranges and have continuing access to usage statistics. To do this an authorized manager at the institution must first set up a profile on our site.
PDC web sites work best with current versions of CHROME, FIREFOX, INTERNET EXPLORER, and SAFARI. Each is available for free download:
If you encounter a problem with the functionality or appearance of any page of our site, please contact us at the address below. To diagnose and fix the problem we first need to duplicate it. To this quickly it will help if you can tell us which version of which browser you were using, the URL of the page on which it occurred, and what happened. Screen shots are always helpful.
Access to publications on our site is provided to authorized subscribers and members. For institutions we provide IP authentication. For individuals and members of professional organizations authentication is by username and password. If you are unable to access a publication on the site please make certain that your subscription or membership is current. Non-renewal of a subscription or membership is the most common source of access problems.
If the subscription or membership is current, please contact us at the address below.
Help for Directory Editors
All listings in the International Directory of Philosophy, Directory of American Philosophers, and International Directory of Philosophy and Philosophers can be updated online by authorized editors.
If you have a problem with editorial procedure or online access to listing please contact the research editor:
EZproxy Server Setup
Important: PDC secures its site with SSL so a certificate has to be added to the EZproxy server to access secure content without browser warnings or errors.
Please review the SSL Certificate options here. EZproxy can use a free, self-signed certificate, but if institutions choose this option, patrons will get browser warnings when they access the secure content. Institutions can inform their patrons to click through this warning to get to the content, but the recommended solution is a Certificate Authority Issued Certificate that prevents these browser warnings.
To set up remote access via EZproxy you must add the correct stanza to your EZproxy configuration. Configurations vary depending on which resources your institution has access to and how you want to connect. Sample configurations are provided below for these online resources.
Philosophy Documentation Center
Title Philosophy Documentation Center
Find var urlNeu=urlAlt.replace(/http:/, “https:”);
Replace var urlNeu=urlAlt.replace(/http:\/\/www.pdcnet.org.*?(\/.*)$/, “https://^swww.pdcnet.org^$1″);
EZproxy Starting Point URLs
A Starting Point URL provides proxied access to an electronic resource that corresponds to a database stanza in the config.txt file. This URL consists of two parts, the proxy prefix and the target URL. The proxy prefix identifies your server and will always be the same. The target URL is the unique URL of the resource to which you are directing your users and providing proxied access. This URL must be configured correctly in your config.txt file for this starting point URL to work.
STARTING POINT OPTIONS
1. Connect to a list of Your Subscribed Titles on our site
Your Proxy Prefix + this Target URL: http://www.pdcnet.org/collection
2. Connect directly to a single title on our site
Your Proxy Prefix + this Target URL: http://www.pdcnet.org/collection/browse?fp=abbreviation of title
You can easily find the abbreviation of any publication on our site to set up the connection. For example, go to our alphabetical title list:
The part of the URL after the “=” sign is the abbreviation of the title. In this case it is “acorn”. The rest of the URL remains the same for each title.
3. Connect to the International Directory of Philosophy
Your Proxy Prefix + this Target URL: http://www.pdcnet.org/pdc-solr-gate/app/
More information on EZproxy Starting Point URLs is available from OCLC.
WAM Proxy Server Setup
Institutions that subscribe to online resources on our site can provide remote access for their users via proxy server. To set up remote access via WAM please add the following to your forwarding table: