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Books may be accessed directly from links in the MARC records that have been loaded into the catalog of a purchasing institution. These records contain stable URLs that represent the most reliable way to reach the material at our site. If a subscribing institution has an access system that requires that URLs be rewritten, such as for proxy service, statistics tabulation, etc., that institution will need to make those local modifications to the URLs as system access requires.

For most access problems (particularly off-campus), including any proxy server questions, please consult the list of common access problems at:

http://www.lib.umich.edu/digital-library-production-service-dlps/dlps-common-access-problems.

If you experience any browser compatibility issues, you may want to try downloading an updated browser from one of the following sites:

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Do not distribute the download link — BAR titles can be accessed by users in a variety of ways, which impacts the URL generated.


Discoverability / Delivery Services

The table below reflects the status of each vendor product.

VendorProduct TypeProduct NameStatus
EBSCODiscoveryEBSCO Discovery ServicePending

Knowledge BaseHoldings & Linking Manager (HLM)Active
OCLCKnowledge BaseCollection ManagerPending

Knowledge BaseWorldCatPending

Knowledge BaseWorldSharePending
ProQuest / Ex LibrisDiscoveryPrimo (Central Discovery Index)Pending

DiscoverySummon (Central Discovery Index)Pending

Knowledge Base360 (Client Center, Intota)Pending

Knowledge BaseAlma Community ZonePending

Knowledge BaseSFXPending


MARC Records

MARC records are available free to subscribers. Please contact birgit.thaller@barpublishing.com visit https://umich.box.com/v/barpublishing-marc to download.

PLEASE NOTE: The records are MARC21, USMARC records, in Unicode UTF-8 format. There may be a discrepancy between the number of records and the number of books in the collection due to the fact that multi-volume sets share a single record. Every effort has been made to bring these records up to current national standards.

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If you would like to add an IP address to your authorized range (or remove one), please send us your update request (CIDR format preferred) by contacting bar-support@umich.edu, and the data will be forwarded to our technical support team. We will send a confirmation when the update has been made. Please note there is no separate log-in allowing subscribers to independently enter updates.

The University of Michigan campus backbone, on which Fulcrum is hosted, does not support IPv6 at this time. Please continue to send us your IPv4 ranges for basic authentication.

Common Access Problems

If you experience problems that result in being prompted for authentication, inability to reach the authentication page itself, or receiving a message that collections are not authorized, please consult: httphttps://www.lib.umich.edu/digital-library-production-service-dlps/dlps-common-access-problems.

Shibboleth / OpenAthens / SSO

The BAR Digital Collection supports access for your institution's members through federated Single Sign-On technologies such as Shibboleth or OpenAthens. Please be aware that there may be a charge for OpenAthens Federation. Fulcrum is a member of InCommon and participates in eduGAIN.  To allow your members to access the Collection via your Shibboleth / OpenAthens Identity Provider requires the following:

  1. Your institution must have a SAML-based Identity Provider (IdP) whose metadata we can consume via a stable URL and which defines a security domain using shibMD:scope. This is most commonly achieved through membership to an identity federation that participates in eduGAIN. The following federations have been confirmed to support access to Fulcrum via eduGAIN as of November 2019:
    • Canadian Access Federation (CAF)
    • HEAnet / Edugate
    • InCommon
    • UK Federation
  2. Your Identity Provider must be configured to release attribute 'eduPersonScopedAffiliation' to entityId 'https://fulcrum.org/sp'.
  3. You must provide us with the entityId of your Identity Provider.

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