Institutional Subscriptions

The Competitions Project offers institutional subscriptions.  With an institutional subscription, users have full access to the competitions.org website when accessing the site via the institution’s network without needing a login.  This service is designed to meet the needs of libraries but is open to other institutions as well. An institutional subscription provides:

  • an unsharable administrative login (with user name, email address, and password) and
  • a sharable institutional login (with separate user name, email address, and password)
  • no-login-needed access to the competitions.org website when accessing the site via the institution’s network using IP address authentication
  • login required access to the competitions.org website when accessing the site via the internet
  • a small number of additional unsharable logins if requested
  • a small additional ezine and newsletter subscriptions if requested

The weekly Competitions newsletters and monthly ezines are delivered to the email address of the institutional account.  The sharable institutional user name and password can be used to access the full competitions.org website from computers not on the institution’s network or when IP address authentication is not possible.  Subscription renewal and other administrative email are delivered to the email address of the administrative account.  The ezine and newsletter can be delivered to the administrative email address if desired by sending a request to scollyer@competitions.org.  The administrative user name and password can be used to access the administrative “profile page” [ Profile Page ] which is used to update billing information, IP address block information, and contact information.  By default, login user names are the email address of the login but can be changed by request. 

FAQ

Q: It’s not working.  What do I do?
A: Ask your librarian or other administrator to  contact us.  If you are the librarian or administrator, please contact us at scollyer@competitions.org with the IP address block with user name and email address for both the administrative and institutional accounts. (See below)
Q: What is a “profile page”?
A: It is the an administrative web page. Once logged in with the administrative user name and password, a librarian or other administrator can update contact, billing, IP address block, and other information. Passwords can also be changed. The profile page is at [ Profile Page ].  Be sure to login with the administrative user name and password.   The institutional user name and password can only be used to access the competitions articles, interviews, etc.
Q: What is the IP address block?
A: The no-login-needed feature of an institutional subscription requires that the institution’s network access the competitions.org server from a known set of IP addresses.  Your institution’s network administrators  choose these addresses and thus have this information.  Please keep the number of requested address blocks small.  A few large blocks are faster to check and easier to administer on our end.
Q: How can I check what IP address my proxy, etc server is using? 
A: That is a matter for network administrators.  But the COMPETITIONS server shows that you are currently using IP address: 54.158.39.172
Q: I updated the IP address block and it is correct but no-login-needed is still not working.  What is wrong?
A: Updating the IP address block requires a manual OK by the COMPETITIONS website administrator so there is a time delay.  But  also check your IP address and other information listed at the bottom of this page.  If the IP address listed is not in your address block then no-login-needed will not work.  It is possible that the IP address information is being lost due to proxy servers or … .  Your current IP address as seen by this (the COMPETITIONS) server is

Your current IP address: 54.158.39.172

If your IP address block does not include this address, no-login access will not work.
Q: Help!!  I set the IP block addresses in my profile page and …!
A: Please paste the above IP address and your login email address plus contact information and send it to us using the below contact form.

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Subject

Your Login name (if different from email address)

Your IP Address (from above)

Your Message


Thanks and our apologies for your difficulties.