www.eduserv.org.uk/openathensHelp your users to discoveryour contentWith OpenAthens & Link ResolversLyn Norris
What is OpenAthens?• Username password system• Can integrate with Active Directory or portal• Recognised by all major publ...
Libraries purchase OpenAthens because:• No IT support at all• Need library website & user management• Can install & run it...
MyAthens – internet portal
Email your users• OpenAthens users are self-selected• Users created on demand• Manually, from spreadsheets, from self regi...
Resources – available to patrons off-site• But patrons don’t understand ‘resources’• Where to find a particular journal• M...
Hand crafted journal list
EBSCO A-Z list – with IP & Athens links
What about search?• Multiple publisher platforms, all with individualsearch• Users want to search across them all• Library...
Link Resolvers• Libraries can buy access to the same journal from different platforms– Direct from publishers– Or from an ...
Quosa document delivery• New product from Elsevier• Corporate clients with document delivery accounts• Quosa intercepts do...
Discovery Services• EBSCO Discovery• Serials Solutions Summon• Take knowledge of your collection• Run searches across your...
Help users to discover your collection• OpenAthens for remote access & Internet portal• Publicise resources on portal• Jou...
Thank you
Help your users to discover your content with OpenAthens and Link Resolvers
Help your users to discover your content with OpenAthens and Link Resolvers
Help your users to discover your content with OpenAthens and Link Resolvers
Help your users to discover your content with OpenAthens and Link Resolvers
Help your users to discover your content with OpenAthens and Link Resolvers
Help your users to discover your content with OpenAthens and Link Resolvers
Help your users to discover your content with OpenAthens and Link Resolvers
Help your users to discover your content with OpenAthens and Link Resolvers
Help your users to discover your content with OpenAthens and Link Resolvers
Help your users to discover your content with OpenAthens and Link Resolvers
Help your users to discover your content with OpenAthens and Link Resolvers
Help your users to discover your content with OpenAthens and Link Resolvers
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Do your patrons search Google or PubMed and find they can’t access resources in the library collection? Frustrated that users don’t access resources from your library Intranet? Discover how to direct patrons to your subscribed material onsite and off-site using OpenAthens and link resolvers. See how easy it can be!

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  • Libraries spend large sums of money on their collection.Can be hard to direct their patrons to their subscribed content.How do patrons find this content?
  • First let me tell you about our product.
  • Here’s the portal associated with the OpenAthens product.Portal available on the internet.Librarian orientated tools to add content.User logs in with their MyAthens account issued by their library.
  • Get list of resources purchased by the library.Librarian adds resources when new subscriptions are purchased.Links automatically to the resource – no management of links required.
  • Click on these links - recognised as a member of your organisation immediately, even when off-site.
  • Another example of a instant link.
  • But this is at resource level.
  • Here’s a hand crafted journal A-Z using the librarian tools in MyAthens.But only for a small collection.
  • Here’s EBSCO’s A-Z for a much larger collection.Includes links for on-site users.Different links for off-site Athens users.Still single click access.
  • Users don’t always know which journal.Or want to be limited by material from a particular vendor.They want to go to one place and search across everything.
  • Ballarat Health Services in Victoria, Australia.Use EBSCO’s Link Source as link resolver.Populate PubMed & Google Scholar with their collection.This is PubMed with their LinkOut URL
  • Selected article with link resolver icon.
  • Get options for results.IP & Athens.User can choose – know whether they’re onsite of off-site.
  • Get to selected article in CINAHL.
  • Here’s the article – another single click.
  • Another example for a different customer.Medstar Washington Hospital using Google Scholar.User uses Library Links in Settings to select his library.
  • This time using TDNet’s Link ResolverUses the ‘FindIt ‘ icon
  • Link Resolver shows options for delivery.TDNet detects whether the user is on-site or not.Provides a single link – either IP or Athens.
  • Single click to the article
  • Another interesting product. Linked from your link resolver.As document delivery option.Maintains a virtual library of purchased articles.Links the user to that if already purchased by the organisation.
  • Unlike Google & PubMed, where the user searches across a body of content, only some of which belongs to your collection, the Discovery products search across your collection.
  • To summarise:Increase awareness of your subscribed content.Portal available on the Internet.Showing your resources.Use journal a-z to direct users to actual journals.Use link resolvers for Google Scholar & PubMed.
  • Help your users to discover your content with OpenAthens and Link Resolvers

    1. 1. www.eduserv.org.uk/openathensHelp your users to discoveryour contentWith OpenAthens & Link ResolversLyn Norris
    2. 2. What is OpenAthens?• Username password system• Can integrate with Active Directory or portal• Recognised by all major publishers• Designed for librarians• Remote access system for librarians• IP independent subscriber definition• Categorised statistics
    3. 3. Libraries purchase OpenAthens because:• No IT support at all• Need library website & user management• Can install & run it from the library• Remote access• No IT support to run EZproxy or VPN• Access to network from offsite not permitted• IP topology doesn’t match their subscriber base• large organisations with a single IP address range• US Dept of Defence; Dept of Veterans Affairs, hospital groups• Want granular statistics of usage• Abbott Labs, BP
    4. 4. MyAthens – internet portal
    5. 5. Email your users• OpenAthens users are self-selected• Users created on demand• Manually, from spreadsheets, from self registration• Generate email lists• Inform them of your resources• Offer training sessions
    6. 6. Resources – available to patrons off-site• But patrons don’t understand ‘resources’• Where to find a particular journal• Maybe journals or ebooks would be better• Journal A-Z
    7. 7. Hand crafted journal list
    8. 8. EBSCO A-Z list – with IP & Athens links
    9. 9. What about search?• Multiple publisher platforms, all with individualsearch• Users want to search across them all• Library options are Google Scholar & PubMed– Journal article information• Need associated link resolvers
    10. 10. Link Resolvers• Libraries can buy access to the same journal from different platforms– Direct from publishers– Or from an aggregator like Ovid, EBSCO or Ingenta• Link Resolvers route the user to the appropriate copy for his library• Examples:– EBSCO’s Link Source– TDNET’s link resolver– SFX– Serials Solutions• Need to be configured for the library’s collection• And their authentication routes
    11. 11. Quosa document delivery• New product from Elsevier• Corporate clients with document delivery accounts• Quosa intercepts doc del requests from link resolver• Checks against already purchased articles• Only then sends request to doc del service
    12. 12. Discovery Services• EBSCO Discovery• Serials Solutions Summon• Take knowledge of your collection• Run searches across your collection• Use link resolvers to take user to appropriate copies
    13. 13. Help users to discover your collection• OpenAthens for remote access & Internet portal• Publicise resources on portal• Journal A-Z for journal discovery• Link Resolvers hooked into PubMed & GoogleScholar• Get more usage from your subscriptions
    14. 14. Thank you

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