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Single sign-on to online subscriptions with OpenAthens


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OpenAthens makes single sign-on to your library's online collection easy and seamless. This presentation explains the benefits of single sign-on to subscriptions and the various user journeys that are available when accessing journals.

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Single sign-on to online subscriptions with OpenAthens

  1. 1. Single sign-on to online subscriptions with OpenAthens Robert Scaysbrook – OpenAthens Account Manager Adam Snook –OpenAthens Technical Consultant
  2. 2. Library resources • Use of electronic resources has grown exponentially over past 10 years (many libraries are now 100% electronic) • Librarians subscribe to publisher resources • Their users go to the publisher website • Need to identify themselves as subscribers • Both on and off-site
  3. 3. The need for OpenAthens • IP authentication isn’t working for you? • Remote access is a priority? • Little IT support? • Wish to integrate with your existing user directory? • Want statistics by user category?
  4. 4. How librarians use OpenAthens  To achieve single sign-on to their entire online collection  To allow users remote access  To set permissions by individual or group  To get user statistics on resource usage  To reduce subscription costs  Benefit from our expert technical support and administrator training program
  5. 5. OpenAthens features • One individual username for all library resources • Subscribers defined independently of IP address • Fully hosted solution • Use our managed directory or your own • Easy administration tools – designed for librarians! • Includes customisable user portal
  6. 6. Improving access to your online collection
  7. 7. EBSCO A-Z list – with IP & Athens links
  8. 8. Thank you