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New updates coming online for OpenAthens customers over the spring

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We are launching a number of significant enhancements to OpenAthens this year. These will be phased as we update  e-resources within the catalogue to bring them in line with the new features. New features cover: 1. Easier connections to local user directories 2. Improved end user experience via the OpenAthens log-in screen 3. Extension of link management for […]

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Beyond IP authentication

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Publishers routinely use IP authentication to identify their subscribers. When a librarian purchases a subscription, they register the organisational IP address range with the publisher against that subscription. When a user arrives at the publisher’s website, the IP address is read from the browser, and then mapped  to the subscription database. The user is then […]

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F is for federation

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Over the past six months or so the F-word has been in every sentence around here as the OpenAthens service extends to incorporate federated access. So what does this mean and are there any differences between the OpenAthens Federation and access management federations such as the UK AMF, InCommon or GakuNin? The simple answer is […]

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OpenAthens across the globe

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After 28 hours of plane travel, 3 continents, 10 hotel nights, and 1 stolen mobile phone, I’ve recently returned home from INFO, Tel Aviv and MLA, Seattle. INFO ’12 Firstly, for those of you who don’t know, INFO has been running for over 20 years, organised by the publishing, subscriptions and technology organisation Teldan Information […]

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