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Monday 5th Oct 2020

Getting the best out of your relationship with your IT team

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Wednesday 18th Mar 2020

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Wednesday 9th Jun 2021

IOP Publishing test integration to enhance user experience

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Working with your IT team. Man explaining to woman
By Emma Wilson-ShawMonday 5th Oct 2020

Getting the best out of your relationship with your IT team

Hello I’m Emma, the e-resource manager at OpenAthens. I’m also …

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home working
By Jon BentleyWednesday 18th Mar 2020

COVID-19 statement

Latest update: 18 March 2020 In light of the global …

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federated access
By Lauren HardingFriday 28th May 2021

Federated access increases resource usage

Federated access improves the end-user experience. This maximizes resource usage …

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By Jake SmallridgeThursday 27th May 2021

How to set up the new MyAthens: a step-by-step guide

We hope you are as excited as we are to get your …

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By Cintia DabesTuesday 25th May 2021

Complete MyAthens overhaul unveiled

MyAthens supports librarians in curating and managing resources through a …

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cross road sign
By Lauren HardingMonday 17th May 2021

Crossing the digital divide through collaboration – Access Lab 2021 panel debate

A key highlight of our 2021 Access Lab event was …

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Stethoscope on side
By Lauren HardingThursday 13th May 2021

How NHS Digital rose to the challenge of creating a single sign-on process – Access Lab 2021

Access Lab 2021 – NHS Digital with Darren Hutton  Darren Hutton, product …

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MyAthens is a library-owned portal used by librarians around the world.
By Jake SmallridgeTuesday 20th Apr 2021

Meet the new MyAthens: enhancing user experience for patrons and administrators

Being part of OpenAthens for the last 15 years, MyAthens …

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By Jane CharltonWednesday 17th Mar 2021

Winner of our Best Publisher UX Award 2021!

We’re pleased to reveal nkoda as the 2021 winner of …

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FAQs
By Lauren HardingFriday 29th Jan 2021

Multiple administrator FAQ

As part of our ongoing changes to improve remote working …

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Meet the team
By Lauren HardingMonday 25th Jan 2021

Meet the team – Stacey Pattie, implementation specialist

On this month’s meet the team, we meet Stacey Pattie, …

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Year in review. Chinese lanterns.
By Jane CharltonMonday 18th Jan 2021

2020: year in review

As we review 2020, it’s with a huge sigh of …

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ALA. Graduate in a library with books
By Jane CharltonThursday 21st Jan 2021

OpenAthens joins the American Library Association (ALA)

We’re pleased to announce our corporate membership of the American …

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By Jane CharltonMonday 18th Jan 2021

Finalists of our Best publisher UX award 2021

We’re excited to announce the two finalists of our Best …

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Library user. MLAs 2021
By Jane CharltonThursday 14th Jan 2021

OpenAthens awarded Platinum at 2021 MLAs

OpenAthens receives Platinum distinction in 2021 Modern Library Awards (MLAs) …

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By Sophie AllenThursday 4th Mar 2021

Leeds Beckett University provides real evidence on resource usage and user engagement with OpenAthens

Leeds Beckett University has two library sites; one in Leeds …

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By Sophie AllenMonday 11th Jan 2021

Introducing further changes to improve remote working for OpenAthens administrators

Identity verification at login for administrators   Is your contact email in OpenAthens up …

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Digital divide
By Lauren HardingFriday 8th Jan 2021

Challenging the digital divide – how 2020 is exposing challenges in access to information

‘Tech-celleration’ has taken place in 2020. According to a McKinsey …

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Access Lab 2020
By Sophie AllenFriday 4th Dec 2020

Access Lab 2021 conference line up announced

We unveil the details of our annual Access Lab conference …

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thought leadership
By Lauren HardingFriday 27th Nov 2020

Removing barriers to access – why user experience needs to be higher on the agenda

If the pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that remote …

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Proxied resources
By Emma Wilson-ShawMonday 7th Dec 2020

Why proxies deliver a poor remote access experience for library users

2020 has brought us many challenges, not least trying to …

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Reference library - HathiTrust
By Jane CharltonMonday 2nd Nov 2020

OpenAthens bolsters HathiTrust’s offer to academic libraries

We’re pleased to announce that HathiTrust has joined the OpenAthens …

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Software developer with screen
By Jane CharltonWednesday 28th Oct 2020

New publisher
consultancy service

We’re excited to announce our new publisher consultancy service, designed …

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By Jane CharltonThursday 8th Oct 2020

Award submissions open for publisher user experience

UPDATE: Application deadline extended to 30 November 2020. We’re delighted …

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UX design
By Jon BentleyMonday 5th Oct 2020

Authentication: #1 building block for access to resources

In preparation for Libraries Week, I was asked to think …

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Design process
By Sophie AllenMonday 5th Oct 2020

MyAthens redesign – the what, the why, the how!

Getting ready for the MyAthens update – a few questions …

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Access Lab 2019 audience
By Jane CharltonWednesday 30th Sep 2020

Access Lab 2021 call for speakers

We’re delighted to announce details of our Access Lab conference …

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Research methods
By Sophie AllenFriday 2nd Oct 2020

A study of user preferences by OpenAthens – call for participants

What do you do when researching a topic? Introduction of …

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NISO Collaboration
By Sophie AllenTuesday 15th Sep 2020

OpenAthens joins as member of National Information Standards Organization (NISO)

OpenAthens joins as member of National Information Standards Organization (NISO). …

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Park street
By Vee RogachevaThursday 17th Sep 2020

OpenAthens reports on impact of coronavirus crisis

According to Vee Rogacheva, UX and service designer at leading …

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Library
By Sophie AllenFriday 4th Sep 2020

Meet the team: Emma Wilson-Shaw

On this month’s meet the team, we meet Emma Wilson-Shaw, …

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Handshake
By Kieran PrinceMonday 10th Aug 2020

Talkin ’bout my federation

This blog series is the first in a series we’ve …

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Keyboard
By Sophie AllenMonday 10th Aug 2020

OpenAthens webinar review: A password-less future?

David Orrell, application architect at OpenAthens, discussed what the future …

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SS Great Britain in Bristol
By Sophie AllenTuesday 28th Jul 2020

OpenAthens celebrates 25 years’ enabling access to knowledge    

OpenAthens celebrates 25 year anniversary! We will mark the milestone with …

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Exact editions digital subscriptions
By Michelle SilvestreThursday 30th Jul 2020

Exact Editions digital subscriptions now accessible through OpenAthens

Libraries who utilise OpenAthens can now access Exact Editions digital …

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QxMD
By Michelle SilvestreThursday 30th Jul 2020

OpenAthens collaborates with QxMD to bolster medical institutions’ offering

OpenAthens, the single sign-on solution for libraries, is pleased to …

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bristol bridge
By Jane CharltonThursday 23rd Jul 2020

OpenAthens in 2020: Celebrating 25 years 

OpenAthens in 2020: Celebrating 25 years. We have come a …

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By Phil LeahyThursday 25th Jun 2020

An assumed understanding of SAML

My favourite session during our Access Lab 2020 conference was …

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Global Growth
By Jane CharltonFriday 19th Jun 2020

Supporting our customers worldwide

We recently caught up with our commercial director Jon Bentley …

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ClinOwl
By Jane CharltonFriday 19th Jun 2020

Healthcare researchers benefit from ClinOwl and OpenAthens partnership

OpenAthens is pleased to announce a partnership with ClinOwl, a new …

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Group work
By Jane CharltonThursday 28th May 2020

Access Lab 2020 panel discussion: Privacy vs personalisation

The panel debate is always a highlight of the annual …

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By Sophie AllenWednesday 24th Jun 2020

Meet the team – Sarah Thompson

On this month’s meet the team, we meet Sarah Thompson, …

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The future of libraries
By Jane CharltonWednesday 20th May 2020

The Future of Libraries – Reflections on Access Lab 2020 keynote

At our 2020 Access Lab conference, CILIP’s chief executive Nick …

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NASA image of earth
By Sophie AllenTuesday 12th May 2020

Why OpenAthens makes accessing knowledge simple through a single sign-on

OpenAthens are committed more than ever to make it easy …

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Coastline
By Sophie AllenTuesday 19th May 2020

Meet the team: Blake Anderson

Account manager Blake Anderson is next up on meet the …

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Data Gathering
By Jane CharltonMonday 4th May 2020

‘No’ to publishers gathering personal data

Sally Hoadley, Content Supplier Coordinator at the University of Surrey, …

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Library book case
By Andy AndersonWednesday 29th Apr 2020

OpenAthens101: A guide for our librarians – Redirector links

A redirector link is a simple way of setting up …

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By Karen AbelTuesday 28th Apr 2020

Top tips on setup for OpenAthens  

Karen Abel, subscriptions and e-resources coordinator at University of Leeds …

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By Jane CharltonMonday 27th Apr 2020

Semantic Scholar support institutional login and full text research access

We are pleased to announce a partnership with The Allen …

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By Sophie AllenFriday 17th Apr 2020

Working from home as an OpenAthens information manager

As we adapt to our new normal of consistent working …

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Decorative image of UX award
By Jane CharltonMonday 6th Apr 2020

Winner of our ‘Best publisher UX award’ 2020

We’re pleased to announce the winner of our inaugural Best …

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Access Lab 2020
By Jane CharltonMonday 6th Apr 2020

Access Lab 2020 review: Simplifying the future together

We review and reflect on our online Access Lab 2020 …

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Suspension Bridge, Bristol
By Michelle SilvestreTuesday 31st Mar 2020

Meet the team – Jane Charlton

Jane Charlton is marketing manager at OpenAthens. Have a read …

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Library book case
By Andy AndersonWednesday 27th Mar 2019

OpenAthens 101: A guide for our librarians – Discovery hints

This blog will cover how discovery hints help your users …

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reports
By Vee RogachevaMonday 23rd Mar 2020

Resource usage reporting for library consortia 

The team here at OpenAthens has just introduced resource usage reporting for our consortium customers like GALILEO in Georgia and FLVC (Florida Virtual Campus). The new feature provides …

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Computer
By Sophie AllenMonday 9th Mar 2020

Meet the team – Jake Smallridge

Jake joined our team as a product manager back in …

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Map of China
By Jane CharltonMonday 9th Mar 2020

China increases remote access to scientific information

China increases remote access to scientific information for students in …

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Person designing mobile user experience
By Esther HarrisTuesday 3rd Mar 2020

Putting users at the heart of publisher service design

Putting users at the heart of publisher service design is …

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Books
By Jane CharltonThursday 6th Feb 2020

Access Lab 2020: how to help users get on the right path—even if they start off on the wrong foot 

How help users get on the right path — even …

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Decorative image of UX award
By Jane CharltonMonday 10th Feb 2020

Best publisher UX award 2020 finalists

We’re excited to announce the three finalists for our Best …

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Library book case
By Andy AndersonMonday 17th Feb 2020

OpenAthens 101: A guide for our librarians – Housekeeping

This time on OpenAthens101: A guide for our librarians we …

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By Jane CharltonMonday 3rd Feb 2020

SPIE Digital Library leverages OpenAthens authentication for optics and photonics research

We’re pleased to announce that SPIE, the not-for-profit international society …

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Meeting
By Sophie AllenFriday 24th Jan 2020

Meet the team – Christos Skoutas

Christos joined our team as senior business development manager back …

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Library book case
By Andy AndersonMonday 3rd Feb 2020

OpenAthens 101: A guide for our librarians – After end-users activate their OpenAthens account

This time on OpenAthens 101: A guide for our librarians …

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By Michelle SilvestreWednesday 15th Jan 2020

Access Lab 2020: improving library user access and workflows

Star speakers from across the information industry will share their …

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women punching the air at laptop
By Michelle SilvestreThursday 9th Jan 2020

OpenAthens receives
Product of the Year in
2020 Modern Library Awards

We’re thrilled to announce we have received Product of the …

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Swedish library
By Michelle SilvestreMonday 23rd Dec 2019

Access Lab 2020: Nick Poole on the role of libraries

Nick Poole, CEO of CILIP, the UK’s library and information …

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OpenAthens Conference 2019 audience
By Jane CharltonMonday 23rd Dec 2019

Our year in review

As we approach the new year, it is time to …

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Research text
By Vee RogachevaMonday 2nd Dec 2019

The missing link in the academic publishing cycle

The process of discovery and access to academic content is …

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Full programme for Access Lab 2020
By Michelle SilvestreWednesday 20th Nov 2019

Programme for Access Lab 2020 conference announced

We’re very excited to reveal the programme for our annual …

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Researcher on laptop
By Jane CharltonThursday 31st Oct 2019

OpenAthens and Yewno partner to facilitate knowledge discovery

We are pleased to announce a new strategic partnership with …

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Library book case
By Andy AndersonTuesday 21st Jan 2020

OpenAthens 101: a guide for our librarians – Schema editor

This time in OpenAthens 101: A guide for our librarians …

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Library book case
By Andy AndersonThursday 28th Nov 2019

OpenAthens 101: A guide for our librarians – Email Address Login

This time in OpenAthens 101: A guide for our librarians …

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Library book case
By Andy AndersonTuesday 12th Nov 2019

OpenAthens 101: a guide for our librarians – Logos

This is the first in a series of posts about …

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Headphones
By Jane CharltonTuesday 15th Oct 2019

Meet the team – Sylwia Zientek

Sylwia joined our team as first line application support analyst …

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Lean Library partners with OpenAthens
By Michelle SilvestreTuesday 22nd Oct 2019

Lean Library partners with OpenAthens

We’re very pleased to announce a partnership with Lean Library, …

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By Sophie AllenMonday 21st Oct 2019

Recap of digital innovations at ILI 2019

The 2019 annual Internet Librarian International (ILI) conference was hosted …

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Mapping end-user journeys
By Vee RogachevaMonday 14th Oct 2019

UX recommendations for improved access to content

Our UX designer, Vee Rogacheva, outlines our top ten UX …

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By Jane CharltonFriday 11th Oct 2019

OpenAthens unveils new embeddable version of organisation discovery service Wayfinder

We are proud to announce the launch of our new embeddable version of Wayfinder organisational …

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By Jane CharltonTuesday 8th Oct 2019

How are publishers responding to the digitisation of the sector?

We catch up with Duncan Campbell, Wiley’s senior director of global …

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Access Lab 2020
By Michelle SilvestreTuesday 1st Oct 2019

OpenAthens launches automated web links audit system designed to improve set-up process for libraries

We’re happy to announce that we have developed a proprietary …

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By Michelle SilvestreTuesday 24th Sep 2019

Top tips for marketing OpenAthens to users

We know that one of the significant challenges that you …

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Access Lab 2020
By Sophie AllenTuesday 17th Sep 2019

Meet the team – Kieran Prince

Kieran is our international sales manager and we recently caught up with …

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By Jane CharltonTuesday 1st Oct 2019

OpenAthens announces Access Lab 2020 conference

Who: OpenAthens  Where: America Square Conference Centre, London  When: Thursday 19 March 2020  …

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Publisher workshop - 11 Sept 2019
By Jane CharltonMonday 2nd Sep 2019

Publisher workshop: improving user access and engagement

We’re hosting a workshop for publishers ahead of this year’s …

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By Michelle SilvestreThursday 29th Aug 2019

Catching up with Gemma Wood, marketing manager at CILIP

CILIP is the UK’s library and information association and, back …

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By Jane CharltonMonday 5th Aug 2019

Applications for Best Publisher User Experience Award are open!

We have just opened applications for our Best Publisher User …

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By Jane CharltonMonday 29th Jul 2019

Publishers – Did you know?

We’ve enhanced our products to make it easier for you …

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By Michelle SilvestreMonday 22nd Jul 2019

Providing access to specific user groups

Providing access to specific user groups We want to make …

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OpenAthens Conference 2019 exhibition
By Jane CharltonMonday 1st Jul 2019

Meet the team – Matt Olive

We caught up with Matt to find out a little …

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Conference 2019 exhibition
By Jane CharltonWednesday 3rd Jul 2019

Launch of our new user-centred brand

We are delighted to reveal our new user-centred identity at …

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By Jane CharltonTuesday 28th May 2019

Meet the team – Luke Taylor

We caught up with Luke to find out a little …

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RA21 recommendations
By Jane CharltonThursday 16th May 2019

Improving access to content – our response to the draft RA21 recommendations

We welcome the draft RA21 ‘Recommended practices for improved access to institutionally-provided …

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EBSCO OpenAthens podcast
By Michelle SilvestreWednesday 8th May 2019

How user experiences drive design decisions: a podcast discussion with OpenAthens’ Vee Rogacheva

Gathering data from users on their experiences to inform development …

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OpenAthens Conference panel discussion
By Jane CharltonFriday 26th Apr 2019

OpenAthens Conference 2019: Piracy as a disruptor for change – panel discussion

The pinnacle and one of the key highlights to our …

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OpenAthens Conference 2019 case studies
By Michelle SilvestreWednesday 24th Apr 2019

OpenAthens Conference 2019: Case studies on data, training and technology

Attendees at the OpenAthens Conference 2019 had an exciting and busy agenda …

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OpenAthens 2019 conference
By Jane CharltonTuesday 16th Apr 2019

OpenAthens 2019 conference: ‘user-centred by design’

Improved user–centred design in digital media and publishing is the …

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UX Designer Vee Rogacheva
By Michelle SilvestreMonday 8th Apr 2019

Meet the team – Vee Rogacheva

We caught up with Vee to find out a little bit more …

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GALILEO virtual library
By Michelle SilvestreTuesday 5th Mar 2019

Interview with Russell Palmer, assistant director at GALILEO virtual library

Star speakers from across the information industry will share their …

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OpenAthens and RA21 initiative
By Todd CarpenterWednesday 20th Feb 2019

Guest blog: Todd Carpenter, NISO outlines the work of RA21 to simplify access

Star speakers from across the information industry will share their …

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OpenAthens reporting features
By Michelle SilvestreTuesday 19th Feb 2019

How our new reporting tool supports decisions around resource and budget allocation

According to research we carried out in 2018, a staggering …

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BBC at OpenAthens Conference
By Dan RamsdenTuesday 12th Feb 2019

Guest blog: BBC’s Dan Ramsden shares his thinking around intentional architecture and three models for UX design

Star speakers from across the information industry will share their …

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OpenAthens and College of Policing
By Jane CharltonTuesday 5th Feb 2019

Emily Powell, College of Policing discusses piracy ahead of our conference panel debate

Star speakers from across the information industry will share their …

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OpenAthens works with
By Michelle SilvestreTuesday 29th Jan 2019

Libraries – did you know?

Did you know OpenAthens works with several third-party applications? We’ve …

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OpenAthens 2018 year in review
By Jane CharltonTuesday 22nd Jan 2019

2018: year in review

As we’re now firmly ensconced in the new year, we …

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Modern Library Awards
By Michelle SilvestreFriday 11th Jan 2019

OpenAthens receives Platinum in 2019 Modern Library Awards from LibraryWorks

OpenAthens is pleased to announce it has received a platinum …

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Opportunities for librarians
By Michelle SilvestreTuesday 8th Jan 2019

Opportunities and challenges for librarians created by technology: a podcast discussion with OpenAthens’ Kristina Symes

Creating a seamless user experience is the biggest challenge facing …

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mobile-based research
By Michelle SilvestreMonday 17th Dec 2018

Growing prevalence of mobile-based research signals new era for libraries according to latest findings

Sponsored by OpenAthens, the research gathered information from more than …

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Federated access management
By Catherine MicklethwaiteWednesday 12th Dec 2018

Guest blog: Federated access management – has it failed the end user?

In July, we hosted a webinar to discuss whether federated …

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By Jon BentleyTuesday 11th Dec 2018

OpenAthens joins Jisc and looks forward to the challenges of 2019

It’s an exciting time at OpenAthens as we join Jisc …

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Jisc merger
By Jon BentleyTuesday 11th Dec 2018

Jisc merger FAQs

We’ve collated some FAQs to help answer your questions around …

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The Markets 2018
By Jane CharltonMonday 26th Nov 2018

The Markets 2018 – new publishing revenue models

Last month I attended The Markets 2018 at the Frankfurt Book Fair to gain new market …

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OpenAthens and PressReader
By Jane CharltonThursday 22nd Nov 2018

Expanded OpenAthens partnership makes PressReader more accessible to students around the world

After years of successful partnership with OpenAthens, PressReader integrated the identity …

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Google generation’s access to content
By Luke TaylorWednesday 21st Nov 2018

OpenAthens blog: The Google generation’s access to content

Our agile team lead Luke Taylor spoke with University Business to discuss students’ expectations when it comes …

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InCommon sponsored partner
By Jane CharltonThursday 1st Nov 2018

OpenAthens announces partnership with Macalester College and joins InCommon Federation as sponsored partner

Minnesota-based liberal arts university Macalester College has chosen to work …

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User-centred by design
By Jane CharltonTuesday 30th Oct 2018

OpenAthens unveils top speakers at 2019 conference ‘User-centred by design’

Federated access management specialist OpenAthens signs up stellar speakers for …

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GALILEO virtual library
By Kieran PrinceWednesday 31st Oct 2018

ALPSP Conference: cOAlition S and the future of Open Access

Our international sales manager, Kieran Prince, reflects on this year’s …

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RA21 representatives
By Jane CharltonWednesday 24th Oct 2018

OpenAthens appointed as representatives on the RA21 committees

OpenAthens, provider of federated identity and access management services to …

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OpenAthens product manager
By Michelle SilvestreWednesday 21st Apr 2021

Meet the team – Adam Snook

We caught up with Adam to find out a little …

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IP-based access failing end users
By Jane CharltonThursday 11th Oct 2018

OpenAthens at Charleston Conference 2018: Why IP-based access is failing end users?

OpenAthens, which provides federated identity and access management services to …

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OpenAthens Wayfinder
By Jane CharltonTuesday 9th Oct 2018

OpenAthens launches Wayfinder at Frankfurt Book Fair

OpenAthens, which provides federated identity and access management services to …

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the revolution of user experience
By Michelle SilvestreTuesday 11th Sep 2018

OpenAthens explores the revolution of user experience online at Internet Librarian 2018

OpenAthens, which provides federated identity and access management services to …

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New reporting interface for libraries - Q&A
By Adam SnookWednesday 5th Sep 2018

New reporting interface for libraries – Q&A

After months of work we are excited to announce the …

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piracy forcing industry transformation
By Phil LeahyTuesday 4th Sep 2018

How piracy is forcing industry transformation

The thorny issue of piracy is creating a real sea …

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Open Access
By Kieran PrinceFriday 3rd Aug 2018

Open Access impact and Federated Access Management

I recently attended an ALPSP seminar “The Power of Partnership …

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CILIP Conference 2018 – Bursary for Customers
By Jo McCrossanThursday 2nd Aug 2018

Guest blog: CILIP Conference 2018

Five years ago, and six weeks into my career in …

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New OpenAthens reporting
By Adam SnookFriday 3rd Aug 2018

New OpenAthens reporting interface for libraries

After months of work we are excited to announce the …

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experience
By Vee RogachevaThursday 21st Jun 2018

Understanding students’ behaviour and expectations: When bad user experience becomes a barrier to content

Understanding your users’ experience is key to the success of …

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membership
By Jane CharltonWednesday 6th Jun 2018

OpenAthens joins Publishers Association and ALPSP

OpenAthens, which provides federated identity and access management services to …

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Federated access failed the end user
By Jane CharltonWednesday 30th May 2018

Has federated access failed the end user?

New webinar announced to facilitate debate. OpenAthens, which provides federated …

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Advice for modern Librarian
By Michelle SilvestreTuesday 22nd May 2018

OpenAthens’ Own Published Author

Kristina Botyriute, who works at OpenAthens as a lead technical …

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Call for speakers -OpenAthens Conference 2019
By Michelle SilvestreMonday 14th May 2018

Call for speakers – OpenAthens Conference 2019

We’re pleased to announce a Call for Speakers for the …

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OpenAthens selects Google Cloud
By Jane CharltonThursday 10th May 2018

OpenAthens Selects Google for its Move to the Public Cloud

Identity and federated access management provider OpenAthens has chosen Google …

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Guide for Librarians
By Michelle SilvestreFriday 4th May 2018

OpenAthens’ technical consultant turns author to publish ‘A Guide for the Modern Librarian’

Kristina Botyriute, lead technical pre-sales consultant at federated access management …

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World Politics Review uses OpenAthens
By Jane CharltonThursday 3rd May 2018

World Politics Review Becomes One of the First Global Publishers to use OpenAthens’ New Cloud Product

Internationally renowned World Politics Review is among the first information …

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How publishers can improve their online platforms by focusing on users' needs
By Vee RogachevaMonday 23rd Apr 2018

Five tips for improving users’ online research experience

How publishers can improve their online platforms by focusing on …

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DIY Guerrilla research for university librarians
By Vee RogachevaWednesday 18th Apr 2018

DIY Guerrilla research for university librarians

5 easy steps to empathy I’m working with the OpenAthens team on number …

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OpenAthens Conference 2018 wrap-up
By Jon BentleyTuesday 3rd Apr 2018

Great success at this year’s British Library event ‘Championing the user’

This year’s fantastic event showcased user demands and patterns as …

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CILIP Conference 2018 – Bursary for Customers
By Michelle SilvestreTuesday 3rd Apr 2018

CILIP Conference 2018 – Bursary for Customers

Calling all OpenAthens customers! As an exhibitor and supporter of the …

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GALILEO
By Michelle SilvestreFriday 23rd Mar 2018

GALILEO to Provide Users with Federated Single Sign-On Access in New Agreement with EBSCO Information Services and OpenAthens

End users will be able to discover and seamlessly access …

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OpenAthens partners with LM Information Delivery
By Michelle SilvestreMonday 19th Mar 2018

OpenAthens partners with LM Information Delivery to enhance offering for library clients

Federated access management specialist OpenAthens partners with LM Information Delivery …

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moving from Shibboleth to OpenAthens
By Trevor HoughFriday 16th Mar 2018

Implications for online library resource access following the introduction of single sign-on at the University of Leeds

OpenAthens 2018 Conference speaker Trevor Hough, Service and Support Coordinator …

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authentication landscapes
By Jon BentleyTuesday 13th Mar 2018

Authentication landscapes of tomorrow

OpenAthens 2018 Conference speaker Jon Bentley discusses what we can …

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Piracy, privacy and the Digital Charter
By William BowesThursday 1st Mar 2018

Piracy, privacy and the Digital Charter

OpenAthens 2018 Conference opening keynote speaker: William Bowes, director of policy …

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OpenAthens Conference
By Beth RutterWednesday 14th Feb 2018

Hot topics at this year’s OpenAthens conference

The theme for this year’s OpenAthens conference is ‘championing the …

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OpenAthens and GDPR
By Martyn JansenThursday 8th Feb 2018

We’re ready for GDPR – are you?

In May this year any organisations holding ‘personal data’ will …

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OpenAthens Conference 2018
By Beth RutterWednesday 24th Jan 2018

OpenAthens 2018 Conference Launches

Federated access management specialist OpenAthens is to host a conference …

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Personalisation via secure single sign-on
By Beth RutterTuesday 16th Jan 2018

How to create a better reading experience: Personalisation via secure single sign-on

Publishers, platform providers, and other teams that deliver content services …

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2017 Year in Review
By Beth RutterFriday 15th Dec 2017

2017 Year in Review

As the end of the year approaches, we look back …

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OpenAthens replaces Shibbolet
By Beth RutterWednesday 13th Dec 2017

Doncaster College adopts OpenAthens for single sign-on

Doncaster College is the latest further education institution to adopt …

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New insights report – identity and access management for global pharmaceutical companies
By Beth RutterMonday 11th Dec 2017

New insights report – identity and access management for global pharmaceutical companies

A 2017 insights paper examining challenges and solutions around authentication …

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federated access management
By Jon BentleyThursday 30th Nov 2017

A miracle of collaboration

When January comes I’ll have been working in the world …

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user log-in technology
By Beth RutterFriday 24th Nov 2017

What’s new in user log-in technology and design?

Authentication technology is continually moving forwards, but the user journey …

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OpenID Connect
By Beth RutterThursday 16th Nov 2017

OpenAthens Cloud awarded OpenID Connect self-certification

OpenAthens is pleased to announce that its new content provider …

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OpenAthens Cloud for Publishers and Content Providers
By Jane CharltonThursday 2nd Nov 2017

Frankfurt Book Fair – it’s all about the conversations

Frankfurt Book Fair – it’s all about the conversations Thursday …

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OpenAthens Cloud
By Jane CharltonWednesday 11th Oct 2017

OpenAthens Cloud launches at the Frankfurt Book Fair

OpenAthens builds upon its global access tools for digital content …

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Enhance your user’s experience
By Kristina BotyriuteTuesday 10th Oct 2017

Are you getting the most out of OpenAthens?

Every service subscription comes with expectations. Netflix subscribers want to …

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OpenAthens listed in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace
By Beth RutterThursday 5th Oct 2017

OpenAthens now available in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace

We’re pleased to announce that OpenAthens, in partnership with Microsoft, …

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OpenAthens Cloud uses OpenID Connect
By Beth RutterThursday 5th Oct 2017

OpenAthens Cloud and OpenID Connect – working together for a secure user journey

To mark both European Cybersecurity month this October, and the …

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Engagement and data driven decision making for libraries
By Jon BentleyTuesday 8th Aug 2017

Engagement and data driven decision making for libraries – 3 good questions to ask

Data. It’s everywhere. Measuring us and monitoring us – and …

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Signing into OpenAthens
By Beth RutterTuesday 1st Aug 2017

Transforming the student experience with identity management and SSO

Access to online information resources is vital for both students …

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BBC
By Beth RutterThursday 20th Jul 2017

BBC Monitoring extends global access by joining the OpenAthens Federation

BBC Monitoring has joined the OpenAthens Federation, further expanding its …

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OpenAthens launches Health Check
By Beth RutterTuesday 18th Jul 2017

OpenAthens launches Health Check service

OpenAthens launches Health Check – a review, by our expert …

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OpenAthens LA training January 2018
By Beth RutterTuesday 4th Jul 2017

OpenAthens LA training – Thursday 25th January 2018

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OpenAthens LA training October 2017
By Beth RutterTuesday 4th Jul 2017

OpenAthens LA training – Thursday 26th October 2017

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OpenAthens MD training January 2018
By Beth RutterTuesday 4th Jul 2017

OpenAthens MD training – Thursday 18th January 2018

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OpenAthens MD training October 2017
By Beth RutterTuesday 4th Jul 2017

OpenAthens MD training – Thursday 12th October 2017

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Industry voices on IAM: Simon Inger
By Beth RutterWednesday 10th May 2017

Industry voices on IAM: Simon Inger, Simon Inger Consulting

In the latest of our series of interviews with representatives …

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Industry voices on IAM: Ingenta
By Jon BentleyWednesday 12th Apr 2017

Industry voices on IAM: Byron Russell and Paul Overend, Ingenta

In our latest Industry Voices interview, we speak with Byron …

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Librarians and IT Managers Love OpenAthens
By Beth RutterTuesday 11th Apr 2017

Ten reasons why Librarians and IT Managers love OpenAthens

We think OpenAthens is great but we don’t want you …

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Publisher platforms
By Jon BentleyMonday 30th Jan 2017

Publishers: pivot to accelerate enterprise subscriptions

Over the last decade commercial publishers have moved onto new …

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Information security
By Louise EagleMonday 30th Jan 2017

New security & authentication white paper from OpenAthens

OpenAthens white paper illustrates the importance of information security for …

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OpenAthens' 2017 plans
By Louise EagleTuesday 24th Jan 2017

OpenAthens shares plans for 2017

Our 2017 plans include a new API and next generation …

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Health Education England
By Louise EagleTuesday 24th Jan 2017

OpenAthens partners with Health Education England

OpenAthens partners with Health Education England to bring e-Learning for …

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Reprints Desk
By Jon BentleyThursday 19th Jan 2017

Reprints Desk Joins OpenAthens Federation

Reprints Desk’s Article Galaxy STM Research Platform Expands Authentication Options …

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Commercial Director
By Beth RutterTuesday 13th Dec 2016

Meet our new Commercial Director

We’re pleased to announce that Jon Bentley has recently been …

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OpenAthens’ 2016 review
By Louise EagleTuesday 13th Dec 2016

OpenAthens’ 2016 in review

With all that’s happened in 2016, we at OpenAthens thought …

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Publisher dashboard
By Louise EagleWednesday 30th Nov 2016

OpenAthens rolls out quick and easy dashboard for new publisher product

OpenAthens has delivered the first phase of OpenAthens Access, its …

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SAML-based
By Louise EagleTuesday 29th Nov 2016

OpenAthens, Shibboleth, or Simply SAML?

The inaugural OpenAthens customer conference took place in November 2016, …

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Publishing key themes
By Louise EagleMonday 28th Nov 2016

Key themes in publishing from the OpenAthens Customer conference

The inaugural OpenAthens customer conference took place in early November …

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Mapping end-user journeys
By Louise EagleMonday 28th Nov 2016

Mapping your end-user journeys

The inaugural OpenAthens customer conference took place in early ovember …

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By Beth RutterFriday 18th Nov 2016

Round-up of OpenAthens Customer Conference 2016

This November, almost 120 information professionals gathered at the inaugural …

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OpenAthens launches Health Check
By Jon BentleyWednesday 16th Nov 2016

Industry voices on IAM: Richard Padley, Semantico

In the latest of our series of interviews with publishers …

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By Louise EagleWednesday 26th Oct 2016

Download the OpenAthens Publisher Manifesto discussion paper

A discussion paper: The road to unifying the Identity and …

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Publishers using OpenAthens Access Management software
By Beth RutterFriday 11th Nov 2016

OpenAthens MD Training

OpenAthens MD Administrator Training Date: Thursday 20 July 2017. Time: …

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Publishers look at partner portal
By Beth RutterFriday 11th Nov 2016

OpenAthens LA Training

OpenAthens LA Training Date: Thursday 6 July 2017. Time: 10:00 …

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By Beth RutterFriday 4th Nov 2016

OpenAthens LA Training

OpenAthens LA Training Date: Tuesday 18 April 2017. Time: 10:00 …

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By Beth RutterFriday 4th Nov 2016

OpenAthens MD Training

OpenAthens MD Administrator Training Date: Thursday 13 April 2017. Time: …

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Identity and Access Management Glossary
By Beth RutterTuesday 25th Oct 2016

Identity and Access Management Glossary

Help to start the debate about identity and access management …

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Publishers discuss OpenAthens
By Jon BentleyThursday 20th Oct 2016

Industry voices on IAM: Craig Griffin, Silverchair

In the latest of our series of interviews examining the …

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People using OpenAthens
By Louise EagleTuesday 11th Oct 2016

ASTM Publications joins OpenAthens Access Management Federation

Over 12,000 industry standards now available with single sign-on via …

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By Louise EagleSaturday 1st Oct 2016

OpenAthens renews three-year contract to deliver access management to NHS workers in England

OpenAthens has announced it has renewed its contract with NICE …

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Librarian signing into OpenAthens
By Beth RutterTuesday 13th Sep 2016

OpenAthens LA Training

OpenAthens LA Training Date: Thursday 2 February 2017. Time: 10:00 …

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By Beth RutterTuesday 13th Sep 2016

OpenAthens MD Training

OpenAthens MD Administrator Training Date: Tuesday 24 January 2017. Time: …

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Signing into OpenAthens
By Louise EagleMonday 12th Sep 2016

OpenAthens & Knowledge E partnership

OpenAthens and Knowledge E announce strategic partnership to extend seamless access …

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IT Team discuss single sign on
By Jon BentleyThursday 8th Sep 2016

ACS Publications joins OpenAthens access management federation

The OpenAthens Federation grows with today’s addition of the publications …

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Librarians using single sign on in library
By Louise EagleWednesday 17th Aug 2016

Venue & agenda announced for the first OpenAthens Customer Conference

Event designed around Creating Connections to share expertise and address …

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By Beth RutterWednesday 17th Aug 2016

OpenAthens Customer Conference – Agenda

Creating Connections – OpenAthens Customer Conference Wednesday 9 November 2016 National …

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Publishers meeting about single sign on software
By Jon BentleyTuesday 16th Aug 2016

Industry voices on IAM: Rhys Smith, Jisc

In the latest of our series of interviews with representatives …

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People using OpenAthens
By Jon BentleyMonday 8th Aug 2016

Industry voices on IAM: John Sack, Highwire

In 2015, we at OpenAthens conducted a programme of research …

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Publisher employees
By Louise EagleFriday 15th Jul 2016

Introducing the OpenAthens Publisher Manifesto

From librarian feedback to publisher discussion groups, honest and open …

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Surgeons look at ipad
By Louise EagleFriday 8th Jul 2016

RCS joins the OpenAthens access management federation

The Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCS), a professional …

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By Jon BentleyTuesday 21st Jun 2016

Feedback from our SP webinar – development update

OpenAthens SP: feedback from our recent Development Update webinar. We …

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IT Team discuss single sign on
By Beth RutterFriday 20th May 2016

Glossary for Librarians A – L

Identity and Access Management Glossary for Librarians A – L …

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Publishers using OpenAthens Access Management software
By Beth RutterFriday 20th May 2016

Glossary for Librarians M – Z

Identity and Access Management Glossary for Librarians. M-Z Read the …

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By Jon BentleyThursday 5th May 2016

OpenAthens & Shibboleth

OpenAthens to Shibboleth or Shibboleth to OpenAthens? Both work together …

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Publishers look at partner portal
By Jon BentleyWednesday 13th Apr 2016

Peace of mind

OpenAthens is a fully supported single sign-on solution for organizations. …

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IT Professional using computer
By Beth RutterTuesday 5th Apr 2016

Where next for Local Authentication?

OpenAthens users of Local or Devolved Authentication (OALA or DA) …

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Publishers discuss OpenAthens
By Jon BentleyMonday 4th Apr 2016

Statistics and insights

OpenAthens delivers statistics and intelligence to inform your decision making. …

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Librarian using OpenAthens on laptop
By Jon BentleyThursday 17th Mar 2016

Leave the difficult stuff to us

Federated access management and working with SAML or Shibboleth. The …

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By Jon BentleyFriday 8th Apr 2016

OpenAthens partnership with Third Iron

The combination of BrowZine and OpenAthens to create enhanced authenticated …

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Publishers meeting about single sign on software
By Beth RutterWednesday 27th Apr 2016

OpenAthens LA Training

OpenAthens LA Training Date: Friday 14 October. Time: 10:00 – 16:00. Venue: …

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Publisher employees
By Beth RutterWednesday 20th Apr 2016

OpenAthens MD Training

OpenAthens MD Administrator Training Date: Thursday 13 October. Time: 10:00 …

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Librarians discuss single sign on software
By Beth RutterWednesday 27th Apr 2016

OpenAthens LA Training

OpenAthens LA Training Date: Wednesday 6 July. Time: 10:00 – …

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Publishers look at partner portal
By Beth RutterMonday 25th Apr 2016

OpenAthens MD Training

OpenAthens MD Administrator Training Date: Tuesday 5 July. Time: 10:00 …

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Publishers discuss OpenAthens
By Louise EagleWednesday 30th Mar 2016

Geological Society

The Geological Society Publishing House invests in OpenAthens to improve …

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IT Professional signing into OpenAthens
By Louise EagleMonday 21st Mar 2016

Customisation: authentication point

Developers at OpenAthens have released customisation tools for the new …

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Librarians using OpenAthens on tablet
By Beth RutterMonday 1st Feb 2016

New updates coming online

We are launching a number of significant enhancements to OpenAthens …

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IT Professional signing into OpenAthens
By Jon BentleyThursday 3rd Mar 2016

Identity management

Single sign-on made simple At OpenAthens we make it easy …

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Publisher employees
By Jon BentleyTuesday 6th Oct 2015

OpenAthens launches Redirector

A new feature to ease the burden of link management …

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Librarians logging into OpenAthens
By Jon BentleyTuesday 3rd Mar 2015

OpenAthens shares key findings

98% of librarians agree access management is critical in maximising …

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People discuss OpenAthens
By Louise EagleWednesday 29th Oct 2014

New global partner agreement

OpenAthens partners with EBSCO to build international sales of leading …

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Publishers using sofware
By Louise EagleTuesday 6th Aug 2013

TDNet chooses OpenAthens

Why information discovery giant TDNet chooses OpenAthens. TDNet is one …

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Librarians using single sign on in library
By Jon BentleyWednesday 24th Feb 2016

Access management

OpenAthens delivers the information locked into your platforms and publications OpenAthens …

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By Beth RutterThursday 18th Feb 2016

Meet our Executive Director

Mike Brooksbank has been at OpenAthens since March 2015. As …

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Publishers meeting about single sign on software
By Jon BentleyMonday 15th Feb 2016

Only one sign in

OpenAthens for single sign-on. An effective single sign-on experience is …

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Librarians discuss signle sign on software
By Louise EagleWednesday 16th Dec 2015

OpenAthens sprint review headlines

The final OpenAthens sprints of 2015 delivered a number of …

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Librarian using OpenAthens
By Louise EagleMonday 16th Nov 2015

OpenAthens sprint review headlines

As the new Marketing Manager for OpenAthens, I recently sat …

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Librarian signing into OpenAthens
By Jon BentleyWednesday 6th May 2015

Seamlessness and other stories: Librarians’ views on Identity and Access Management

There are now many aspects of delivering library services where …

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