The Geological Society of London (GSL) has announced a strategic partnership with Eduserv. GSL is joining the OpenAthens access management federation – the only international and commercial Shibboleth federation, which will enable a single-sign-on for earth scientists accessing GSL’s publications at http://www.lyellcollection.org/
“OpenAthens means we can offer simple and authenticated access to the Society’s publications for individuals who work within our subscribing organisations,” says Neal Marriott, Director of Publishing, Library and Information Services. “With their institution’s username and password, the researcher can securely access the information wherever and whenever they need to – and within the terms of their licence.”
Mike Brooksbank, Managing Director of OpenAthens adds, “the continual development of publishing platforms and availability of information creates a need for a secure connection between researchers and the publishers of high-quality, valuable intelligence and data. OpenAthens has institutions across the world which will benefit from being able to access GSL’s publications more easily with a familiar username and password.”
About The Geological Society of London
The Geological Society of London, founded 1807, is a learned and professional body of nearly 12,000 Earth scientists with a remit to investigate, interpret, discuss, inform and advise on the nature and processes of the Earth, their practical importance to humanity, and, in the interests of the public, to promote professional excellence. The Society offers advice to Parliament and Government, at individual and corporate levels. Registered Charity No. 210161.
The Geological Society Publishing House is a major international Earth science publisher and is dedicated to providing a high-quality service to Earth scientists throughout the world. The Society publishes a diverse range of books and journals, with over 10,000 pages of new peer-reviewed geoscience literature being made available every year.
The Lyell Collection at http://www.lyellcollection.org/ hosts the Society’s journal titles, Special Publications and key book series.