The world of libraries, librarians and information professionals is in a period of exciting transition. As libraries, technology and information evolve, there is one constant: people want information that supports their learning, development and decision making. OpenAthens ensures access and authentication are managed simply, securely and effectively while providing insight and data that supports the changing information needs of the organization.HEAR WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY
OpenAthens establishes one set of log-in credentials for all web resources and applications. There is no need to manage multiple start and end dates for each licence. Subscribers can sign-in and access the information they are looking for without unnecessary barriers or complications.
OpenAthens provides flexible control for managing access rights to groups of users. Using new or existing attributes and categories a knowledge manager can control access to specific resources based on licensing requirements as well as the structure and strategic focus of their organization.
Comprehensive usage statistics show how often content is accessed and by whom giving the team who manage the information insight into the value of the subscriptions and detail into which parts of their organization engage most regularly with their services.
OpenAthens integrates with institutions who still rely on IP authentication. Single links are created that allow patrons and end-users access the information needed whether they are located within their organization or working off-site. It also enables access for people using mobile devices to reach the information they need.
OpenAthens is designed specifically for librarians to manage authentication and end user accounts. Once the user accounts have been set up and established the dashboard provides a responsive and intuitive user interface that manages these users and then provides control to the information they can access.
OpenAthens is built on international standards. Our fully supported software and ITIL accredited service desk ensure these standards are maintained for all our customers. As the technology evolves, OpenAthens evolves with it.
Shibboleth is an extension of SAML which provides a single sign-on infrastructure and reference implementation. It is not a product and therefore no support service is available with the code. OpenAthens provides a suite of supported software and services which allow publishers and institutions to connect to each other via SAML/Shibboleth.
IP Authentication works for on-site access, but doesn’t work so well for off-site or BYOD access to e-resources. If your end-users need access to your resources from their own devices or from off-site locations you will need OpenAthens; and if you have OpenAthens, why not use it for all scenarios and give end-users a consistent way of working for all situations?