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July/August 2020

OpenAthens101 on demand

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Rather than deliver new content over July and August, we have decided to schedule 3 on demand sessions for our librarians with a live Q&A discussion after with OpenAthens colleagues.

These sessions are designed to ensure time is booked out in your calendar to watch/review the existing content (as we all know how hard this can be!), and then attend the live session at the end for questions. This will hopefully mimic the live event experience, and allow you to catch up on any missed episodes.

All sessions are 4pm BST/11am ET.

Live sessions will resume in September.

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Webinars on demand

OpenAthens101: Episode 1 

OpenAthens101: Episode 3

OpenAthens101: Episode 5 

OpenAthens101: Episode 2

OpenAthens101: Episode 4

 

29 June 2020, 8am PST/ 4pm BST

How AI is shaping the future of scientific knowledge

What role does AI play in the scientific research process? How is AI helpingSingle Sign on librarians to curate and manage their collections? Join us for our two-part webinar on how AI is shaping the future of scientific knowledge, June 29 at 4pm BST / 8am PST.

In the first part of this webinar, we’ll discuss how artificial intelligence (AI) is transforming the scientific research process, freeing up time for researchers to apply their unique understanding of science for bigger societal impact.

In the second part of this webinar, we’ll discuss how AI is helping librarians to curate and manage their collections and changing the way libraries think about metadata categorization.

Speakers:

  • Sebastian Kohlmeier, senior manager of program management and business operations, Allen Institute for AI and Semantic Scholar.
  • Manisha Bolina, Vice President of Business Development, Yewno.
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25 June 2020, 11am ET/4pm BST

OpenAthens 101 webinar: A guide for our librarians

Single Sign onThis is the fifth webinar in a series of monthly webinars about OpenAthens 101: A guide for our librarians, designed to ensure all our institutions are getting the most out of OpenAthens regardless of their experience.

The agenda for this month is:

– How do I check if a resource is federated or proxy? And what does that mean?
– What information do I need to give to a publisher to enable OpenAthens access?
– How do I test access is working?
– How do I add a new resource to my library catalogue/intranet page?
– Where can I go for help?

Speakers:

  • Blake Anderson, account manager, OpenAthens
  • Iain Allchurch, 1st line application support analyst, OpenAthens

Register to attend or receive the recording.

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22 June 2020, 11.00 - 12:30 ET/16:00 - 17:30 BST

Demystifying federated access to content

EBSCOInstitutions and publishers support a range of authentication methods. It isn’t always clear to people how federated access works or how the different federated single sign-on solutions work together.

Our webinar will explain how federated access solves some of the pain points library users experience when accessing content and services remotely. We’ll discuss the importance of open standards and consistency in the user journey to content on publisher websites. We’ll also clarify the difference between the federated access options and how they all work together. OpenAthens, Shibboleth, Seamless Access and GetFTR are some of the solutions we’ll cover. Finally, we’ll discuss some of the key issues around access to content and any burning questions you have in our speaker panel session.

Panel speakers:
• Todd Carpenter, Executive Director at NISO
• Kieran Prince, International Sales Manager at OpenAthens
• Jennifer Sterling, Librarian and Archivist at William Penn University
• Ralph Youngen, Director of Publishing systems at ACS
• Chaired by Amanda Ferrante, Product Manager of Authentication Solutions, EBSCO
• Hosted by Kim Cadieux, Product Marketing Manager, EBSCO

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10 June 2020, 11am EDT/4pm BST

OpenAthens software demo for Librarians

Three reasons to join us:
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1. Learn about how our usage statistics can help prove the value and importance of the library and content you provide to an organisation
2. Understand how OpenAthens can connect to your existing SSO infrastructure to allow for a better user experience and less administrative work for the library
3. Find out how OpenAthens can help increase the usage of your resources/subscriptions

Learning outcomes:

– After this demo, you will know the difference between IP/proxy recognition and SAML authentication
– You will also understand how OpenAthens can make it easier to share content with fellow researchers, staff or students
– You will understand how you can allow access to specific resources for certain groups of users. Helping to save money on subscription costs and offer a wider selection of content

Speakers:
This product demo will be lead by James Edwards. James is our international sales manager at OpenAthens, and helps different organisations all over the world move to OpenAthens as their access management solution.

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May 28, 4pm BST

OpenAthens 101 webinar: A guide for our librarians

Single Sign onThis is the fourth webinar in a series of monthly webinars about OpenAthens 101: A guide for our librarians, designed to ensure all our institutions are getting the most out of OpenAthens regardless of their experience.

The agenda currently stands at:

1. How do I control library resource access?
2. What’s the difference between an OpenAthens permission set and attribute permissions on my local connection?
3. What is an OpenAthens sub-organisation and how do I use them?
How do I report across my sub-organisations?
4. Can I customise the OpenAthens log-in page for my different partner institutions or overseas campuses?

Speakers:

  • Stacey Pattie, senior implementation specialist, OpenAthens
  • Scott Anderson, Millersville University
  • Robert Scaysbrook, head of sales, OpenAthens
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14 May 2020, 2.30pm BST

Simple, secure remote access

Now more than ever, having remote access to resources is a top priority of educational institutes across the UK.Single Sign on

This webinar will be presented by James Edwards. He will be presenting our new service offer for UK schools and colleges, exploring what’s included, the benefits and additional extras available.

Speakers:

  • James Edwards, international sales manager

OpenAthens 101 webinar: A guide for our librarians

Single Sign onThis is the third webinar in a series of monthly webinars about OpenAthens 101: A guide for our librarians, designed to ensure all our institutions are getting the most out of OpenAthens regardless of their experience.

This month will cover:
1. Reporting part 2
2. Discovery hints
3. Redirector links
4. Forwarding users after activation
5. Your suggestions and questions!

Speakers:

  • Robert Smith, second line analyst

Register to attend live or receive the recording.

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21 April 2020, 11 am, ET / 4 pm BST

A password-less future?

Single Sign onShould we really be using passwords in 2020? The average number of login accounts is 90 – that’s a lot of passwords to remember or store somewhere. Many of those passwords are re-used for other services making them easier to hack. 81% of account breaches are due to weak or stolen passwords and over 2.3 billion were leaked in 2017 alone – and those are the one’s we know about. Industry losses of billions of dollars, loss of personal data and privacy and a poor experience for the end user are more than good enough reasons to think again. Surely there’s something better? This webinar is presented by David Orrell, applications architect, OpenAthens, following on from his plenary session at Access Lab 2020.

Speakers:

  • David Orrell, applications architect, OpenAthens

Register to attend live or receive the recording.

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5 March 2020, 11 am, ET / 4 pm GMT

Top authentication questions asked by librarians and technical staff

EBSCOAn EBSCO and OpenAthens webinar.

Hear answers to the most frequently asked technical questions about OpenAthens single sign-on authentication. We’ll discuss access management federations and the technology behind them, including how federated access can reduce administrative burden for both the library and their IT team.

Demonstrations in the OpenAthens dashboard will cover security features and configuration.

Speakers:

  • Jake Wiles, OpenAthens
  • Amanda Ferrante, EBSCO
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27 February 2020, 11 am, ET / 4 pm GMT

OpenAthens 101 webinar: A guide for our librarians

Single Sign onThis is the second webinar in a series of monthly webinars about OpenAthens 101: A guide for our librarians, designed to ensure all our institutions are getting the most out of OpenAthens regardless of their experience.

Thank you all for your engagement in the first webinar, the second will be covering the following topics as suggested by you:

1. Reporting and statistics – how to get the most out of your reporting
2. Managing connections and local directory connections
3. Schema editor
4. Forwarding users after activation
5. Time for questions!

Speaker:

Blake Anderson, OpenAthens account manager

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20 February 2020, 11 am, ET / 4 pm GMT

Best publisher UX award finalists

Single Sign onAn OpenAthens webinar.

Join our webinar on Thursday 20 February to find out more about some of the innovations our publisher award finalists have made to improve the user experience.

About the award

Our Best publisher user experience award puts the spotlight on those publishers that strive to put their users at the heart of their service design with the simple aim of giving users easy access to their content.

The award builds on our ongoing commitment to drive forward innovation in the information industry and to make access to knowledge as easy as possible for end users.

Presenters

Moderator

  • Jane Charlton, marketing manager, OpenAthens
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12 February 2020, 11 am, ET / 4 pm GMT

The missing link in the academic publishing cycle

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Access to academic content is a missing link in the publishing cycle, resulting in a poor user experience.

Responsibility and ownership of this problem is falling through the gaps between publishers and librarians, resulting in a sub-optimal experience to researchers and other uses of publisher platforms.

This webinar will discuss:

1. The current researcher experience, current barriers and the importance of a good access experience
2. Responsibility and ownership of the problem
3. Recent initiatives that are driving change in this area

Panelists

  • Vee Rogacheva, UX designer, OpenAthens

Moderator

  • Sophie Allen, sales and marketing administrator, OpenAthens
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16 January 2020, 4pm GMT

UX recommendations for improved access to content

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Access to academic content is difficult, confusing and inconsistent across the different content platforms. Researchers and learners struggle to navigate the complex ecosystem of tools and platforms available to them and opt for alternative sources like ResearchGate or Open Access journals.

To improve the current user experience publishers will need to work together, making it easier for learners and researchers to access content available to them.

Our 10 UX recommendations explore the access experience for users associated with a library, not individual subscribers. Most of what’s covered here apply to publishers and service providers offering a single-sign-on institutional access option on their platforms. Building on the NISO approved RA21 recommended practices, this blog aims to help publishers navigate the world of access options.

Panelists

  • Vee Rogacheva, UX designer, OpenAthens

Moderator

  • Sophie Allen, sales and marketing administrator, OpenAthens
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25 September 2019, 11:30 am ET

Gain granular usage reports on top of SSO services

An OpenAthens and EBSCO webinar.EBSCO

Spending too much time and effort grappling with usage data for the electronic resources you offer? Learn how to unlock accurate and actionable reports while providing single sign-on access to your users. See what type of data becomes available when you use OpenAthens. Improve user access and unleash flexible reporting features to make your job easier. Register to realize the possibilities. The agenda will include:

  • A brief overview of OpenAthens features and functionalities
  • A walkthrough of the reporting capabilities and benefits available through OpenAthens
  • A demonstration of OpenAthens usage data
  • A look at how to get even more granular with the help of your IT department

Sign up to join live or receive the recording.

Panelists

  • Amanda Ferrante, Authentication Specialist, EBSCO
  • Robert Scaysbrook, Head of OpenAthens Identity Sales, OpenAthens

Moderator

  • Rebecca Jozwiak, Library Journal
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10 December 2019, 4pm AEDT and 3pm GMT/ 10am EST

Combining Lean Library with OpenAthens: simplifying the user journey for library patrons

Lean Library LogoFor library patrons, getting to the right scholarly content is often more complex than needed. This webinar will demonstrate how the combined power of Lean Library and OpenAthens greatly simplifies library patrons’ user journeys.

Attend this webinar to learn:

  1. How OpenAthens and Lean Library work in tandem to allow easy access to content, from anywhere
  2. How to further drive usage of e-resources
  3. How to increase the online visibility of the library, and gain credit for making patrons’ lives easier

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Click for the 3pm GMT/ 10am EST webinar recording

Panelists

  • Johan Tilstra, founder and CEO, Lean Library
  • Robert Scaysbrook, head of sales, OpenAthens

Moderator

  • Michelle Tan, Sr. manager business development, Lean Library