Swets, the global leader in the management of professional information, announced earlier today that it has signed a reseller agreement with Eduserv, the non-profit dedicated to developing and delivering technology services for the public sector. This agreement sees Swets adding the highly popular OpenAthens advanced access management system to its portfolio of Access Management services for libraries.
OpenAthens' single-sign-on authentication system enables libraries to provide users with remote one-click access to all of their online resources. From students to clinicians, over four million people worldwide use OpenAthens to access essential online content and solve their identity and authentication issues.
"There is an exponential growth in remote users who require problem-free access to all licensed content anytime anywhere, with just one username and password. On the other side those who provide the access want to have the capability to set up groups and profiles to determine who should have access to which content in order to comply with publisher license agreements," said Michael Leuschner, Commercial Director EMEA at Swets. "OpenAthens is the ideal solution for easy-to-use and secure identity and access management, therefore we are happy to have agreed on a global partnership."
Stuart Pearce, Executive Director of OpenAthens adds "We're delighted to be working in partnership with Swets, helping them expand their product portfolio to their customers around the world. This represents a great opportunity for Swets' customers to take advantage of the simple and secure identity and access management provided by OpenAthens. There is close synergy in the markets that Swets and OpenAthens operate within and our products and services complement each other very well, which makes this is an ideal partnership."
Swets offers libraries a single point of contact for all access management and print delivery issues and can provide support for everything from detailed title or pricing information to administrative support and licensing negotiations. Using its relationships with over 35,000 publishers in more than 50 countries, Swets can assist libraries in building first-class end user services for their research community by ensuring straightforward access to content across multiple languages and formats, including print journals, e-Journals, eBooks and much more.
Libraries interested in finding out more about Swets' full range of Access Management Services for libraries can visit www.swets.com/access-management for further details.
OpenAthens has more than 4 million users worldwide including a large proportion of UK universities and other universities across the world, prestigious medical organisations worldwide including the Department of Veterans Affairs in North America, South Australia Health, and global corporate research organisations including Abbvie and Philips Research. For more information on OpenAthens see our website, watch our videos or follow us on Twitter.
Eduserv is a not-for-profit IT services company. Services include identity and access management, managed cloud and digital development.
Swets is a global market leader in managing research information. Swets' vision is "to improve the delivery and use of knowledge". From more than twenty offices around the world it actively serves customers (users of information) and publishers in over 160 countries. The company's active role in today's complex information marketplace has been regularly awarded by E-Content Magazine in their annual "100 Companies that Matter Most in the Digital Content Industry." It is the only information agent to be ISO 9001:2008 certified on a global basis, a standard which affirms the company's focus on customer service and continuous improvement. For more information on Swets see our website, watch our videos or follow us on Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn and Twitter.