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December 11, 2018

(Eduserv) Eduserv is merging with Jisc - the UK’s technology solutions organisation for higher and further education - bringing together expertise in digital and data technology solutions to form a unique powerhouse of world-leading expertise to benefit all UK and overseas clients.

December 12, 2017

(Eduserv) Doncaster College is the latest further education institution to adopt OpenAthens as their identity and access management solution – providing secure and consistent access to a wide range of essential academic resources and applications for the College’s students and staff.

December 7, 2017

(Eduserv) A 2017 insights paper examining challenges and solutions around authentication andaccess in global pharmaceutical companies is now available.

November 16, 2017

(Eduserv) OpenAthens announced that its new content provider solution OpenAthensCloud is now OpenID Connect self-certified through the OpenID Foundation, providingassurance that OpenAthens Cloud conforms to the OpenID Connect protocol andenabling greater interoperability.

October 11, 2017

(Eduserv) OpenAthens builds upon its global access tools for digital content providers through its new cloud-based single sign-on solution OpenAthens, the international identity and access management software provider for the information industry, today officially launches its cloud-based content provider solution at one of the world’s largest publishing events, the Frankfurt Book Fair.

July 21, 2017

(Eduserv) BBC Monitoring has joined the OpenAthens Federation, further expanding its single-sign-on options for universities and other international organisations who wish to access BBC Monitoring’s broadcast, press and media sources in multiple languages from over 150 countries worldwide.

January 30, 2017

(Eduserv) OpenAthens has published a new white paper that discusses the complexities facing information professionals and publishers when ensuring the security of access and authentication processes.

January 24, 2017

(Eduserv) OpenAthens and Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) have added the e-LfH Hub and its thousands of e-learning sessions to the list of OpenAthens resources, making it even easier for eligible members of the health and social care workforce to access HEE e-LfH’s e-learning.

December 1, 2016

(Eduserv) OpenAthens has delivered the first phase of OpenAthens Access, its new software as a service product for service providers. The new dashboard unifies two previously separate systems for easier resource set up and quicker membership to federations.

October 10, 2016

(Eduserv) OpenAthens has announced that ASTM International, the Pennsylvania, USA-based publisher of international standards, manuals, scholarly publications and e-learning courses has joined the OpenAthens access management federation. This move provides straightforward and secure access to ASTM International’s wide library of over 12,000 standards and related products, trusted globally by individuals and organizations in dozens of industry sectors from medical equipment and procedures through to materials manufacturing, petrochemical, and construction.

September 30, 2016

(Eduserv) OpenAthens announced it has renewed its contract with NICE on behalf of the NHS in England, providing access to essential content for hundreds of thousands of front-line medical workers and researchers across the country. The arrangement, spanning a further three years for the period May 2017 to April 2020, covers the provision of access management to a wide variety of online resources, research, and databases purchased nationally, regionally, and locally for the NHS in England through dedicated accounts that are available to all health and social care staff providing NHS-commissioned care.

September 12, 2016

(Eduserv) OpenAthens and Knowledge E announce the signing of a new strategic partnership that will bring single sign-on access to essential academic and professional information resources to a wider range of organisations throughout the Middle East.

September 7, 2016

(Eduserv) The OpenAthens Federation grows with today’s addition of the publications division of the American Chemical Society. This new partnership provides ACS members and subscribers with a streamlined path to the ACS’ world-leading suite of 50 journals, and hundreds of eBooks, along with additional transparency around usage data for institutions.

August 18, 2016

(Eduserv) OpenAthens announced the venue and agenda for the first OpenAthens Customer Conference, which will bring together information professionals and technical experts from across the spectrum of healthcare, academia, corporate and publishing under the theme of Creating Connections to discuss the key challenges and opportunities facing organisations in the context of Identity and Access Management.

July 18, 2016

(Eduserv) Following an extensive program of research into librarians and end-users’ views and experiences of Identity and Access Management, OpenAthens announces their Publisher Manifesto: a series of commitments that aim to address the common issues around IAM faced by publishers and vendors, and highlight the next steps for the publishing industry in managing access to knowledge.

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