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Biblionix provides remote single sign-on for premium resources

Press Release: Biblionix [September 15, 2015]

Copyright (c) 2015 Biblionix

Abstract: Biblionix, the major 2015 award winner for library automation systems, today announced remote authentication for its Single Sign-On database/e-resource capability. Currently, logged-in patrons can enjoy one-click access from their library’s Apollo catalog: a click on a resource link in the catalog sends the patron right in, with no further authentication required. Here's an example of these links on an Apollo catalog.


Austin, Texas -- September 15, 2015. Biblionix, the major 2015 award winner for library automation systems, today announced remote authentication for its Single Sign-On database/e-resource capability. Currently, logged-in patrons can enjoy one-click access from their library's Apollo catalog: a click on a resource link in the catalog sends the patron right in, with no further authentication required. Here's an example of these links on an Apollo catalog.

Biblionix has now made it possible for Apollo customers to apply this Single Sign-On approach to such links on their website, bringing both consistency and controlled access. This remote authentication ensures that only patrons who are in good standing and who are of the appropriate patron type may utilize the premium resources no matter their access point. It also removes the need for the library to disseminate login or password information.

For an example, visit the resources webpage of Apollo customer Georgetown Public Library and click a database/e-resource icon, like "AtoZdatabases." You will see how easy the authentication is. And once a patron has logged in for one resource, the others on the page are immediately accessible; no login is required.

Implementation is accomplished by the library. Biblionix provides a few simple lines of HTML to be added to the library's website. There are several options for display: show all e-resources, show selected e-resources, or display as a resource link. A library with many e-resources could elect to group like e-resources onto different pages, or the library can highlight one e-resource, for example.

This feature is available immediately and is offered at no charge.

For more information on Biblionix, contact Dick Moeller at dick@biblionix.com.

About Biblionix, LLC

Biblionix and its Apollo automation system are devoted solely to public libraries. All employees have worked or volunteered at a public library, and some still do. This singular focus lets Biblionix excel at delighting just one type of customer. Already in 2015, its Apollo automation system has received three major accolades:

  1. Apollo topped all ILS products in Marshall Breeding's Perceptions survey for the sixth year in a row.
  2. Apollo topped 45 ILS and IT companies in LibraryWorks' 2015 Library Purchasing Survey.
  3. Apollo received the top (Platinum) ranking in LibraryWorks' 2015 Modern Library Awards.
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Publication Year:2015
Type of Material:Press Release
Language English
Issue:September 15, 2015
Publisher:Biblionix
Company: Biblionix
Products: Apollo
Subject: Product announcements
Record Number:20985
Last Update:2015-09-15 14:21:35
Date Created:2015-09-15 14:20:41