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RCS joins the OpenAthens access management federation

Press Release: Eduserv [June 28, 2016]

Copyright (c) 2016 Eduserv

Abstract: The Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCS), a professional membership association and registered charity devoted to advancing the highest standards of surgical care, has announced an expanded strategic partnership with Eduserv. RCS is the latest publisher to join the OpenAthens access management federation to provide its members with single sign-on access to their collection of journals.


London, June 2016 The Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCS), a professional membership association and registered charity devoted to advancing the highest standards of surgical care, has announced an expanded strategic partnership with Eduserv. RCS is the latest publisher to join the OpenAthens access management federation to provide its members with single sign-on access to their collection of journals.

The OpenAthens access management federation provides single sign-on authentication for subscription-based content. It represents a straightforward way for publishers to provide access to subscribers, and for institutions to implement SAML-based access to resources: a flexible and secure approach that plays a central part in today's research workflows.

"Our members have already been using OpenAthens for some time to access our library of eJournals, and we're delighted to now be able to connect them with our publications through the OpenAthens Federation," says Matthew Whitaker, Head of Publishing at RSC. "The RCS is founded on the idea of spreading best practice, and this partnership allows us to make it simpler for our members to access the latest research and guidelines to advance their practice."

Mike Brooksbank, Executive Director of OpenAthens adds, "We're excited to be broadening our arrangement with the Royal College of Surgeons of England to include access provision to their publications. This expanded partnership means that RCS members across the UK have single sign-on access to the RCS' full suite of journal content, making it easier to stay up to date with both research and practice."

About the Royal College of Surgeons of England

The Royal College of Surgeons of England is a professional membership organisation and registered charity, which exists to advance surgical standards and improve patient care.

About OpenAthens/Eduserv

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, 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.

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Publication Year:2016
Type of Material:Press Release
Language English
Issue:June 28, 2016
Publisher:Eduserv
Company: Eduserv
Libraries: Royal College of Surgeons of England
Record Number:21722
Last Update:2016-06-28 08:35:23
Date Created:2016-06-28 08:34:32