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Over 12,000 industry standards now available with single sign-on via OpenAthens and ASTM Publications

Press Release: Eduserv [October 10, 2016]

Copyright (c) 2016 Eduserv

Abstract: 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.


Bath, October 10th 2016 – OpenAthens has today 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.

"ASTM International is delighted to offer this access opportunity to its subscribers. It makes sense to minimize the steps our users and members have to take to quickly reach the content they need on the ASTM Compass platform. We look forward to hearing feedback from our community and working to convert customers in the very near future," stated Lesley West, Director for Product Development at ASTM.

Jon Bentley, Commercial Director for OpenAthens, added "we're very pleased to welcome ASTM International to the OpenAthens federation. Their voluntary standards are used by individuals and organizations worldwide, and their inclusion in the OpenAthens framework means that users can refer to these essential resources in an even more efficient way, as and when they're needed."

About ASTM International

Over 12,000 ASTM standards operate globally. Defined and set by us, they improve the lives of millions every day. Combined with our innovative business services, they enhance performance and help everyone have confidence in the things they buy and use – from the toy in a child's hand to the aircraft overhead. Working across borders, disciplines, and industries we harness the expertise of over 30,000 members to create consensus and improve performance in manufacturing and materials, products and processes, systems and services. Understanding commercial needs and consumer priorities, we touch every part of everyday life: helping our world work better. www.astm.org

About OpenAthens / Eduserv

The team at OpenAthens develops and supports identity and access management software. Its mission is to remove barriers to knowledge and connect people to information. Over 2,000 organizations use the software, equating to a worldwide network of millions of end-users. The OpenAthens international customer base includes a large number of universities in the UK and beyond, medical and national health organizations, major corporate research organizations, and some of the world's largest publishers.

For more information on OpenAthens see our website, watch our videos and follow us on Twitter.

OpenAthens is part of Eduserv, a not-for-profit IT services company based in Bath, UK, with a range of services that span identity and access management, managed cloud services, and digital development.

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Publication Year:2016
Type of Material:Press Release
Language English
Issue:October 10, 2016
Publisher:Eduserv
Company: Eduserv
Record Number:21935
Last Update:2016-10-10 09:48:13
Date Created:2016-10-10 09:47:10