August 12, 1997. Innovative announces a new feature, Web Access Management, as part of the INNOPAC Millennium release 11.
In the past, a library that purchased an account on INFOTRAC's SearchBank, for example, could not provide a link via the library web page because it was impossible to verify that users were authorized to access the database. Today, using INNOPAC's Web Access Management, libraries can make a resource like Searchbank available to local or remote users via their web page and, using any form of patron identification the library desires (barcode, pin, SS#), ensure that only authorized users gain access to the database.
"This is a prodigious step forward in making INNOPAC Millennium the premier Web-based system," says Gerald Kline, President of Innovative. "We've tackled head-on an important issue for librarians: 'how to manage subscription based resources', and developed a cost-effective solution."
"We have students all over the nation and the world, including Spain and Korea, and we can not depend on them being on campus to use the data bases we subscribe to for their research", says Steve Brown of Uniformed Services University, in Bethesda, MD. "Our library is now empowered to deliver subscription based information, full text medical and other data, to our students, seamlessly, via the web 'no matter where they are.'"
Uniformed Services University is a beta test site for Web Access Management and expects to have the service fully operational by September 1977. In addition the Forwarding Service Web Report offers the ability to view statistics on requests which were forwarded by the Innovative Web Server as part of Web Access Management feature.