VALA2004 Session 14 Green

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Distributed authentication for the Western Australian University Libraries

VALA 2004 CONCURRENT SESSION 14: User Authentication
Thursday 5 February 2004, 14:00 – 14:30

Peter Green

e-Library Development Librarian, Curtin University of Technology

VALA Peer Reviewed Paper

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The need to establish a means of achieving reliable, automated inter-institutional authentication was identified by the Western Australian Group of University Librarians (WAGUL) in 1999 as a strategic priority and a project was subsequently established as a result of a substantial grant from the Commonwealth Development Pool (CDP). The WAGUL Authentication Project (WALAP) first reported on its progress at VALA 2002 and now follows up with a report on the achievements to date and the challenges to come.