VALA2020 Vendor 1 Bentley

Single sign-on and identity: integrated technology for an integrated future

Tuesday 11 February 2020, 2:45 – 3:15

Jon Bentley
  • Commercial Director
  • Open Athens

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As distributed working increases and the patterns of our lives change technology underpins our journey as we move across hosted systems. The library eco-system has multiple platforms that work together to provide users with valuable experiences. Digital identity has become a unifier across these platforms. Single sign-on is a stand out benefit from a common ID but the technology that ties together the experience can be complex and have unexpected consequences. At OpenAthens our goal is to remove friction around access while managing the competing priorities around privacy vs insight; piracy vs licence compliance; quality and curation vs availability.

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