Authentication and Access Management of Electronic Resources

Authentication and Access Management of Electronic Resources

Juan Carlos Rodriguez (California State University, Sacramento, USA) and Bin Zhang (California State University, Sacramento, USA)
Copyright: © 2008 |Pages: 25
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-891-8.ch014
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Abstract

This chapter opens with a discussion of the varying needs of libraries to provide their users with both local and remote access to electronic resources within the context of the various legal and technical issues surrounding them. An overview of the various types of authentication and authorization mechanisms currently in use by libraries, their parent organizations and electronic resource providers is presented. Further discussion follows on the unique needs and requirements of consortia licensed electronic resources and metasearch applications. The chapter concludes with a look at future considerations and directions libraries and e-resource providers may take with regard to secure and seamless access to electronic resources.

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