*Final 48 Hours to Register for this NISO Webinar!*

*NISO Webinar*, *Wrestling with Access and Authentication Control*
Wednesday, February 6, 2019, 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

This session will examine various aspects of access and authentication
controls in the context of digital information resources. Is there a
scalable approach that can satisfy the needs of both corporate as well as
academic environments?  If not, how can technology be engineered or
leveraged such that the nuanced needs of all may be met? What trade-offs
might need to be recognized and negotiated? Are there satisfactory answers
to the questions that have arisen with regard to privacy and data
exchange?  This session will bring together a number of industry experts to
discuss the challenges and opportunities.

*Confirmed speakers: *; *Tim Lloyd*, CEO, Liblynx;* Heather Flanagan*,
Pilot Coordinator Academic Pilots, RA21*Jessica Bowdoin*, Head, Resource
Licensing and Delivery, and *Lara Bushallow*, Director of Digital
Technologies and Services, George Mason University Libraries.

Here’s what those speakers will be addressing:

*Web proxy vs Federated SSO: A practical guide to the pros & cons*

Web proxy is the dominant technology solution for authenticating offsite
access to electronic library resources.  While Federated Single Sign-On
technologies, such as Shibboleth, have been in use for over a decade, they
are generally poorly understood and the debate over their potential as a
replacement for web proxy solutions entered the mainstream relatively
recently.  With the help of some stick figures, this presentation kicks off
with a brief overview of how Federated SSO works and then examines how
these foundational technologies stack up against the often-messy reality of
library needs.  By exploring the practical pros and cons of each approach
in relation to core library concerns like privacy, security, the user
experience, cost efficiency, and reporting, this presentation aims to
provide an objective assessment of these technologies as input for
following discussions.

*RA21: what it is, what it isn’t, and what’s next*

RA21, a multi-stakeholder effort to develop best practices for improving
the user experience of accessing scholarly content, is reaching the
conclusion of the project phase. In this session, we will look at what we
have learned during the course of RA21, discuss ongoing areas of concern,
and look at what’s next based on RA21 recommended practices.

*Wrestling with Access and Authentication: George Mason University as a
Case Study*

George Mason University library system comprises one large central library,
three branch libraries, and administratively separate Law Library and
library supporting the Mason Korea campus. George Mason University is an
innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both
academics and research, and is currently the largest and most diverse
university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and
over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs. This presentation
aims to discuss how the Mason libraries manage access and authentication
for over 37,000 students and over 4,200 teaching faculty, in locations
across the globe.

NOTE: Remember that NISO offers a variety of registration options. (NISO
Library Standards Alliance (LSA) members automatically receive access to
this webinar.

You can check your institutional membership status here
<http://www.niso.org/about/roster>.) Non-members of NISO may register for
one session or for both at a packaged rate. Access to an archived recording
of the event is always included in your registration fee, regardless of
membership status.

Details on pricing are available on the NISO event page

Paying by credit card? Use this form.

Need to use some other means of payment? Complete this form.

Have questions? Get in touch:


3600 Clipper Mill Road

Suite 302

Baltimore, MD 21211-1948

Phone: +1.301.654.2512

Email: [log in to unmask]

Email secured by Check Point