NISO Working Group Connections Live: Resource Access in the 21st Century

Webinar

RA21: Resource Access in the 21st Century

For several decades the predominant method for authorizing access to scholarly information resources has been through IP address recognition. Given today’s geographically dispersed workforce and variety of online connection options, institutional IP address recognition is no longer a satisfactory means for authorizing access to scholarly information resources.

RA21, a joint STM – NISO initiative has developed recommendations for the adoption and implementation of SAML-based federated authentication as an alternative to IP with the aim of providing a robust, scalable solution to providing remote access to scholarly resources.

The recommendations are now available for public comment as a draft, NISO Recommended Practices for Improved Access to Institutionally-Provided Information Resources.  

This webinar will present and demonstrate the RA21 solution and associated best practice recommendations and what you need to know about implementation.

Confirmed Speakers: Todd Carpenter, Executive Director, NISO; Chris Shillum, Co-Chair of the RA21 Initiative, Vice President, Identity and Platform Strategy, Elsevier; Ralph Youngen, Co-Chair of the RA21 Initiative, and Director, Publishing Systems Integration, American Chemical Society.

Who should attend?

The focus of this webinar will primarily be aimed at publishers, platform providers and vendors. It will be of interest to individuals involved with the communication of new solutions to customers and users, as well as those involved in the technical implementation.

Places are allocated on a first come basis, so be sure to join promptly. A recording will be made available afterwards.

Event Sessions

Simple, Trusted Access – Anywhere, Anytime, on Any Device

Speakers

Chris Shillum

Vice President, Product Management Platform and Content
Reed Elsevier

Ralph Youngen

Director, Publishing Systems Integration
American Chemical Society.

RA21, a joint STM – NISO initiative has developed recommendations for the adoption and implementation of SAML-based federated authentication as an alternative to IP with the aim of providing a robust, scalable solution to providing remote access to scholarly resources.This presentation describes the RA21 solution, associated best practice recommendations and advice as to fundamental implementation requirements.

A publicly available recording of this webinar is housed on the Zoom platform. You can watch that recording here.

The recommendations are now available for public comment as a draft, NISO Recommended Practices for Improved Access to Institutionally-Provided Information Resources.  Attendees of this event are encouraged to contribute their comments. 

Audio Recording of RA21 Presentation, April 30, 2019

Additional Information

There is no cost to attend this event. Just join the Zoom event, using the instructions below:

When: Apr 30, 2019 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Topic: NISO Working Group Connections Live: RA21 Draft Recommendations