ATG Book of the Week: Access and Identity Management for Libraries: Controlling Access to Online Information

by | Feb 18, 2014 | 0 comments

Access management - www.alastore.ala.orgTitle: Access and Identity Management for Libraries: Controlling Access to Online Information
Authors: Masha Garibyan, Simon McLeish and John Paschoud
Softcover: ISBN: 978-1-85604-588-9, $85
Imprint: London: Facet, 2013

 

“With the rapid increase in the use of electronic resources in libraries, managing access to online information is a constant challenge for librarians. Written by experts in the field, this book is the first to explain the principles behind access management, with coverage of the available technologies and how they work. Also included is an overview of federated access management technologies, such as Shibboleth, that have gained increasing international recognition in recent years. This book provides detailed case studies describing how access management is being implemented at organizational and national levels in the UK, USA, and Europe, providing a practical guide to the resources available to help plan, implement and operate access management in libraries. Key topics include:

  • What is access management and why libraries do it
  • Electronic resources: public and not so public
  • Principles and definitions of identity and access management
  • Current access management technologies
  • Authentication technologies
  • Authorization based on physical location
  • Authorization based on user identity or affiliation…”

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