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Author Garibyan, Masha, author

Title Access and identity management for libraries : controlling access to online information / Masha Garibyan, Simon McLeish and John Paschoud
Published London : Facet, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (xx, 248 pages) : illustrations
Contents Title page; Contents; Foreword; Acknowledgements; Note to readers; Glossary; 1 What is access management, and why do libraries do it?; Historical role of libraries in managing access to information; The role of libraries in the 21st century; The history of access management of online information resources; The role of e-commerce in library access management; The 'birth' of access management principles -- Clifford Lynch's white paper; References; 2 Electronic resources: public and not so public; Managing access to electronic collections; How and where users may want to access e-resources
4 Current access management technologiesIP address; Barcode patterns; Proxy servers; Shared passwords; User registration with publishers; Federated access; Summary; 5 Authentication technologies; 'Something you know, something you have, or something you are'; Authentication technologies overview; Authentication by third parties; Choosing an authentication system; Summary; References; 6 Authorization based on physical location: how does the internet know where I am?; Introduction; Domains and domain names; (How) is all this governed?; IP addresses; IP spoofing
Benefits and problems of using IP address-based licensingSummary; References; 7 Authorization based on user identity or affiliation with a library: who you are? Or what you do?; Basing access on identity, or on affiliation with a library; Role-based authorization; Matching roles against licence conditions; Benefits of role-based authorization; Summary; References; 8 Federated access: history, current position and future developments; Single sign-on and the origins of federated access management; The development of standards; Federated access in academia; The future of federated access
What needs to be protected, and whyCommercially produced resources that need to be protected; Publicly available information that may also require access management; Publishers and licensing issues; Library management of licences; Summary; References; 3 Principles and definitions of identity and access management; Introduction; Managing access? ... or identities? ... or both?; The business relationships; The processes of identity and access management; Identifying the person using a resource -- or not; Obligations to protect personal data about users; Summary; References
Summary This book provides practical guidance to ensuring that your users can access and personalise the online resources they are entitled to use with the minimum of fuss
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Collection management (Libraries)
Electronic information resources -- Access control.
Library administration.
Form Electronic book
Author McLeish, Simon, author
Paschoud, John, author
ISBN 1783300000 (electronic bk.)
9781783300006 (electronic bk.)