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SSO authentication capability ensures that librarians can serve their remote users

Serials Solutions has announced Single Sign-On (SSO) access control for the Serials Solutions® 360 Link OpenURL link resolver service and 360 Core E-Journal Portal A-to-Z list. The SSO authentication capability ensures that librarians can serve their remote users with the same level of consideration and access as they do local users.

Many subscription resources now are protected using Athens or Shibboleth authentication methods and 360 Link and the 360 Core E-Journal Portal are compatible with both. When SSO is activated in 360 Link and 360 Core, library users only have to authenticate once per browsing session and are able to easily move between the Serials Solutions interfaces and native resource interfaces without re-entering login information.

“In the past, the methods used to ensure that remote patrons have seamless access to resources have put institutions at risk of violating terms of use for those resources, because of the lack of access control,” says Stephen DiStasio, Senior Product Manager at Serials Solutions. “This new Single Sign-On capability allows institutions to offer electronic resources to all of their patrons with confidence.”

In July of 2008, Serials Solutions enhanced the 360 Search federated search service with SSO capabilities. By expanding the enhancement to 360 Link and the 360 Core E-Journal Portal, Serials Solutions helps librarians make it easier for users to access the full breadth of the library’s collection, whether they are remote or local.

About Serials Solutions

Founded by a librarian for librarians in 2000, Serials Solutions is the global leader in E-Resource Access and Management Services (ERAMS) that serves more than 2,000 libraries of all sizes and types. Serials Solutions® KnowledgeWorks, the authoritative e-resource knowledgebase, is the foundation for Serials Solutions® 360, the only complete and integrated e-resource access and management solution. Serials Solutions recently introduced the Summon™ web-scale discovery service, a revolutionary discovery tool that provides instant access to the full breadth of the library’s collection through a single search.

Serials Solutions also is the exclusive source for™ and Ulrich’s Serials Analysis System™ worldwide, and represents the AquaBrowser® Discovery Layer in the academic market in North America and Australia. The WebFeat® federated search service recently acquired by ProQuest soon will be incorporated into the Serials Solutions family of access and discovery services.


Serials Solutions provides fast implementation, easy customization, and outstanding value to libraries throughout the world.

Serials Solutions is a division of ProQuest LLC.

About ProQuest LLC

ProQuest creates specialized information resources and technologies that propel successful research and lifelong learning. A global leader in serving libraries of all types, ProQuest offers the culmination of experience from many respected brands, including CSA™, UMI®, Chadwyck-Healey™, SIRS®, and eLibrary®. With Serials Solutions®, Ulrich’s™, RefWorks®, COS™, and Dialog® brands now in the ProQuest family, the company continues to build on its legacy of responsive people in partnership with librarians.

ProQuest consistently seeks new ways to support researchers and quality research. More than a content provider or aggregator, ProQuest is an information partner, creating indispensable research solutions that connect people and information. Through innovative, user-centered technology, ProQuest offers a depth and breadth of global content that includes historical newspapers, dissertations, and uniquely relevant resources for researchers of any age and sophistication—including content not likely to be digitized by others. Inspired by its customers and end users, ProQuest is working toward a future that blends information accessibility with community to further enhance learning and encourage lifelong enrichment. For more information, visit or the ProQuest parent company website,

17 July 2009

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