SeamlessAccess.org: Putting "Recommended Practices...from the Resource Access in the 21st Century (RA21) Project" into practice
Sunday, January 26, 2020
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center
In July 2020, SeamlessAccess.org will be launching a new, privacy-preserving service to simplify Single Sign-On access to a wide range of scholarly collaboration tools, information resources, and shared research infrastructure. The next stage of the RA21 project is currently in Beta testing, and this session will give a community update on the state of the project.
SeamlessAccess.org is a community-driven effort backed by stakeholders from across the industry including NISO, ORCiD, the International Association of STM Publishers, and organizations involved in managing global Research & Education networks (Internet2, GÉANT).
Over the next 7 months leading up to the launch, SeamlessAccess is beta testing this new service with a variety of publishers and institutions to understand integration scenarios, test specific use cases (such as walk-in access), and finalize the implementation standards.
In addition, SeamlessAccess is setting up several cross-industry working groups to develop best practices and policies around the use of Single Sign-On, including template contractual terms covering data protection and configuration profiles to simply library implementation.
This session will share the lessons learned from the beta testing, the best practices and policies developed by these working groups, and describe what libraries and librarians need to know in order to deliver a simpler, privacy-preserving access experience for users.