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  • Chest at the Frankfurt Book Fair

    “Guten Tag, Willkommen in der Frankfurter Buchmesse” That is what I expected to hear when I arrived at the Frankfurt Book Fair earlier this month.  But instead, I got “Good morning, welcome to Frankfurt Book Fair” No, this was not a babel fish working its ma...

  • Meet Ian Winship - OpenAthens UK HE/FE Sales Manager

    Ian Winship is the OpenAthens UK Sales Manager for higher education and further education. Ian’s expansive knowledge of the software needs of the academic arena is based on a 20 year career in the IT industry. Ian has also held Product Manager and Marketing Manager roles w...

  • Where next for Local Authentication?

    OpenAthens users of Local or Devolved Authentication (OALA or DA) are at a crossroads. Background Recent changes in both OpenAthens products and the IT context in which they operate have created some exciting new capabilities for users of Authentication systems. It’s...

  • Easy self-customisation for OpenAthens authentication point

    Developers at OpenAthens have released customisation tools for the new authentication point that are simple and quick to use. Admin users can now easily make changes to the look and feel of the OpenAthens authentication point to create a branded experience for their e...

  • Meet Mike Brooksbank - Executive Director of OpenAthens

    Mike Brooksbank has been at OpenAthens since March 2015. As well as being CEO at a number of international software companies, Mike was also a pilot in the RAF. Read this candid interview about Mike's plans and priorities for OpenAthens and what he enjoys most about his rol...

  • OpenAthens authentication point is moving

    The OpenAthens authentication point is moving from the 'https://auth.athensams.net' address to 'https://login.openathens.net' to support many new features and enhancements. Small groups of customers have been migrated and the majority of customers are expected to be mov...

  • New updates coming online for OpenAthens customers over the spring

    We are launching a number of significant enhancements to OpenAthens this year. These will be phased as we update  e-resources within the catalogue to bring them in line with the new features. New features cover: 1. Easier connections to local user directories 2. Im...

  • 2015: OpenAthens’ year in review

    As 2016 begins, we’re taking a look back at a busy year that was focused on reviewing and improving experiences for everyone who uses OpenAthens – patrons, end-users, librarians, administrators, technical teams and publishers alike. Much of the work we’ve undertaken...

  • OpenAthens sprint review headlines #2

    Headlines of Sprint Review meeting – December 2015 The final OpenAthens sprints of 2015 delivered a number of improvements to our single sign on capability. The team continues to build value from other enhancements delivered earlier in the year. Create single-sign on...

  • OpenAthens sprint review headlines #1

    Headlines of Sprint Review meeting - November 2015. As the new Marketing Manager for OpenAthens, I recently sat in on my first Sprint Review meeting. We use the agile software development methodology, so fortnightly sprints of coding with ongoing scrum meetings are a cent...