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By Masha Garibyan, Simon McLeish, John Paschoud

With the quick raise within the use of digital assets in libraries, dealing with entry to on-line info is a space many librarians fight with. This useful e-book is the 1st to provide an explanation for the rules at the back of entry administration, the on hand applied sciences and the way they paintings. It presents unique case experiences describing how entry administration is being applied at organizational and nationwide degrees within the united states and Europe, and serves as a pragmatic advisor to the assets on hand to aid plan, enforce and function entry administration in libraries

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It is based on private information supplied by the user. g. smart card tokens.

G. e-mail address, user ID, name or username. ’ – the user verifies his/her identity or which organization he/she comes from. ’ – the process of determining what the identified and authenticated user is allowed to access and what operations he/she is allowed to carry out. In case of licensed information resources, this is based on user profiles and licensing permissions. 4 Accounting The process of collecting statistics and/or billing data. The Garibyan et al. Access & identity TEXT PROOF 04 07/10/2013 14:01 Page 40 40 ACCESS AND IDENTITY MANAGEMENT FOR LIBRARIES same tools can also be used to investigate which user accounts may have been compromised due to unauthorized access.

Garibyan et al. Access & identity TEXT PROOF 04 07/10/2013 14:01 Page 10 10 ACCESS AND IDENTITY MANAGEMENT FOR LIBRARIES While it is impossible for any library to own everything that its users want, electronic resources have opened up opportunities for providing access to a resource while not actually owning it (Moyo, 2002, 49). Managing access to electronic collections in the ‘global electronic information market’ (Steele, in Moyo, 2002, 48) faces a number of serious challenges. g. g. in law, medicine and engineering.

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