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OCLC Team Exploring Access to External Content Providers with Digital Certificates – CREN/Mellon Project. Don Hamparian, Manager Infrastructure Services, IT Division Michael Teets, Director Cooperative Discovery Services Development Division. Current Security Services.

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Don hamparian manager infrastructure services it division

OCLC TeamExploring Access to External Content Providers with Digital Certificates – CREN/Mellon Project

Don Hamparian, Manager Infrastructure Services, IT Division

Michael Teets, Director Cooperative Discovery Services Development Division


Current security services
Current Security Services

  • Institutional Accounts including both subscription services and pay per use services.

  • Customization and limited personalization managed by library.

  • Web based scripting provides remote access capability with local control.


Institution description
Institution Description

  • Institutional Members: An institution that has signed an agreement with a Regional Service Provider pledging to contribute all of the institution’s current, Roman alphabet cataloging to WorldCat.

  • Institutional non-members: May license services

  • Institutional Control: Institutions are assigned basic authorization rights at service signup. Resources are granted to institutions based on the service contract.


Issues and goals
Issues and Goals

  • Security Issues:

    • Increased granularity needed to reduce institution costs

    • Inability to delegate rights effectively

    • Limitations of IP address based services

  • Security Goals:

    • Broaden secure access to services

    • Reduce cost of providing services

    • Enable rapid change in services delivered as market demands


Levels of precision
Levels of Precision

  • License terms anticipate the limitations of the current technology.

  • Improvements in technology will enable more precise licensing terms.

  • Precise licensing enables lower resource costs.


Procedure effectiveness
Procedure Effectiveness

  • What works

    • Autho/Password and IP well understood and deliver consistent, reliable results.

  • What doesn’t

    • Local programming is required to move access beyond campus level IP address.

    • Administrative and support costs high for both provider and institution.


Recent projects
Recent Projects

  • DLF - Digital Library Authentication and Authorization Architecture – 2000

    • Software worked.

    • Human interaction required too high.

  • Athens Access Management System – January 2001

    • Successful implementation in UKHE.

    • Translation module as opposed to full Athens service.


Plans
Plans

  • Enable local resource rights delegation within current technology.

  • Enable limited personalization (my.oclc)

  • Improve access to a broader range of content

    • More formats (more journals, e-books, e-text, etc.)

    • International

    • Evaluative Content

    • Knowledge Bases

    • Local Content