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Thursday, November 8 • 11:30am - 12:10pm
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A library user’s online experience must ensure easy, quick and secure access to resources by eliminating multiple logins and - at the same time - securing the user’s privacy rights. Key stakeholders discuss their experiences with OpenAthens in providing such seamless, secure authentication. Representatives from two different organizations discuss their discovery service, the power of single sign-on and the need to both solicit and secure user information. Stephen Ambra, Library Director at NHTI recently transitioned from proxy services to OpenAthens authentication services. Lucy Harrison, Executive Director of GALILEO, Georgia’s virtual library system, is in the implementation phase of OpenAthens for their entire system of libraries. This session will look at why OpenAthens was chosen to complement their services. Learn how NHTI is managing its resource investments more effectively and what GALILEO has planned for its system-wide rollout of OpenAthens.


Stephen Ambra

Library Director, NHTI Concord’s Community College
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Lucy Harrison

Executive Director, GALILEO
Lucy Harrison is assistant vice chancellor for academic library services at the University System of Georgia, as well as the executive director of GALILEO. She has served in her position since 2016. Before that, Harrison was the director of library services for the Florida Virtual... Read More →
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Christopher Holly

Director of SaaS Innovation, EBSCO
FOLIO, Software as a Service, OpenAthens, Stacks, EBSCO Discovery Service, Library Systems Management, Strategic Planning

Thursday November 8, 2018 11:30am - 12:10pm EST
Grand Ballroom 2, Gaillard Center