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Thursday, November 8 • 2:30pm - 3:10pm
Straightforward and Secure: Subscription Access Matures – a Milestone Report-Out from RA21

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In 2016 RA21, the STM and NISO initiative, announced its intention to streamline the user experience for access to subscribed content outside institutional IP domains. Frequently the user experience with IP access is not seamless due to workflow or location issues. Further, this anonymous form of authentication provides inadequate security, and limits the ability of librarians and publishers to understand patterns of usage and respond with greater customization. These issues not only impact paywalled content, but also delivery of greater customization around open access services.

Two years on, the RA21 team is ready to unveil the results of collaboration with libraries, industry associations, publishers, and standards organizations.

The report out will include updates and developments in four key areas including:
1. Results from the Pilots and What’s Next
2. User Experience (UX) overview
3. Input and feedback from the RA21 Security and Privacy report
4. Future Governance and next phase framework

Following the presentations from a panel of key stakeholders involved in the project, RA21 welcomes questions and input from the library and research communities as part of this session.

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Ann Gabriel

Chair: RA21 Outreach Committee and VP Academic & Research Relations, Elsevier, Elsevier
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James King

Branch Chief & Information Architect, NIH
James currently manages the subscription portfolio and assessment efforts for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Library. He has spent over 25 years in US Federal libraries blending his IT background with librarianship to enhance and optimize library services to ensure value... Read More →
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Tim Lloyd

CEO, LibLynx
Tim Lloyd is founder and CEO of LibLynx, a company providing Identity, Access & Analytics solutions for online resources. His career spans several decades in a variety of product development and operational roles in online publishing, with a particular focus on developing innovative... Read More →
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Ralph Youngen

Sr. Director, Technology Strategy & Partnerships, American Chemical Society
Ralph Youngen has more than 30 years of experience with the scientific publishing industry. For the past 20 years he has held numerous positions with the American Chemical Society. In his current role Ralph focuses both on internal technology strategy and external partnerships for... Read More →

Thursday November 8, 2018 2:30pm - 3:10pm EST
Colonial Ballroom, Embassy Suites