30 April 2019
Over the last year EDINA have been assessing the launch of an Entitlement Registry as a viable service for Higher Education, both in the UK and internationally. In partnership with the LOCKSS Program at Stanford University, EDINA has created an Entitlement Registry application that is a self-service tool to provide a single place to upload and keep entitlement records.
The beta service will be going live on Monday 6 May 2019, and beta testers are needed.
What will the beta involve?
Testers will be asked to use the Entitlement Registry (via a new link to a fresh production version of the site, and a user-specific login) as if they were subscribed to it and using it for library business. The beta will run for two weeks. During the beta, testers will be asked to send EDINA bugs/feedback/suggestions as they occur. At some point around the half-way mark of the beta, a webinar will be held for people to have questions answered and raise any suggestions/concerns.
The beta testing phase will allow assessment of the uptake, benefits and drawbacks of the approach to entitlement logging. Institutions will be able to upload, store and reference both locally produced records and those downloaded from a publisher.