28 July 2020
Elsevier's scholarly literature platform, ScienceDirect, has integrated SeamlessAccess to provide researchers with convenient and secure institutional access to its site, anytime, anywhere and on any device.
Researchers will now see an 'Access through your institution' button clearly marked on ScienceDirect. When they click on the button, if their institution has an authorized subscription to ScienceDirect, they are authenticated by their institution and can use ScienceDirect services in the usual way. ScienceDirect continues to provide a range of remote access options in addition to this enhanced institutional authentication experience.
SeamlessAccess remembers a user's choice of institution, so they don't have to repeat the institutional selection process when they want to move from one participating site, to another. It does this securely, preserves user privacy, and adheres to the National Information Standards Organization's (NISO) Recommended Practice. It enables researchers to "seamlessly" navigate across multiple platforms with only a single click of the 'Access through your institution' button.
"The impact of coronavirus means the ability to easily work from home is now more important than ever for researchers around the world. The integration of SeamlessAccess on ScienceDirect provides a way for researchers to do this effortlessly on our platform, safe in the knowledge that they are doing this securely, and that their privacy and data is protected, said Gaby Appleton, Managing Director Researcher Products, Elsevier. "ScienceDirect is the biggest integrator of SeamlessAccess so far, and we look forward to having more publishers and electronic resource owners integrate the service so that we can collectively improve the access experience to many more resources for the research community."
Heather Flanagan, Program Director for SeamlessAccess, added, "We are delighted to have ScienceDirect join the increasing number of services which have implemented SeamlessAccess. By providing a consistent user experience via the SeamlessAccess button, we hope to increase user understanding and smooth access to the critical information resources researchers need at a time when their work is more important than ever."
ScienceDirect has recently integrated CASA, Universal CASA, and a remote access banner to increase access methods and improve its users' experience. ScienceDirect's various remote access options are explained here.