You should have received an email linking to our member survey where we ask for your thoughts on a series of provocations about UKSG's strategy. Please do fill it in (it shouldn't take much longer than 8 minutes, depending on your responses of course!) If you haven't received it and would like to take part, please drop Bev an email: bev [at] uksg.org
New Insights Article
Advancing open access in the Netherlands after 2020: from quantity to quality - https://bit.ly/35Qmb3S
Introduction to E-Resources Online Seminar 2021 - 6th and 9th July 2021. Details here: https://www.uksg.org/event/INERTJULY21
This two-part online event has been adapted from UKSG’s successful and long-running one-day seminar and aims to present a practical introductory overview of all aspects of e-resources management, encompassing e-journals, e-books and bibliographic and full-text databases.
FREE UKSG webinar - Federated authentication for library resources: can it be trusted? 14 July 2021 Details here: https://www.uksg.org/event/free-uksg-webinar-federated-authentication-library-resources-can-it-be-trusted
Library users are increasingly authenticating to online resources from off campus. Access control via campus IP recognition remains but publishers and service providers are increasingly investing in federated single sign on technologies such as SAML (Security Assertion Markup Language). Can libraries trust a platform that asks users to sign in with their personal institutional credentials? This webinar will explain how federated authentication works, will discuss the benefits for libraries and service providers and address the apparent conflict between offering personalisation whilst still preserving user privacy.
Save the dates!
Our November conference will be held in two sessions on the 17th and 18th November this year.
Our Annual Conference will be held in Glasgow on the 28-30 March 2022 - our call for papers can be found here