The Yale University Library invests a large portion of collections funds each year to provide patrons with access to online collections. These collections include journal articles, books, datasets, images, music and video, and the tools that index and make the content searchable. Access to licensed content is currently limited to patrons that are on the Yale Network or through the use of VPN. Library IT, in conjunction with others across the library and our partners in Yale ITS, are exploring identity based access control solutions to provide more seamless access to research material while ensuring vendor compliance. Solutions currently under consideration include, OpenAthens, InCommon Multifactor Authentication, and OCLC EZproxy.
Partners / collaborating departments
Yale ITS Identity and Access Management, Yale University Library Collection Development, Yale Medical Library, Yale Law Library
Proof of Concept pilot project, Fall 2014