In this paper, Sunshine Carter and Cody Hanson provide an overview of common authentication and authorization mechanisms used in academic libraries for academic library staff. The goal is to provide staff with a basic understanding of terms and concepts so that they are better positioned to contribute to conversations with their colleagues, engage in negotiations for licensed resources, and inform users about how their information is used.
Access the White Paper: Electronic Resource Authentication and Authorization [PDF] by Sunshine Carter and Cody Hanson, 2022.
A webinar was held reviewing this white paper on June 8, 2022. Access the recording: https://mediaspace.illinois.edu/media/t/1_iu4hnre6.