National Information Standards Organization
Coalition for Networked Information
Vice President, Product Management, Platform and Content
Director of Electronic Product Development
American Chemical Society
Earlier this year, CNI published a report on the Authentication and Authorization Survey conducted in 2016, describing an environment that remains primarily based on IP-address authentication despite its numerous problems and limitations. Separately, the STM Association has been convening conversations focused on how to improve the user experience and provide a more seamless access experience to patrons, while also providing greater control and analytics over network activity. Community conversations and consensus building are necessary to explore potential alternatives to IP-authentication and to build momentum toward testing alternatives among publisher, system vendors, and library partners. This session will begin with a landscape overview and the results of the CNI survey, as well as a recap of the exploratory work that the STM Association has done. This will be followed by an interactive audience discussion of the opportunity, necessary requirements, pitfalls to avoid, as well as potential next steps.