In coordination with GALILEO, Memorial Library is moving from proxy-based authentication for our subscription electronic resources to OpenAthens. Over the course of the fall 2022 semester, links to library-subscribed e-resources on the library web page will be updated. Any links you have created on your course pages or personal resources will continue to work until June 30, 2023.
On campus, there will be no change to the way you access online resources when you are using the Berry College network. Off campus, you will still be prompted for your Berry Active Directory credentials, but the process will look a little different.
Off-campus, students, faculty, and staff will have the option to access the library's subscribed content without going through the library website. The exact process varies, but where it is supported, you will have the ability to log into OpenAthens by selecting Berry from a list and entering your Berry AD credentials.
There will be no change to the library's subscribed resources as a result of moving to OpenAthens, and campus researchers should be able to continue using Memorial Library's resources with little or no disruption. If you do experience problems, or would like more information, please email Memorial Library at email@example.com.
Do I Need to Do Anything?
Not right now. Eventually - probably in Spring 2023 - we will ask you to check to see if your bookmarks, saved links, or reading list links to Memorial Library-subscribed content need to be updated. (Here is information about how to link to Memorial Library's e-resources).
How does OpenAthens work?
The OpenAthens identity management system is a SAML-based access management service that allows GALILEO and Memorial Library to enable access to subscribed electronic resources on and off campus. OpenAthens is supplied by Jisc, a British not-for-profit information technology services company.
Here are some general tips for accessing the Memorial Library's e-resources via OpenAthens: