Related product OpenAthens

Overview

CARLI has purchased OpenAthens from EBSCO for Governing Member libraries through June 30, 2023 to assist libraries in establishing single sign-on service for Alma, Primo VE and electronic resources. There will be no charges assessed to members using Open Athens until after this initial three-year period. 

On April 6, 2022, all Governing Directors were sent pricing for FY24 and FY25 should their institution choose to continue using OpenAthens.  If your institution needs this pricing information again, please contact CARLI Support at to request it.

I-Share libraries are not required to use OpenAthens if they have another service in place that can manage their Alma and Primo VE signons.

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Chicago Theological Seminary
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Moody Bible Institute
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Shawnee Community College
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CARLI libraries that will be implementing Open Athens will need to complete questionnaires for EBSCO. You may opt to use OpenAthens only for Alma and PrimoVE or for Alma and PrimoVE and your licensed e-resources. The Phase 1 questionnaire is for Alma and Primo VE (only), the Phase 2 questionnaire covers using OpenAthens for e-resources.

Phase 1 questionnaire –  This form covers setting up Open Athens for Alma and Primo VE (only). Submitting this questionnaire will prompt EBSCO’s Implementation team to reach out to your library to begin your implementation.

Phase 1 questionnaire as a PDF file (for your review only, please complete the online form above to begin your Phase 1 implementation.

Phase 2 questionnaire This form covers setting up Open Athens for your electronic resources. This work will be typically be completed after Phase 1 is finished unless other scheduling arrangements are made between the library, CARLI, and EBSCO.

Phase 2 questionnaire as a PDF file (for your review only, please complete the online form above to begin your Phase 2 implementation.

About OpenAthens

WEBINARS

EBSCO OpenAthens Webinar

 (1hr 9 min)

Overview of OpenAthens

 February 19, 2021 (1hr 0 min 24sec)

Kickoff webinar, January 29, 2020:

Webinar recording (41min 2sec)
(Please note that due to a WebEx technical problem, the live webinar recording was not usable. This is a re-recording of the same presentation, but without the participant questions.)

Webinar slides (PDF)

Phase 2 webinar, April 15, 2020

Webinar recording (1hr 27min 37sec)

Webinar slides (PDF)

OpenAthens Resources and Documentation

OpenAthens Onboarding Guide, a "users’ manual" for the implementation process and beyond. Reference this guide for the step-by-step setup process, information you will need to gather, tips for communicating changes to library stakeholders, and much more.

FAQs for IT, a doc that’s designed to answer initial questions from IT regarding IdP connection and beyond

Communication to library patrons, to help identify ways to market the upcoming transition to faculty, staff, and students

OpenAthens Security Guide

Security and Privacy FAQs

IP proxy and OpenAthens: a comparison

Types of accounts used in OpenAthens; see also creating personal accounts, access accounts within OpenAthens

OpenAthens usage reports

About usage reports and privacy

The library's control over attribute release

CARLI documentation on How to configure OpenAthens as a Proxy Redirector in Alma

Open Athens Health Check document from EBSCO (NEW 6/28/2022)

Do-it-Yourself Health Check for OpenAthens E-Learning Course (NEW 7/26/2022) - This 31-minute video course from the EBSCO training team walks you through the key maintenance areas step-by-step and provides a checklist to guide you.  Sign in with your EBSCO Connect account to get started, or request a free account from EBSCO, if needed.

OpenAthens new password policy FAQ (NEW 8/8/2022) - OpenAthens is strengthening password requirements over the second half of 2022. Beginning August 15, 2022, users will be required to have passwords with at least 10 characters and must meet a minimum complexity level.

OpenAthens Training Materials​

OpenAthens Virtual Learning Environment - Created by OpenAthens staff, sign in with your OpenAthens admin credentials to view a selection of self-paced courses that will help you learn how to use the features and functions of OpenAthens

EBSCO Academy - Training videos, articles, and upcoming classes about OpenAthens (and other EBSCO products/services).