Open Source Presentations

Doing Authentication – Koha-US 2017

Our 2 year saga of implementing EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) and OpenAthens with Koha didn’t quite fit into the 40-minute presentation slot! Despite that, I hope there was a lot of good information packed into it and perhaps it will inspire others to take the plunge. 

There are now two plugins for Koha: one that utilizes the EDS API to perform Discovery searches from within Koha and one that allows Koha to communicate with OpenAthens to authenticate access to electronic resources. While the initial stages were a little bumpy, the road is getting smoother and we’re getting closer to our ultimate goals of access to all of our resources in one place, one search, with one login.

My PowerPoint presentation is embedded below. As always, please use the comments box to post your feedback and questions!

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