Identity and access management specialist OpenAthens has overhauled its established MyAthens service. The service supports librarians in curating and managing resources through a central place, with users being able to access a wide range of materials. MyAthens has now been completely redesigned to incorporate a new suite of features and the addition of an enhanced add-on service called MyAthens Plus.
The OpenAthens team embarked on this redesign project after an in-depth two-year discovery exercise. Through their research, the team has set out to identify the key needs of OpenAthens’ monthly users worldwide.
As well as a new look, the focus is on user experience. Greater functionality and brand-new features enable ease of access. Once users are logged into their institution, access to chosen resources is already authenticated for every piece of content listed. This is designed so users don’t get frustrated as they do on alternative platforms when they can’t gain access.
The basic version of MyAthens is included with the standard OpenAthens subscription at no additional charge, which is optimal for libraries that already have well established library portals.
An introductory period for MyAthens Plus will be offered to all existing OpenAthens customers at no additional cost until May 2022. It is ideal for information professionals looking for a knowledge portal, as they will be able to curate and organise resources for their users. MyAthens Plus builds on OpenAthens’ powerful access management capabilities, ensuring that patrons can easily access the content available to them.Click here to read the original press release.