ALPSP: Online Journal Discovery and Delivery: Working with libraries and industry intermediaries to maximise readership

This course will provide an insight into the technologies behind online journal delivery, and help delegates understand the challenges faced by libraries in providing readers with access to their journals. The course will be business-centric – clearly positioning technologies in the context of the industry issues they aim to solve.

Participants will learn how technologies influence the delivery of journals from publisher via library to the end-user.

Who will benefit from this course?

Sales, marketing and customer service staff of all levels, management, editorial, legal staff, and technical staff needing to understand how the publisher fits into the researcher workflow. This course offers significant insight into the user journey from discovery to delivery which needs to be widely understood by all departments within the publishing business.

To enrol on this course follow this link to the ALPSP website

Learn how to…

Gain a business-level grounding in journal delivery technologies, gain greater insight into customers’ technical and business requirements and understand the role technology plays in journal deployment and discoverability.

Gain an understanding of the limitations and risks associated with granting or denying access through all the main authentication methods, and so inform how library licence agreements should be structured to support these limitations.


How users navigate to journal content: introducing the key discovery points for research – features and benefits of resource discovery, journal hosts, publisher websites, aggregators, search engines and library resource discovery. Identifying the major players involved in online journal platforms; where do users choose to begin their research? Advances in user navigation; mobile-ready platforms

How libraries manage e-resources: linking through URL and OpenURL, the development and importance of Link Servers; the role of library web pages, resource discovery services (RDS) and journals management tools used by libraries

Authentication: user authentication methodologies and their limitations: IP address ranges, proxies, Athens, Shibboleth, and single-sign-on (SSO).


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A one-day course
An ALPSP course


  • 02 November 2017

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To enrol on this course follow this link to the ALPSP website

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