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32nd Annual Charleston Conference Issues in Book and Serial Acquisition
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Friday, November 9 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Moving Towards Shibboleth Authentication: A Canadian Academic Library’s Perspective

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Moving towards Shibboleth authentication has been a slow process for Canadian academic libraries. This poster session is intended to present an overview of the current status of Shibboleth implementation from a Canadian academic library’s perspective. The author will begin with needs analysis for Shibboleth authentication for a Canadian academic library, then proceed to explore the issues and challenges surrounding Shibboleth implementation, and finally discuss the key roles of the stakeholders as well as potential collaborations among them.

Attendees may expect to gain a better understanding of Shibboleth authentication from our experience. The author hopes to collect feedback and learn the best practices by communicating with the attendees. 



Heather Cai

Information Technology Services Librarian, McGill University
Heather Cai is the Information Technology Services Librarian at McGill University Library, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. In this position, she plans, coordinates and implements library systems projects, and provides support for the use of library information systems and applications. Her areas of interest include  e-resources management, resource discovery, systems integration, digital libraries, authentication and access control. She has... Read More →

Friday November 9, 2012 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Courtyard Marriott Outside Cypress Ballroom