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Brighton, East Sussex, United Kingdom, 2010/03/12 - Semantico has completed an update to the dawsonera platform's access management system, ensuring full compliance with the latest release of the Shibboleth 2 software.
The Semantico Access Management System (SAMS) handles access and subscriptions for some of the world’s busiest and most successful publishing sites and dawsonera has become the first to upgrade to SAMS v3.9 which fully supports Shibboleth 2.
Working with the world’s leading academic publishers, Dawson has ensured that over 120,000 ebooks are available for purchase from the dawsonera platform. The early release of Shibboleth 2 (SAML 2) guarantees the dawsonera platform is fully interoperable ahead of the June deadline, the end-of-life date for Shibboleth v1.3. Customers of Dawson currently using Shibboleth v1.3 may continue to use the service without interruption.
SAMS provides a flexible and sophisticated approach that can integrate simply with third-party systems to control access, subscriptions, reporting and contact information across multiple product sites and covers access models for journals, e-books, reference works, directories and scholarly publishing.
Shibboleth 2 allows sites to operate across a much larger number of federations. With some national federations insisting on Shibboleth 2 compliance this upgrade is essential for all sites with an international audience.
Jude Norris, eBook Sales & Marketing Manager comments “Extending our reach with federations worldwide provides simple and secure access for library users, taking full advantage of single-sign-on technology.”
Richard Padley, Managing Director, Semantico said: “Shibboleth is becoming an increasingly essential market requirement as a way of managing the complex issues that surround online identities. This upgrade will further strengthen support for dawsonera’s international audience.”
About Dawson Books
Dawson Books is a long established company specialising in the supply of books and complementary services to libraries around the world.
Dawson Books is part of Dawson Holdings plc. Following a reorganisation of the latter, it now operates as an independent subsidiary with its own funding. It employs 155 staff, last year reporting revenues of £46 million. Dawson Books is headquartered in large modern purpose-built premises in central England. There are sister companies in Paris and Madrid.
Since its launch in 2007, continued innovation has reinforced dawsonera as Europe’s leading ebook supplier for academic, corporate and research libraries.
To arrange a 30 day free trial, live demonstration or take advantage of our title matching service, please contact a member of the dawsonera team, or send your questions to enquiries[.]dawsonera.com.
Semantico (semantico.com) was formed in 1999 to develop online publishing solutions for the publishing industry. Its mission is to be the partner of choice in helping clients realise the full potential of internet technologies for delivering digital information services. Semantico works to make clients' information ever more discoverable, more useful and more valuable.
Semantico's content delivery tool-sets, subscription management products, and hosting and support services enable rapid and robust, customised solutions for a wide range of clients.
Semantico's management team has a considerable breadth of experience in publishing, e-commerce B2B and B2C online sectors. Its strong engineering background allied with a focus on user-centred design processes ensure that it maintains high standards in its existing and new products, while providing the innovation necessary to compete effectively in emerging online markets.