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Rushden, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom, 2010/03/12 - Dawson continues to embrace new technologies as it upgrades to the latest version of Shibboleth to ensure that dawsonera is at the forefront of ebook developments.
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.
Staying ahead as the preferred ebook provider to a growing number of libraries, Dawson has worked closely with federations across Europe to maintain optimal interaction with learning resources as their access protocols evolve. Dawson now operates a live service with the UK Access Management Federation, HAKA (Finland), SWITCH (Switzerland), FEIDE (Norway), RENATER (France) and DFN (Germany).
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.”
To further enhance discoverability, automated systems at Dawson construct WAYFless URL links, which are provided within hours of order placement, ensuring users can link seamlessly from the library catalogue or VLE direct to full text.
About Dawson Books
Working with the world’s leading academic publishers, Dawson (dawsonbooks.co.uk) has ensured that over 120,000 ebooks are available for purchase from the dawsonera platform.
Since its launch in 2007, continued innovation has reinforced dawsonera as Europe’s leading ebook supplier for academic, corporate and research libraries. Integrating seamlessly with existing Dawson services, dawsonera is a major investment and indicates the long term commitment of Dawson Books to provide libraries and information departments with the content they require in ebook and new media formats.
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.
Felicity Kilshaw, eBook Technical & Customer Support
Dawson Books, Foxhills House, Rushden, Northamptonshire NN10 6DB United Kingdom.