BrowZine™ was featured this morning in the Scholarly Kitchen Blog “Mobile Access — Publishers Must Catch Up With User Adoption Trends” by Judy Luther. In the post, she discusses the importance of mobile access to scholarly content and the challenges that have thus far been presented to would-be readers involving off-campus authentication. However, BrowZine is noted as one solution for providing access off campus seamlessly:
One potential solution appeared in a recent demo by Third Iron Library Technologies whose first product, BrowZine, assembles articles into journals for an optimal experience on a tablet. BrowZine works with each institution’s protocols for authentication and link resolvers to provide seamless access. So a commercial solution is possible.
Indeed, one of BrowZine’s strengths is in enabling campuses to use their existing authentication strategies – whether that’s EZProxy, other proxy software, Shibboleth, VPN or some combination thereof. Third Iron customizes this process so that users can securely access the content they want no matter where they are in the world. To learn more about BrowZine, click here.