December 22, 2010 – Serials Solutions has made available the proxy service, 360 Access Control. It is the industry’s first software-as-a-service (SaaS) proxy solution designed to help librarians streamline the management of their e-resource collections and improve patron access to those collections.

Information Today brought this news to our attention in their post, “Serials Solutions Announces Hosted Proxy Service.” The single sign-on option provided by the proxy services is much appreciated by librarians as it allows  users to quickly access e-resources from all content providers without having to sign in repeatedly to access specific information.

With a hosted solution like 360 Access Control, librarians can take advantage of all the patron benefits of a proxy service and gain the benefits of automated administration capabilities with an easy-to-manage solution that is integrated with their data management workflow.

We like when technology makes librarians’ lives a little easier.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Access Innovations, the world leader in thesaurus, ontology, and taxonomy creation and metadata application.