Gateway offers four options to update patron information:
LibLynx is compatible with a wide range of identity standards and protocols, including LDAP and SAML, as well as popular applications such as Active Directory.
Your users benefit from an improved user experience – no need for them to remember yet another set of login credentials. Users can access LibLynx Gateway like any other authorized application.
You still retain control when you integrate with your local directory (or SSO). LibLynx Gateway gives you the ability to decide who has access to what at all times. For example, you can:
Your library also benefits from lower administrative effort. Our options include automatically onboarding new users and offboarding users who are no longer eligible.
Password sharing is often the result of password fatigue and convenience, as forgotten passwords cause frustration and disrupt workflow productivity. Studies show that users are less likely to share network credentials because of the security implications.
|Single entry point||easy, fast access via a single entry point enhances productivity – no more patron time wasted trying to find library resources|
|Seamless access across resources||no need for users to re-enter credentials as they access different resources|
|Curate resources down to the user level||personalize the resources accessible for users, to streamline and simplify access|
|Support for all devices||our adaptive interface supports a wide range of desktop, laptop and mobile devices and their respective internet browsers. We support all modern browsers and many older ones|
|Self registration pages||enable patrons to self-register from anywhere at their convenience. Patrons registering are authenticated by IP address and/or email. Self registration pages can include a range of customization options from logos and color schemes through to a fully personalized branded page|
|Support for users existing credentials||eliminate the need for users to remember another set of credentials|
|Free resources||add links to relevant, publicly available resources|
|Custom searches||enable custom search from within the user access pages e.g. PubMed and Google Scholar|
|Custom text||Create custom text to highlight important information e.g. library hours, new resources, one-on-one support, news and events.|
|Link to internal documents||any PDF or JPG file created with a link can be included on the user portal, such as internal newsletters, publisher tutorials etc.|
|Custom panels||create custom panels to target resources at specific user groups e.g. academic or professional specialties|
|Branding||easily customize logos, colors and fonts to reinforce your organizational branding. Fully control the look and feel via CSS customization (may require IT support)|
|Rearrange/delete panels||based on user preference|
|Highlight favorites||Create a favorites resource panel based on user preference|
Easily generate reports that analyze and allocate usage by department and location, enabling cross billing of resources between departments and locations.
Monthly statistical reports can be automatically generated based on pre-selected criteria to aid budgeting, and enable adjustments to licensed subscriptions based on actual use.
Create custom hierarchies of user groups and sub-user groups that reflect your organizational structure and allow flexible reporting. Sort reports by a variety of fields including time, geographical location, patron role, groups and individuals. You can even create your own custom fields to meet your own, unique reporting needs.
All the usage data we collect can be viewed as reports within our admin portal, or can be exported for external analysis into applications like Excel.