You may have heard of a project called RA21 that aims to simplify online access to library resources, but how it actually does this is less well understood. The technical jargon and acronyms often confuse what is actually a pretty simple concept.

In this brief video (5min), and with the help of some stick figures, we demystify RA21 and what it means for publishers and libraries. You can also flick through the slides.

The video is based on a presentation I gave at the Charleston Library Conference in early November as part of a session titled “Straightforward and Secure: Subscription Access Matures – a Milestone Report-Out from RA21”.


Tim Lloyd
CEO, LibLynx LLC