LibLynx has integrated data from into its Identity & Access solution to enable publishers to automatically maintain registered IP addresses. The enhanced service launched on the new De Gruyter publishing platform in October 2021.

De Gruyter was facing a significant challenge in migrating and cleaning up customer account data from their legacy publishing platform. They wanted to reduce the manual effort invested in account maintenance and improve access for subscribers, while minimising unauthorised access.

The enhanced service allows LibLynx customers to automatically match customer accounts to organizations in and use their verified IP addresses to authenticate access to services. The integration ensures that updates to IP addresses are automatically applied and includes support for both IPv4 and IPv6 addresses.

“The integration between LibLynx and gives us a lot more confidence that our customers can access the licensed material they have bought, and will save significant time and manual effort.,” said Scott Williams, VP Technology & Platform, De Gruyter.

“Maintaining proper IP addresses is a significant but important challenge across our industry. The costs of poorly maintained data are significant, including lost access, unauthorised entry, and misallocated usage,” said Tim Lloyd, CEO, LibLynx. “We’re delighted to be working with De Gruyter and in launching this important step forward in automation.”

“We created to provide libraries and publishers with a truly collaborative, transparent and accurate source of data”, said Andrew Pitts, CEO and Co-founder, PSI Ltd.

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About LibLynx: LibLynx provides flexible Identity, Access Management, and Analytics solutions to online resource providers and libraries. We make identity & access as simple as possible and as secure as necessary and deliver insightful analytics that are on-demand and in real time. We mitigate the risks of fraud and managing personal data. Our cloud native applications are technology and platform independent, with an architecture designed to simplify integration and facilitate customization.

About PSI: PSI is an independent company and is the brainchild of two veterans of the publishing world who, between them, hold over 50 years of STM publishing experience. It was while working for major publishers that they recognised a number of problems facing the industry that could only be overcome through communication, collaboration and innovation. PSI now finds itself in a unique position to facilitate cooperation among the various stakeholders of the academic library and publishing world for the benefit of the whole community. PSI enables libraries, publishers and membership societies to work together, securely and confidentially, towards the common goals of facilitating legitimate access to scholarly content, providing reliable data through the interrogation of IP addresses, and combating cybercrime.

About De Gruyter: De Gruyter publishes first-class scholarship and has done so for more than 270 years. An international, independent publisher headquartered in Berlin — and with further offices in Boston, Beijing, Basel, Vienna, Warsaw and Munich — it publishes over 1,300 new book titles each year and more than 900 journals in the humanities, social sciences, medicine, mathematics, engineering, computer sciences, natural sciences, and law. The publishing house also offers a wide range of digital media, including open access journals and books. The group includes the imprints De Gruyter Akademie Forschung, Birkhäuser, De Gruyter Mouton, De Gruyter Oldenbourg, De Gruyter Saur, Düsseldorf University Press, Deutscher Kunstverlag (DKV) and Jovis Verlag, as well as the publishing services provider Sciendo.