Subject RE: Shibboleth and HighWire Press
From "Mark Williams \(JISC\)" <m.williams@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date Thu, 3 Sep 2009 11:08:15 +0100

Hi Olivier,

Highwire host UK Federation compliant platforms (shibboleth) for: New England Journal of Medicine, British Medical Journals, Oxford Journals, OED, Royal Society of Publishing, Sage Publishing, Royal College of Psychiatrists, Royal Society of Medicine, Journals of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery and American Medical Society.


HighWire supports access to the sites they host via Shibboleth, but it is the individual publishers who have to request that this feature be enabled for their sites.

So making the usage argument is clearly key - and shibboleth access certainly demand led. If you can email me off list with a Royal Soc contact I'll approach them from the UK side.
Hope that helps

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From: Olivier Salaün [mailto:olivier.salaun@xxxxxx]
Sent: Thu 03/09/2009 10:35 AM
To: REFeds
Subject: [refeds] Shibboleth and HighWire Press


We are currently in contact with Royal Society
<> that wishes to join our federation. Their
resources are accessible through the HighWire Press platform
<> that seems to host many scientific
publishers. It seems that HighWire Press infrastructure is already
Shibboleth-enabled but it seems that they wait until they get more
demand before opening the Shibboleth access.

I was told that HighWire provides a Shibbolized access to the UK
federation ; is this true? (I could not find the Shibboleth login on the
HighWire web server)
If so, did they register as HighWire or did each publisher providing the
content had to register?
If HighWire registered to the UK federation, how hard was that to make
them open the Shibbolized access?
Any other countries in contact with "Royal Society" or "HighWire"?

Thanks for any feedback.