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What is OpenAthens?

OpenAthens is a company that provides off-campus authentication for Liberty University's electronic resources by redirecting URL's through a secure network.

Why Liberty Switched to OpenAthens Authentication

Liberty University switched from EZproxy authentication to OpenAthens authentication for three primary reasons:

1) OpenAthens provides greater security for accessing Liberty's electronic resources.

2) OpenAthens requires less internal support to maintain continuity of access to electronic resources.

3) OpenAthens provides greater reporting capabilities for informed decision making to optimize JFL collections.

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