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ISI Web of Knowledge Access notification
Thomson Reuters (Scientific), Inc. will be supporting Shibboleth access to ISI Web of Knowledge(SM) and EndNote(r) Web for UK Access Management federation members from 1 August 2008. Many sites will gain Shibboleth access automatically at the time of release but others may require manual configuration.
Institutions committed to using Shibboleth from the 1 August 2008.
In order to find out who has an absolute cutover deadline for Aug 1 2008. Could you please notify the Mimas WoK helpdesk [log in to unmask] if (as a subscribed institution to the JISC agreement) you are committed to using Shibboleth from the 1 August 2008. The list of JISC subscribed institutions for the ISI WoK UK Service can be found at: http://wok.mimas.ac.uk/full_subscribers.html
With your assistance we will be able to determine if your institution's Shibboleth information is complete, ensuring Thomson Reuters have what they need to get your institutional information set up in their system before the 1 August 2008 deadline.
UK Access Management Federation for Education and Research information can be found at: http://www.ukfederation.org.uk/
Alternative access options
IP authorised access
- Institutions can opt to use IP address authentication, this can be requested at any time, it is not necessary to wait for the deadline. All that is required is that you send your institution IP address range with a request for this to be enabled to the Mimas WoK helpdesk [log in to unmask] Institutions manage their Off campus users providing access to an institution's network via an institutional VPN or web proxy server.
Mimas service access information at: http://www.mimas.ac.uk/access/#access-information
Some other sources of information about the changes are:
Mimas news item: http://www.mimas.ac.uk/news/2008/06/athens-withdrawal.html
JISC - UK federated access management http://www.jisc.ac.uk/federation.html
Athens: federated access http://www.athensams.net/federations
Mimas ISI Web of Knowledge Support
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