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REMOTE ACCESS OPTIONS

Remote Access Options:

As we all adjust to a new reality, we wanted to let you know that we are committed to working with you and your patrons to navigate the various challenges that have resulted from COVID-19.

We recognize, for example, that some of your patrons may be having difficulty accessing our content as your university's network capacity has been taxed by a larger than normal number of remote users. To help overcome this, we have implemented a number of remote access options as follows:

  1. Federated Authentication: Optica Publishing Group has significantly expanded the number of federated authentication options, often referred to as "Shibboleth" or "OpenAthens," available to our subscribers via eduGAIN. As federated authentication delivers content directly from Optica Publishing Group to your logged-in patron working off-campus, it does not rely on your university's network, and therefore it utilizes minimal network capacity.

    If you are part of one of the federations that has joined eduGAIN and would like to provide your patrons with federated access to our content via that group, please contact us at elec@optica.org with the following information, and we will work with you promptly to implement this solution for your university:

    1. Your institution's name
    2. Institution's Entity ID
    3. Contact person's name
    4. Contact person's email
  2. Google Scholar CASA (Campus Activated Subscriber Access): Another remote access option for your patrons to use is Google CASA. With this method, researchers who have authenticated on your institutional network within the last 30 days can easily download content published by Optica Publishing Group via a search on Google Scholar. Once an article is selected from Google Scholar, Google CASA places a secure token on your patron's device to enable seamless access to our content.
  3. Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) Education Continuity License: Optica Publishing Group is working with the CCC to authorize educators with a way to easily acquire the rights to use our copyrighted materials in their distance learning models during the pandemic. At the launch, the program will be specific to U.S. based educators. Once in place, though, our goal is to quickly work with the CCC to enable educators across the globe to acquire the same type of limited term license for educational purposes.
  4. For institutions who use EZproxy Access, please use the below stanza for your access:

    Title Optica Publishing Group (updated 20220127)
    URL https://opg.optica.org/default.cfm
    HJ http://opg.optica.org
    HJ ao.osa.org
    HJ col.osa.org
    HJ https://www.osa.org
    HJ imagebank.optica.org
    HJ josaa.osa.org
    HJ josab.osa.org
    HJ jot.osa.org
    HJ ol.osa.org
    HJ osa.org
    HJ vjbo.osa.org
    HJ www.opticsinfobase.org
    HJ www.osa.org
    HJ www.osapublishing.org
    DJ opticsinfobase.org
    DJ osa.org
    DJ osapublishing.org

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