This is a short self-service guide to help you get your library set up with Kopernio.
To get started please select your institution from the list below:
Kopernio reuses existing library authentication infrastructure to help you get access to subscribed resources when Kopernio is used on campus and off-campus.
Kopernio automatically discovers your library holdings, so there is no need for you to set up or maintain holdings data in order to use Kopernio. The more Kopernio is used at your institution, the smarter it gets at figuring out your entitlements, leading to a better user experience.
Use of subscribed resources is limited exclusively to your authorised patrons, with your library in control of who gets access to subscription content.
When used on campus or behind a VPN connection Kopernio makes use of existing IP authentication to give one-click access to your library's journal subscriptions. You don't need to do anything, Kopernio will just work out of the box. When you access full-text articles this will appear as regular COUNTER usage of your library's subscriptions.
Behind the scenes, Kopernio connects directly to publishers' servers making requests from behind your institution's authorised IP range.
There are two different options for using Kopernio off-campus, i.e. outside of your institution's IP range: proxies and Shibboleth/SSO. Once setup, your patrons can use Kopernio without the need for any configuration or VPN client. For both proxies and Shibboleth/SSO Kopernio's entitlements will follow the granularity at which the infrastructure is configured, right down to per-user resource authorisation.
Kopernio can proxy HTTP requests for subscribed resources through your library proxy. Authentication and authorisation are brokered through your proxy. Kopernio works with most popular proxy solutions including EZProxy (both hosted and on-premises) and WAM. Kopernio will detect when it used being used outside of your institution's IP range and begin making use of your proxy. The first time this happens, each user will need to authenticate themselves using their institutional credentials. For future requests, Kopernio can securely remember users credentials, stored encrypted and local in the browser (user credentials don't touch Kopernio servers).
If you do not run an proxy server Kopernio can make use of Shibboleth/SSO infrastructure to deliver off-campus resource access for supported service providers (publishers). When Kopernio wants to access a subscribed resource, Kopernio will issue an authentication request to the user's identity provider. If the authentication request is granted, Kopernio will request the resource from the publisher.
Thank you for helping us setup Kopernio for your institution.
Our team will review the submitted information and get in touch if we have further questions or need you to do any testing. You can contact us at [email protected]