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Ottenheimer Library Implements Single Sign-On Experience

Ottenheimer Library is beginning to implement a campus single sign-on (SSO) experience for online subscription resources. During this time, you may see the familiar UA Little Rock sign-on screen. Use your campus NetID 2.0 credentials just as you would normally to sign-on to Blackboard, Email, or any other campus service. If you are already signed-on to one of these services, you will already have access to all of the library’s online subscription resources.

We will run the new sign-on option alongside the current sign-on option until December 30 to minimize disruptions.

All Ottenheimer persistent links to online library subscription resources should be updated before December 30. This includes links to library resources located in your citation managers like Endnote or Zotero, course websites like Google Classroom, Blackboard, and course materials like assignments, syllabi, reading lists, and handouts.

Library staff will update course reading lists for your convenience. These are links to library resources used as primary or supplementary course materials. Just upload and send us the documents with citations. Please allow library staff at least one-week turnaround time for requests. The persistent links you are currently using will not work after December 30.  Please allow the library staff to help you update your course reading lists, especially if you need them for spring 2022.

You will be able to locate persistent links in databases as you have previously beginning December 15.  If you need additional support, please make an appointment with a librarian.

Persistent Links

A persistent link, also known as a durable link, stable link, or permalink, is a URL that connects directly to a specific full-text article in a library database or electronic journal subscription.

It helps ensure copyright compliance.

Persistent links can be placed within Blackboard, course web sites, syllabi and readings lists. They allow you to link to Ottenheimer Library’s electronic subscription resources instead of downloading and sharing digital or print copies.

It helps ensure direct access to desired content.

Persistent links never change. They allow you to access Ottenheimer Library’s electronic subscription resources without concerns over broken links.

It helps ensure the best resources for teaching and research.

Using persistent links helps the library know which resources are being used for teaching and research. They allow librarians to monitor and analyze resource usage that help inform licensing and renewal decisions.

Single Sign-On Experience

Single sign-on (SSO) is when you sign-on once to access multiple systems without having to sign-on over and over again in each system. Learn more from UA Little Rock Information Technology Services.

New UA Little Rock Sign in for SSO

An example of UA Little Rock Sign in screen with a background image of  UA Little Rock Student Success Building

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