Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Bidding farewell to ATHENS

Due to changes in the way we access LRC electronic resources, we will not be issuing ATHENS usernames and passwords from the academic year 2009-2010. Existing accounts will remain valid until 30th September 2009 for students and 31st October 2009 for staff.

QMU will be moving to an authentication method using your institutional login rather than ATHENS accounts later this summer. During the week beginning 17th August all off-campus links will be directed to the 'Institutional login screen' on our subscribed database or e-journal homepages.

You may also find this called a Shibboleth or Federation login by our suppliers. At this page you should select "UK Federation" (where necessary) then "Queen Margaret University" from the drop-down list. This will take you to our login screen where you should enter your Institutional login details - i.e. the same one you use to login to the desktop or email.

More information about the changes can be found on the Intranet which is available from on campus or via the Remote Desktop.

Further information about the Remote Desktop is available here. Please remember that use of the Remote Desktop greatly reduces the need to use other usernames and password, this is the preferred route for access to all our resources.


If you have any queries about the changes please contact LRCHelp@qmu.ac.uk.

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