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The insurance angle


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Off: you depend on publishers not letting your users in if you don't have a subscription

Advantages:

  • You do not need to manage permission sets or their allocation beyond the default set for the role attribute

Disadvantages:

  • None?
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On: you can make sure it that it can't happen

Advantages:

  • You have more control

Disadvantages:

  • You need to manage resource allocation to permission sets (in each of your sub-organisations)
  • You need to manage permission set allocation to accounts (in each of your sub-organisations)

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The statistics angle


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Off: you will be able to see which resources your users are trying to access alongside those that you subscribe to.

Advantages: 

  • You will be able to monitor and respond to how your users want to access content
  • The resources you don't subscribe to can be counted as turnaways
  • You do not need to manage permission sets or their allocation beyond the default set for the role attribute

Disadvantages:

  • You may see 'stats' for resources that you do not subscribe to in your reports
  • You need to manually filter these resources in statistics reports 
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On: you will not see statistics for resources that have not been allocated to permission sets

Advantages:

  • You only see stats for the resources you have allocated

Disadvantages:

  • You need to manage resource allocation to permission sets (in each of your sub-organisations)
  • You need to manage permission set allocation to accounts (in each of your sub-organisations)

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The error message angle


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Off: Users will get a 'no access' message from the resource

Advantages:

  • You do not need to manage permission sets or their allocation allocation beyond the default set for the role attribute 

Disadvantages:

The error messages from publishers are not consistent

  • Some error messages are better than others
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On: Users will get a 'no access' message from OpenAthens

Advantages:

  • Consistent error message for resources you have not allocated

Disadvantages:

  • Only works for resources in the same federation(s) as you
  • You need to manage resource allocation to permission sets (in each of your sub-organisations)
  • You need to manage permission set allocation to accounts (in each of your sub-organisations)

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