If you use MyAthens, you may find that the names and descriptions of the resources do not quite suit the content you get or that the landing page might be better. Each organisation and sub-organisation can view and edit these via the resource catalogue. 

Path to function: Catalogue > Any tab > Click on resource title


As well as details about the resource such as the complete title and description (which may have been truncated on the catalogue card), you can see details on the source of the resource - e.g. the International OpenAthens federation, a local federation or the managed proxy service - and the provider of the resource.

Clicking on the owner's name will perform a search for all related resources in the catalogue and a blue resource type link will similarly filter the catalogue on type.

Edit details

For any resource including custom resources you have created (but not custom resources created by others) you can customise the resource name and description... and even things such as the logo and the access URL. Selecting the hidden from users checkbox makes the resource invisible in MyAthens.

To undo any changes you have made there is a revert button available next to the save button. This can only restore the default settings for that resource rather than the previous settings.

The uneditable grey fields at the bottom of some resources displays link information used by the Redirector and as well as telling you the internet domains that are associated with that resource, will also show you the 'tokenised' link that will be used during access via the redirector. You may find this a useful reference if you need to create a WAYFLess URL for your catalogue, or change the landing page of the access URL that appears in MyAthens.

Field specific details
Anything to watch out for?

If you modify a resource then it will no longer automatically pick up modifications from further up the tree including updates to access URLs.

Modifying an access URL yourself has the potential to prevent access for your users if you make a mistake so should be done with care. You should always test that the link you want to enter here works from a location that is not covered by IP authentication before you save such an update. There is a test button by the Access URL field that may help.

These modifications are unique to the organisation. They are not shared with sub-organisations.