NYU recently integrated Umlaut, an open source OpenURL resolver, into Primo to provide additional delivery services to patrons. Our experience has been mostly positive, but there have been a few issues that we are addressing. I will discuss the implementation and the issues we have experienced.
We also are working on integrating Sun's OpenSSO software, which is the university's access management solution, into PDS to provide single sign-on for the NYU community. Since NYU is part of a consortium whose members are not all in the OpenSSO access management system, the integration has provided challenges regarding both authentication and authorization, which I will discuss.
Finally, we are continually looking to integrate the Ex Libris suite further into our environment. Efforts such as implementing bX and leveraging the Aleph and Primo APIs in the NYU Scholar's Portal are central to our vision. I will briefly outline some of these future projects.