In a message to the RDA-L mailing list, Troy Linker of ALA Digital Reference clarifies that most users should sign up for institutional rather than solo-user access.

Quoting from his message:

“Please sign up the same way you plan to subscribe.

“* Institutional access if there will ever be more than one user at your site (institutional access typically uses IP authentication or a referring URL).

“* Solo-user access if you will only have one user at your site (login/password authentication only).

“Most users should sign up for institutional access. Why?

“* Your institution can have an unlimited number of concurrent users during the open-access period

“* You and your colleagues can test the sharing of workflows and mappings within your institution

“* You and your colleagues can take advantage of IP authentication or a referring URL to avoid institutional login (users will just log in to access their personal profile)

“* You and your colleagues can participate more smoothly in your institution’s decisions regarding RDA implementation

“Sign up now and look forward to getting your login information in mid-June.”

The complete message can be read at the Autocat archive.

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