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Welcome to A2Z

A2Z is a JISC-funded e-Science project, part of the 'AAA Programme' (Authentication, Authorisation and Accounting), to evaluate the Akenti authorisation software in the context of the existing MIMAS current awareness service zetoc.

The constraints for access to the zetoc service are summarised in the table below. For the purpose of testing A2Z runs a cut down version of this authorisation scheme currently only implementing a few institutes with credentials (attribute certificates in Akenti speak) stored on local file systems.

British LibraryJISC
From within the British Library Reading Room
From an Accademic IP address
From a Scotish or English NHS provided the licence has been bought
A British Library Reader
From a JISC Recognised HE Institute
From a JISC Recognised FE Institute
From a JISC Recognised Research Council/CHEST establishment/UK NHS provided the licence has been bought

There are two services available from the zetoc service: You may search the zetoc database ; or you may login to zetoc Alert

A2Z had two similar interfaces. Sorry, the login at https://a2z.mimas.ac.uk/cgi-bin/a2zauthz.pl is no longer available, the A2Z project having finished.

The zetoc service is provided by MIMAS at the University of Manchester on behalf of the British Library and the JISC.
For information or advice read the zetoc FAQ or contact the zetoc Helpdesk at: zetoc@mimas.ac.uk