Over 12,000 industry standards now available with single sign-on via OpenAthens and ASTM Publications

OpenAthens has today announced that ASTM International, the Pennsylvania, USA-based publisher of international standards, manuals, scholarly publications and e-learning courses has joined the OpenAthens access management federation. This move provides straightforward and secure access to ASTM International’s wide library of over 12,000 standards and related products, trusted globally by individuals and organizations in dozens of industry sectors from medical equipment and procedures through to materials manufacturing, petrochemical, and construction.

“ASTM International is delighted to offer this access opportunity to its subscribers. It makes sense to minimize the steps our users and members have to take to quickly reach the content they need on the ASTM Compass® platform. We look forward to hearing feedback from our community and working to convert customers in the very near future,” stated Lesley West, Director for Product Development at ASTM.

Jon Bentley, Commercial Director for OpenAthens, added “we’re very pleased to welcome ASTM International to the OpenAthens federation. Their voluntary standards are used by individuals and organizations worldwide, and their inclusion in the OpenAthens framework means that users can refer to these essential resources in an even more efficient way, as and when they’re needed.”