E-Books (Wheelers)

Wheelers Ebooks

  • Wheelers have a sales site which contains related information to this topic.
  • The ‘about’ tab gives a nice description of the services they offer.
  • A more detailed integration process with AccessIT can be read in the Crystal FAQ's.

Patron /SSO services:
These are essentially is the same service from the viewpoint of Crystal schools.

  • Wheelers call this “Patron” services.
  • Crytsal and education generally calls this “Single Sign On” services.

Description: a simple, secure student self-registration facility” where a  remote inquiry passes between the schools library package and Wheelers.

  • It effectively allows a School or Library to upload and automatically activate all of their members at once.
  • It will allow users to sign in via the Wheelers site, and download ebooks

What are the authentication options (in order of preference):

  • SSO – Single Sign On (adfs/saml/OpenID 2.0 to OAuth0
  • LDAP – need to enter your username and password, but it’s the one you enter to get into the school network (if you use AD)
  • SIP2 – need to enter your username andpassword, but it’s the one you enter to get into your library management system (if you have a SIP2 license)

Please Note:   The firewall will need to be edited in most cases.
Caveat: Oliver: SIP2 at Waimea: Quite a while ago a workaround was found for Waimea College that involved setting up a special pathway so they could use SIP2 as a Patron service. . This solution was a one off,