HeinOnline partnered with Google Scholar to enable Campus-Activated Subscriber Access (CASA). CASA, which means “house” in Spanish, allows off-campus and mobile users to access HeinOnline material found through Google Scholar seamlessly, exactly as though the user is accessing via authenticated IP ranges on-campus. With CASA, students can begin their research in a campus library and continue to access HeinOnline content discovered on-campus from home without the hassle of logging in through a proxy server or web portal, provided they use the same device each time.
While CASA makes accessing research materials remotely much simpler, subscribing institutions are still able to adhere to the terms of license agreements and copyright laws. Users must access HeinOnline on-campus at least every 14 days to maintain off-campus access. Additionally, material accessed via CASA is correctly attributed to the subscribing institution, so usage statistics remain accurate.
CASA is already up and running with HeinOnline, so libraries don’t have to do anything in terms of setup and maintenance. As an added bonus, students accessing HeinOnline remotely will no longer need to ask library staff for assistance: they’ll be able to simply use Google Scholar and HeinOnline seamlessly whether they’re on-campus or off!