H+H Software GmbH


Press releases about Hidden Automatic Navigator and H+H Software GmbH.

H+H Software GmbH, producer of the e-resource management software "Hidden Automatic Navigator" (HAN), and the Head Office of the GBV Common Library Network work closely together in the provision of national licences.

The German Research Foundation promotes the provision of digital media for scientists, students and interested private individuals in the form of national licenses. VZG is responsible for the operation of the technical system and access to these media for private individuals. Institutions and private individuals must register for use and select individual databases.

VZG as the system operator changed its access and rights management in 2018 and now relies on the Hidden Automatic Navigator - HAN solution. This solution offers sophisticated management for access to electronic media and is interoperable with regard to user account queries.

For national licenses, the Shibboleth method is used for authentication and authorization of individuals. HAN supports Shibboleth and can therefore securely evaluate the authorizations. With Shibboleth, users enjoy a very high level of data protection and the convenience of Single Sign On (SSO).

Michael Etscheid, Managing Director of H+H Software GmbH: "The challenge in the provision of national licences is to link different systems and actors with each other in order to optimise literature and text research for users. HAN offers a convenient management system for this and integrates discovery systems, link-out and other identity providers such as Shibboleth".

Gerald Steilen, head of the Discovery Systems department in the Head Office of the GBV Common Library Network, adds: "Up to now it has been difficult to arrange and implement necessary individual adaptations for our users. With H+H Software GmbH as the provider of HAN, this is completely different. In addition to geographical proximity, support is also well organised. Enquiries are processed quickly and reliably and implemented successfully with us".

About H+H Software GmbH

H+H Software GmbH has been developing solutions for application, license and network management for 25 years. Customers from industry, the public and educational sectors use the various industry solutions.

In addition, H+H Software GmbH offers its customers an all-round service in the planning and implementation of projects. Long-term customer support is what distinguishes H + H Software GmbH and makes it a valued contact for users of the products.

Further information can be found at www.hh-software.com and www.hh-han.com.

Contact: hh@hh-software.com

About the GBV central office

The GBV is the common library network of the seven federal states Bremen, Hamburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Niedersachsen, Sachsen-Anhalt, Schleswig-Holstein, Thüringen and the Foundation of Prussian Cultural Heritage. The Head Office of the GBV Common Library Network (VZG) is located in Göttingen. Since the beginning of 2001, the VZG has been a Lower Saxony state enterprise in accordance with § 26 of the State Budget Code (LHO). The main task of the GBV is the coordination and organisation of services from and for scientific and public libraries as well as for research institutions in the network area and beyond. It creates a framework for coordinated library automation, develops novel library and information services and promotes their application.
The GBV is open for the participation of other libraries and institutions.

You can find further information under www.gbv.de.

Contact: gbv@gbv.de

Hidden Automatic Navigator from H+H Software Now Includes Direct Linking to EBSCO Discovery Service™

EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and H+H Software GmbH, the producer of the e-resource management software Hidden Automatic Navigator (HAN), announce a new partnership to provide expanded services to mutual customers. The partnership will enable mutual customers of EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) and HAN to access content in a more seamless and simplified method.

With the new partnership between, authorized library users will be able to access their library’s online resources, including EDS, from any location, including remotely. The integration partnership enables HAN to authenticate the user via the library system or Shibboleth independently from the location and provides access to articles. HAN uses an own proxy URL for each resource. By using the new HAN Web-API, the proxy URLs can now be retrieved automatically in the background, creating a more simplified way for users to access content and reducing the library’s administrative effort.

H+H Software GmbH Managing Director, Michael Etscheid says: "The linking of HAN to EBSCO Discovery Service is a great enhancement for users. From now on, libraries are able to offer remote access to the content in EDS without any additional effort. This optimally combines the advantages of both systems. The statistical reports that can be created with HAN will also help libraries to further improve their offer."

EBSCO Information Services Senior Manager, Library Service Engineering, Europe & Latin America, Claus Wolf says "This development shows how fast and flexible EBSCO can respond to customer requirements with the help of its Library Service Engineers. We greatly appreciate the collaboration with H+H Software GmbH as we have been able to drive the integration forward so libraries can take advantage of the benefits of both services."

About H+H Software GmbH

H+H Software GmbH has been developing solutions for application, license and network management for 25 years. Customers from the industry, the public and the education sector use the various industry solutions.

In addition, H+H Software GmbH offers its customers complete service in project planning and implementation. H+H Software GmbH attaches great importance to long-term customer support and is, therefore, a appreciated contact for the users of their products.

For more information, see www.hh-software.com and www.hh-han.com.

Contact: hh@hh-software.com

About EBSCO Information Services

EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading discovery service provider for libraries worldwide with more than 11,000 discovery customers in over 100 countries. EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) provides each institution with a comprehensive, single search box for its entire collection, offering unparalleled relevance ranking quality and extensive customization. EBSCO is also the preeminent provider of online research content for libraries, including hundreds of research databases, historical archives, point-of-care medical reference, and corporate learning tools serving millions of end users at tens of thousands of institutions. EBSCO is the leading provider of electronic journals & books for libraries, with subscription management for more than 360,000 serials, including more than 57,000 e-journals, as well as online access to more than 1,000,000 e-books. For more information, visit the EBSCO website at: www.ebsco.de. EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., a family owned company since 1944.

Contact: Info-berlin@ebsco.com