What is the problem?

PSI has been working with publishers for many years, helping them to work together to address overarching problems affecting the community as a whole. PSI aims to facilitate legitimate access to content generally by enabling collaboration between publishers and their customers and specifically, through theIPregistry.org, by improving the reliability of IP address data and the way it is communicated and managed. The initial clean up project undertaken by PSI indicated that 58% of the IP ranges publishers held to authenticate their institutional customers were incorrect. Creation of theIPregistry.org has helped to dramatically improve this situation which can be costly to both publishers and libraries for many reasons:

Unlicensed access – too broad an IP range can facilitate institutions piggy-backing on the licences of others and thus gaining free access.

Inaccurate usage statistics – wrongly entered, duplicated or over-lapping IP ranges can cause accesses and/or downloads to be counted multiple times. Too narrow an IP range can mean institutions have insufficient access and lead to increased turn-aways.

How does the IP Registry help Open Access Publishers?

OA publishers have difficulty in gauging impact of content when they cannot measure usage nor identify consumers.

By linking log files to the IP Registry publishers can understand where access is coming from, better measure impact and target future marketing activity.

How it works

The IP Registry currently holds over 1.5 billion validated IP addresses from over 70,000 content licensing organisations worldwide. Approved administrators at each institution will log additions, edits and updates for validation by PSI and these will be made available to publishers.

Either manually or via our API, publishers will populate their access management systems with the appropriate and validated IP addresses for each customer organisation or consortium.

Publishers can be confident that only the licensed organisations are accessing their content and that their usage stats provide a true reflection of actual access.

What you need to do

Simply register using the form below and we’ll send you a full proposal and provide access to theIPregistry.org

How much does it cost?

Publishers participate in the program
with an annual fee based on size.

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“I believe it’s a valuable service and I hope that more content providers will keep track of IP changes through here. Just this week I’m auditing our IP addresses with a major aggregator, and their list of our IP addresses is a mess. If they subscribed to the IP Registry, they, their customers, and the accuracy of their customers’ usage data would all benefit greatly.”

“The University of Cambridge warmly supports the IP Registry initiative and looks forward to the greater efficiencies it will bring, not least in reducing the admin overhead with multiple publishers and in ensuring reliability for our usage statistics data”

“… we LOVE the work you are doing – such a great collaboration and time saver for all!”

“I’ve been following this project for a few years and think it was a stroke of genius. It will save a lot of time on my end for sure.”

“I would like to say that the idea where libraries will give their essential data to publishers in only one place is great!”

“This is a new IP for our OA configuration, please add it to the IP registry. I was not aware of this new IP. I am now thanks to your query. Thank you for being on top of this!”