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  • 1. Federation Soup: Updates from the UK Nicole Harris JISC Executive
  • 2. Status of membership – UK federation
    • 603 members and counting
    • 98% take-up in UK Higher Education (Universities)
      • Institute of Cancer, Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Royal College of Nursing
    • 63% take-up in Further Education (Community Colleges)
    • Increasing interest from schools sector (K-12)
  • 3. Current Membership
  • 4. What’s Different in the UK??
    • Drive related to commercial third-party SPs at the moment
    • Centralised license negotiation through JISC Collections
    • Legacy applications
    • Outsourced Identity Provision – Open Athens and Local Authority aggregation for K-12
    • Everyone joins as a member, can then register IdPs and SPs as required
      • Technically, this means John Hopkins can have an IdP in the UK federation
    • Not just shib! Shibboleth approximately 59% of entity types
    • Membership is free
    • Growing interest in use for repositories, wikis, learning management systems etc.
  • 5. Resources
  • 6. NewsFilmOnline
  • 7. Nesli2 SMP (Small and Medium Publishers)
    • Negotiated licensing with smaller publishers on behalf of higher and further educations in the UK
    • Sits alongside negotiations with bigger players such as Elsevier
    • First round: Australian Academic Press, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) , Berg Publishing, Berkeley Electronic Press (Bepress), IOS Press (NL), Liverpool University Press, Multi-Science Publishing , SPIE , University of California Press .
    • MUST be UK federation compliant or will not broker deal
    • The biggest use case for interfederation…
  • 8. Next??
    • Improving the user experience at Service Providers (discovery problem, attribute release requirements, personalisation).
    • Managing (or not managing) internal applications through the UK federation. Another example of interfederation??
    • Working with the National Health Service (registering National Library for Health as an SP), complexity of multiple affiliations.
    • Repositories: importance of single author identifier.
    • User consent.
    • Identity Management within institutions.
    • Government / EU initiatives (low priority).
  • 9. Interfederation??
    • Currently focusing on agreement with InCommon:
      • Technical interoperability, metadata interchange / trusted aggregator: http://www.iay.org.uk/blog/2008/10/metadata_interc.html
      • Legal requirements – risk management! WILL require changes to core federation policy documents
        • Opt-in for ‘mobile’ metadata with home federation
        • Limiting liability for consumption of UK federation metadata through Incommon.
    • Use cases:
      • UK services that have an international audience: JISCmail
      • Nesli2 SMP resources: managing commercial resources
      • Interfederation with campus federations in the UK???