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BBC and The British Museum Join Forces on a History of the World

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  1. 1. LR Digest February 2010 Click arrows to link to article UK Access Management News - Shibboleth 1.3 End of Life Date Institute of Physics Journal Archive 1874-1998 – FREE for a Further 5 Years Shibboleth Forum in Wolverhampton – March 2010 JISC TechDis Launches New FREE Tool to Improve Internet Accessibility Google Digitised Books – Your Write to Reply New agreements for Grove Art Online and Grove Music Online BBC and The British Museum Join Forces on a History of the World BBC Headroom Site – A Valuable Teaching Source on Mental Health Issues Computing Tips UK Access Management News - Shibboleth 1.3 End of Life Date JISC Collections strongly recommend that all colleges currently running Shibboleth 1.3 should upgrade to the current version of Shibboleth (2.x IdP) well in advance of the End Of Life (EOL) date of 30 June 2010. This will protect against the possibility of a forced but unplanned migration from 1.3 should a security issue or incompatibility be discovered after the EOL date has been reached. The Shibboleth 2 SP software is now fully supported by the UK federation helpdesk. This support includes on-line documentation to help with configuring and registering Shibboleth 2 entities, as well as training courses for this software available through JANET(UK). (http://www.ukfederation.org.uk/content/Documents/FedSupport ). For more details on the changes, see – http://www.jisc- collections.ac.uk/news_and_events/newsletter/january_newsletter.aspx?9 Go to Top Institute of Physics Journal Archive 1874-1998 – FREE for a Further 5 Years 129 institutions are currently benefitting from free access to the Institute of Physics Journal Archive 1874-1998 which was purchased in 2005 as part of the UK National Academic Archive. JISC Collections are pleased to announce that access will remain free of charge until 30 December 2014. For more details and to sign up, see - http://www.jisc-
  2. 2. collections.ac.uk/catalogue/iop_1874_1998#subscription Go to Top Shibboleth Forum in Wolverhampton – March 2010 Mark Williams of the UK Access management support team will be giving a presentation at a forum organised by RSC West Midlands which provides an opportunity for IT staff and others to share experiences and give advice on how to plan for and implement Federated Access Management using Shibboleth. More info and bookings http://info.rsc-wm.ac.uk/events/event_details.asp?eid=490 Go to Top JISC TechDis Launches New FREE Tool to Improve Internet Accessibility JISC TechDis has launched a new internet browser tool that will make information on the web more accessible for everyone, especially disabled users. For more details, see - http://www.jisc.ac.uk/Home/news/stories/2010/01/toolbar.aspx For information on how to make the tool available on your website – see http://access.ecs.soton.ac.uk/ToolBar Go to Top Google Digitised Books – Your Write to Reply The US Google Book Settlement through which approximately seven million books have been digitised by Google through partnerships with libraries, publishers and authors, has captured the attention and imagination of a wide range of people in education. As a result of this, JISC has created a space to keep the higher and further education communities abreast of news and events as they happen. It is also offering the opportunity to comment on issues which encroach on surrounding debates such as the use and re-use of digital content and Intellectual Property Rights. If you would like to enter the debate, the site is: http://writetoreply.org/googlebooks/ Go to Top New agreements for Grove Art Online and Grove Music Online New agreements for Grove Art Online and Grove Music Online are now available from JISC Collections, and an additional discount is available to institutions taking out a subscription to both resources. The agreements will end on 31 May 2011 and will be replaced by a single agreement covering all databases from Oxford University Press from 1 June 2011. For more details: http://www.jisc- collections.ac.uk/news_and_events/newsletter/january_newsletter.aspx?15 Go to Top
  3. 3. BBC and The British Museum Join Forces on a History of the World The new project aims to show how objects and their related stories reveal a history of the people and places of the world. It consists of a digital museum of world history, with people across the UK uploading images of their contributions, Much of the BBC’s broadcast content will focus on the objects on the website and they are keen to involve as many people and organisations as possible. Visit the website to see objects already chosen by museums in Northern Ireland and across the UK, or to create your BBC log-in so you can upload your own objects to the database. The site is at: bbc.co.uk/ahistoryoftheworld/ Go to Top BBC Headroom Site – A Valuable Teaching Source on Mental Health Issues The new BBC Headroom campaign which has developed a website full of resources to encourage people to look after their mental health and wellbeing. As well as meeting this primary focus the site will be of use to those studying and teaching about health and wellbeing matters. There is a wide range of video and text based guides to various health conditions. The site can be accessed at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/headroom/ Go to Top Computing Tips How to Set Up a USB Flash Drive to Install Windows 7 If you have a netbook and would like to upgrade it to Windows 7, you may be wondering how to do it without an external DVD Drive. The link below shows you how to install Windows 7 from a USB flash drive. Installing Windows 7 from a flash drive is essentially the same as installing it from a DVD. Most of the work is in setting up your flash drive so it becomes a bootable device with the Operating System on it. You can take a look at a couple of utilities that will allow you to easily create a bootable USB drive and copy Windows 7 to it. Note: You’ll need a minimum of a 4GB flash drive to dedicate to the installation files. For full instructions, follow this link: http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/9585/how-to-setup-a-usb- flash-drive-to-install-windows-7/ Source: http://www.howtogeek.com/ Go to Top Third Party Websites RSCni is not responsible for the content and functioning of external internet sites. Unsubscribe If you would like to be removed from the circulation list for this bulletin – please email:
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