Open Athens Admin Day Intro

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An introduction to the OpenAthens Admins Days in London and Birmingham, summer 08.

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Open Athens Admin Day Intro

  1. 1. eduserv making the most of OpenAthens [email_address] tel: 07879 633558
  2. 2. Welcome!
  3. 3. Purpose of the day <ul><li>To help you take full advantage of OpenAthens </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Access to Athens resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Participation in the federation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Networking </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://openathens.ning.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Q & A </li></ul><ul><li>A view of what’s coming! </li></ul>
  4. 4. Agenda <ul><li>10.30 Intro and Welcome - Andrew Tavener </li></ul><ul><li>10.40 The OpenAthens Experience – Andy Anderson </li></ul><ul><li>11.15 Key Administrator Features – Aaron Wolf </li></ul><ul><li>12.00 LUNCH </li></ul><ul><li>13.00 MyAthens – Tom Demeranville </li></ul><ul><li>13.30 Support – Julian Clementson </li></ul><ul><li>13.45 Future Developments – Keith Dixon </li></ul><ul><li>14.15 Q & A </li></ul><ul><li>14.30 Wrap Up & refreshments </li></ul>
  5. 5. eduserv advancing achievement in learning and research
  6. 6. A bit of history <ul><li>1988 shared service initiative within HE/FE </li></ul><ul><li>Eduserv est 1999 as a registered charity </li></ul><ul><li>Eduserv Foundation est in 2003 </li></ul>A shared service success story!
  7. 7. Our purpose <ul><li>To realise the benefits of IT for learning and research </li></ul>
  8. 8. Fulfilling our purpose <ul><li>Sustainable shared services </li></ul><ul><li>Funding & disseminating R&D </li></ul>
  9. 9. Our services <ul><li>Access to protected online resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Athens </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OpenAthens </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OpenAthens SP </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Licence negotiation & Management </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Chest </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>EduCoMS </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Web Solutions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hosting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Content management </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Research and development <ul><li>Funding 14 major projects </li></ul><ul><li>Jan 08 £300k fund made available </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Online identity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The open social graph </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Always-on internet access </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mobile computing </li></ul></ul><ul><li>http://www.eduserv.org.uk/foundation/grants/0708 </li></ul>
  11. 11. Our customers and beneficiaries <ul><li>UK HE and FE </li></ul><ul><li>Libraries </li></ul><ul><li>NHS </li></ul><ul><li>Museums and galleries </li></ul><ul><li>Public sector departments & agencies </li></ul>
  12. 12. Public Sector agencies and departments <ul><li>Training and Development Agency for Schools </li></ul><ul><li>Office for Standards in Education </li></ul><ul><li>National Museum of Science and Industry </li></ul><ul><li>Department for Children, Schools and Families </li></ul><ul><li>British Educational Communications & Technology Agency </li></ul><ul><li>Department for Communities and Local Government </li></ul><ul><li>Commission for Equality and Human Rights </li></ul><ul><li>Charity Commission </li></ul>
  13. 13. Our achievements <ul><li>97% of UK HE / FE institutions benefit from at least 1 Chest agreement saving in excess of £25m </li></ul><ul><li>“ Last year we paid £2750,[for the PsychARTICLES and PsychINFO service fee] … for each of the next three years it appears the fee will be £638. This seems too good to be true – can you check if I’ve missed something ?” </li></ul>
  14. 14. Achievements continued … <ul><li>Microsoft Campus Agreement saves > £1m </li></ul><ul><li>“ The new agreement will provide immediate financial benefit for those institutions who have less than 3,000 staff. In the case of my own institution, we’ll have considerable savings that can be re-invested elsewhere .” </li></ul>
  15. 15. Achievements continued … <ul><li>180 delegates attend Symposium event - What do current Web trends tell us about the future of ICT provision for learners and researchers? </li></ul><ul><li>“ Eduserv should feel proud for hosting easily one of the best events of the year .” </li></ul><ul><li>“ One of the best conferences I’ve attended … very relevant, innovative and interesting .” </li></ul><ul><li>“ One of the most enjoyable and interesting events I’ve been to .” </li></ul>
  16. 16. Achievements continued … <ul><li>Eduserv manages the authentication system for the “World’s First Large-Scale Use of Information Cards in the Public Sector” </li></ul><ul><li>NMSI deliver award winning website based on CMS solution developed by Eduserv </li></ul><ul><li>QUB developed prototype to help the visually impaired read websites. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Achievements continued … EduCoMS launched www.educoms.net
  18. 18. Achievements continued … <ul><li>305 institutions commit to OpenAthens from 1 st Aug </li></ul><ul><ul><li>128 HE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>167 FE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>10 Others </li></ul></ul><ul><li>30% of institutions commit for 3 years </li></ul><ul><li>NLH commit to Athens for 5 years </li></ul>
  19. 19. Finally, if you haven't already done so …. <ul><li>Join the UK Access Management federation </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.athensams.net/federations/ukfederation </li></ul><ul><li>Email [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Tel 01225 474380 </li></ul>
  20. 20. eduserv <ul><li>Delivering the benefits of ICT for learning and research </li></ul><ul><li>Your ideas and feedback are welcome </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>

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