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  • 1. Information Services and Systems Open source and access management: the Swansea experience and the wider potential Mark Hughes Head of Collections Swansea University FAM11
  • 2. Information Services and Systems Swansea Setup • Library Management System • Ex Libris Voyager • Open URL linker • iGetIt (Ex Libris SFX) • Federated Search • iFind Research (Ex Libris Metalib) • Discovery layer • iFind Discover (VuFind) FAM11
  • 3. Information Services and Systems Swansea Authentication • OpenAthens LA (Local Administration) • Version 2.1 • 2 servers: Runtime & Admin • Both running CentOS • Connect to internal LDAP directory • OpenAthens SP (Service Provider) • In testing • Installation on Ubuntu Linux • ..more later! FAM11
  • 4. Information Services and Systems OpenAthens LA • Managing service = much simpler • Less training overhead • ..supported by Collections Services & Systems team • Closer to Front Line services = Quicker fixes for problems • Increased ‘development’ time & resource available FAM11
  • 5. Information Services and Systems OpenAthens SP • Provides authentication to our own services • Consolidated login: iFind Discover & Research • Data merge VuFind & Metalib to provide single user portal • Use of Xerxes • Consistent look & feel • Homogenised user experience FAM11
  • 6. Information Services and Systems Open Source: VuFind • ‘Library Resource Portal’ = OPAC replacement • ‘Next Gen’ functionality • Current v1.2 • Drivers to most LMS’ • Detailed development http://vufind.org/ roadmap FAM11
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  • 9. Information Services and Systems Open Source: Xerxes• Open Source Library Portal• Current version 1.8• v2 compatibility : – Metalib – Solr http://code.google.com/p/xerxes- – Summon portal/ – Primo Central – Ebsco Discovery – Worldcat FAM11
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  • 12. Information Services and Systems Collaborate to survive• Sector re-organisation• ..mergers, mergers everywhere• Co-operative agenda• WHELF strategy• Shared Service Feasibility Study• Open source / Proprietary / Blended *all* options• ‘A Cloud for Wales’ http://xkcd.com/210/ FAM11
  • 13. Information Services and Systems Open Source: a cloudy future?• Consortial LMS – Evergreen? www.Open-ils.org – Kuali OLE? http://www.kuali.org/ole• Consortial ERM – E-Matrix? http://code4lib.org/files/ematrix.ppt – CUFTS? http://researcher.sfu.ca/cufts• Consortial Discovery – VuFind? http://vufind.org – Blacklight? http://projectblacklight.org/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/7125• ..many, many more options 6895@N00/3579854382/ FAM11
  • 14. Information Services and Systems Thank You...Questions? m.j.hughes@swansea.ac.uk @Mark_H_Swansea www.netvibes.com/Mark_H_Swansea FAM11