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