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SCURL Walk in Access Project


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SLID IDF Programme 2011 SCURL

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  • 1. SCURL Walk-In Access to E-resources Project supported courtesy of the SLIC Innovation and Development Fund 2011
  • 2. Project Description
    • To investigate technical & operational solutions to enable HE Institutions provide access to electronic resources by external users where “walk-in” licences permit
    • To deliver a toolkit identifying good practice
    • To build on the outcomes of previous UK projects e.g. HAERVI
  • 3. The SCURL WIA Team
    • Eddie Alaszewski . E-services Librarian, Robert Gordon University Library
    • Sally Clegg, Glasgow Life
    • Jason Cormie, Technical Architect IT, St Andrews University
    • Paul Cunnea , Digital Collections Manager, National Library of Scotland
    • Mark Glancy , Library Operations Manager, National Museums Scotland Library
    • Ross Hayworth , Serials & Electronic Resources Manager, University of Aberdeen
    • William Nixon , Digital Library Development Manager, University of Glasgow Library
    • Alistair Young , Senior Software Engineer, Sabhal Mor Ostaig, UHI.
  • 4. Activities to Investigate
    • Definition of walk-in user
    • Identity management of user
    • Provision of access
    • Licence
    • Members’ institutions WIA programme
  • 5. Definition of Walk-In
    • Physically on site in the institution’s premises
    • Is user able to access the security gate after core staffed hours?
    • Is user able to obtain paper documentation & agree to signing the T&C’s of the licence?
  • 6. Access Restricted to Physical Library
    • Use is restricted to the physical premises
    • only for the duration the user is within the physical premises
    • the user must possess a valid library card
  • 7. Access content off-campus
    • UHI partner institutions physically located across islands and mainland Scotland
    • Learners are located at a geographical distance from the institution
  • 8. Identity Management of Users
    • Category of Potential Users
    • Honorary
    • Associated
    • Alumni
    • Retired staff
    • Minors such as schoolchildren
    • Citizens of a nation
  • 9. Provision of Access
    • Mixed economy of Shibboleth and EZproxy
    • Shibboleth requires users to be authenticated to the institution
  • 10. IT Solutions
    • Visitor wifi network outwith the IP range : would offer limited short-term access
    • Provide a special identity for minors : this would influence the proxy giving access to a specific suite of resources
    • Mixed economy of FE and HE : resources are IP driven so users access a different tranche of content
  • 11. Licence
    • Terms & Conditions of Licences
    • WIA acceptable from the licensee’s premises
    • WIA from the Library’s premises
    • WIA not documented in licence
    • Licence stipulates content is restricted to institution’s members
  • 12. SCURL Institutions: Case Studies
    • University of Aberdeen: 20 IP authenticated resources to e-journal collections, dbs and digital archives accessed through 4 dedicated PC’s.
    • Available 09:00 to 21:00 for one hour slots
    • Library staff log users on and logout is either manual or automatic following a countdown
    • Download to a USB stick within T&Cs of licence and copyright law
  • 13. National Museums Scotland
    • External readers are prompted for a username and password if click on an external link on the OPAC
    • Reader is invited to register and are given a login for 30 days
    • Swets identified 54 e-journals in NMS collection offering WIA
  • 14. Robert Gordon University Library
    • Navitas college users do not meet T&C’s of many of the licences
    • Therefore RGU is not obliged to provide unrestricted access to e-resources
    • Solution: Resources allowing WIA: obtained individual user names & passwords which user must access to log in to resources
    • Overcome IP authentication by using an IP range that the SPs are not aware of and it thus appears as off-campus
    • Georgina Scott Sutherland Library
  • 15. Sharing Best Practice
    • Liaison
    • SCONUL Task and Finish Group on Access Issues – WATER
    • WHELF – Wales Higher Education Libraries Forum
    • SWRLS – South West Regional Libraries System
    • JISC Collections
  • 16. The (Imminent) Future
    • SCONUL Shared Services Project of
    • ERM Knowledge Base+
    • JISC Collections
    • The Partners
  • 17. Our Project Aim
    • Unlimited and unrestricted access for users within Copyright and also within the Terms and Conditions of the Licence – by 2012.
  • 18. Acknowledgments
    • SLIC IDF
    • SCURL colleagues
    • Other consortia in the UK
    • The SCURL Walk-In Access Task & Finish Group
    • Images courtesy of Chris Banks and also the UHI.
  • 19. Thank-you!
    • Jill Evans
    • SCURL Service Development Manager
    • [email_address]