Tom Roper, Head of
Learning Resources
New LRC and federated access
South Thames
College




13/07/09   South Thames College
New College




13/07/09   South Thames College
Features

Save the time of the reader
                                            • Presentation rooms
• Colour-coded subj...
New LRC




13/07/09   South Thames College
Federated access

• No history of widespread
  Athens use
• Different ideas about what
  federated access is for
• Consult...
JISC RSC survey (Nov
08)
• 78% of London FE Colleges
  had joined the UK Federation
• Yet of those who had signed
  up a t...
Audit

• May 2008: audit of existing
  subscriptions, only one not
  committed to Shibboleth
  compliance (one new sub
  s...
A year later, some of
it works, but…




13/07/09   South Thames College
Some doesn’t




13/07/09   South Thames College
Still some way to go

• Users still challenged for
  multiple logins
• See Andy Powell on usability:
• Does anyone care?

...
To follow up

• JISC Federated Access pages
  http://www.jisc.ac.uk/federation
• Making the UK Federation usable
  http://...
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Slides for my presentation at the University of Kingston partners day, 13th July 2009, on our new LRC and implementation of federated access

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  1. 1. Tom Roper, Head of Learning Resources New LRC and federated access
  2. 2. South Thames College 13/07/09 South Thames College
  3. 3. New College 13/07/09 South Thames College
  4. 4. Features Save the time of the reader • Presentation rooms • Colour-coded subject • Internet café zones, adjacent to • Information skills teaching teaching areas area • Mixture of provision for • Staff work area different learning styles, social and solitary • Central contact point on each floor (joint staffing on 2nd floor) 13/07/09 South Thames College
  5. 5. New LRC 13/07/09 South Thames College
  6. 6. Federated access • No history of widespread Athens use • Different ideas about what federated access is for • Consultancy: Salford Software 13/07/09 South Thames College
  7. 7. JISC RSC survey (Nov 08) • 78% of London FE Colleges had joined the UK Federation • Yet of those who had signed up a third had no solution in place 13/07/09 South Thames College
  8. 8. Audit • May 2008: audit of existing subscriptions, only one not committed to Shibboleth compliance (one new sub since) • Installation: 24 November 2008 13/07/09 South Thames College
  9. 9. A year later, some of it works, but… 13/07/09 South Thames College
  10. 10. Some doesn’t 13/07/09 South Thames College
  11. 11. Still some way to go • Users still challenged for multiple logins • See Andy Powell on usability: • Does anyone care? 13/07/09 South Thames College
  12. 12. To follow up • JISC Federated Access pages http://www.jisc.ac.uk/federation • Making the UK Federation usable http://efoundations.typepad.com/efoundations/2009/06/lets-ge • Libraries of the future http://librariesofthefuture.jiscinvolve.org/ 13/07/09 South Thames College

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