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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

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. Tom Roper, Head of Learning Resources New LRC and federated access
  • 2. South Thames College 13/07/09 South Thames College
  • 3. New College 13/07/09 South Thames College
  • 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. New LRC 13/07/09 South Thames College
  • 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. 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. 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. A year later, some of it works, but… 13/07/09 South Thames College
  • 10. Some doesn’t 13/07/09 South Thames College
  • 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. 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