What my institution needs to know and do
Institution's responsibilities <ul><li>Covered in this session </li></ul><ul><ul><li>subscription process </li></ul></ul><...
Subscription <ul><li>Costs depend on JISC banding scheme </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Band A: £5,463 + VAT </li></ul></ul><ul><ul...
Subscription process <ul><li>Institution has contract with JISC directly </li></ul><ul><li>EDINA request information requi...
Local support notification <ul><li>Notify EDINA of electronic local support arrangements using EDS4 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>...
Technical requirements - hardware <ul><li>Minimum requirements for Digimap: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>internet connectivity </...
Technical requirements - software <ul><li>Minimum requirements for Digimap: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>graphical web browser </...
<ul><li>PC </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Netscape Navigator v.6 or later </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Internet Explorer v.5 or later...
Technical requirements - disk storage <ul><li>Local disk storage not needed to view or print maps in GIF or PDF format </l...
<ul><li>Firewalls </li></ul><ul><ul><li>may affect the running of the service </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>contact EDINA for...
<ul><li>Formats available: GIF, PDF and EPS </li></ul><ul><li>Printing EPS requires  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PostScript prin...
<ul><li>Use of downloaded data will require GIS or CAD software </li></ul><ul><li>Suitable applications are available thro...
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  1. 1. What my institution needs to know and do
  2. 2. Institution's responsibilities <ul><li>Covered in this session </li></ul><ul><ul><li>subscription process </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>technical infrastructure </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Covered in separate sessions within training </li></ul><ul><ul><li>data care and security </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>user registration </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Subscription <ul><li>Costs depend on JISC banding scheme </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Band A: £5,463 + VAT </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Band H: £2,013 + VAT </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FE Colleges: £600 + VAT </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>See: http://edina.ac.uk/digimap/access/subscribe.shtml </li></ul></ul><ul><li>OS educational copyright licence required ( currently £300 +VAT pa ) </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>may need upgrading from previous licence </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>available directly from Ordnance Survey </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Annual fee for each academic year to 2006/07 </li></ul><ul><li>Academic Year = 1 August to 31 July </li></ul><ul><ul><li>except 2004/5: 1 September – 31 July </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>subscription pro rated </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Subscription process <ul><li>Institution has contract with JISC directly </li></ul><ul><li>EDINA request information required to operate the service efficiently </li></ul><ul><li>Nominated individuals </li></ul><ul><ul><li>site representative </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Responsible Officer for data security and Deputy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>technical support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>data / subject support </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Local support notification <ul><li>Notify EDINA of electronic local support arrangements using EDS4 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>local web pages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>local help email address </li></ul></ul><ul><li>User profiling for Digimap means that only your users will see your local pages and support email addresses </li></ul>
  6. 6. Technical requirements - hardware <ul><li>Minimum requirements for Digimap: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>internet connectivity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PC, Macintosh or UNIX workstation with TCP/IP installed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>64Mb RAM </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>recommended screen resolution of at least 800 x 600 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>advisable screen resolution of 1024 x 768 </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Technical requirements - software <ul><li>Minimum requirements for Digimap: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>graphical web browser </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>support for HTML v.4 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>support for frames and tables </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>cookies enabled </li></ul></ul><ul><li>JavaScript is recommended to enhance GUI </li></ul><ul><li>Additional requirements for Carto </li></ul><ul><ul><li>JavaScript </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Java version 1.3 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Check Digimap Help pages under System Requirements </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>PC </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Netscape Navigator v.6 or later </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Internet Explorer v.5 or later </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Carto will not work with Netscape 6.0 but will with 6.1 and Mozilla </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Mac </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Netscape Navigator v.6 or later </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Internet Explorer v.5 or later </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OSX with Safari v.1 or later </li></ul></ul>Technical requirements - web browsers
  9. 9. Technical requirements - disk storage <ul><li>Local disk storage not needed to view or print maps in GIF or PDF format </li></ul><ul><li>Can print EPS files without saving first if correct software is installed. </li></ul><ul><li>Local disk storage will be required for </li></ul><ul><ul><li>printing EPS files </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>downloaded GIF images </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>downloaded PDF images </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>data downloaded for later use </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Firewalls </li></ul><ul><ul><li>may affect the running of the service </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>contact EDINA for advice if your users have network-related problems using the service </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Networked cache servers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>timeout for reading from the server should be at least 10 minutes </li></ul></ul>Technical requirements - networks
  11. 11. <ul><li>Formats available: GIF, PDF and EPS </li></ul><ul><li>Printing EPS requires </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PostScript printer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>spooling utility e.g. PrintFile, Ghostscript/GSView </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Printer specifications </li></ul><ul><ul><li>minimum resolution of 300 dpi (higher recommended) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>colour printer very much preferred </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A4 size for all users </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>up to A0 size for Carto </li></ul></ul><ul><li>See http://edina.ac.uk/digimap/support </li></ul>Technical requirements - printing
  12. 12. <ul><li>Use of downloaded data will require GIS or CAD software </li></ul><ul><li>Suitable applications are available through CHEST </li></ul><ul><li>Support may be required for these packages </li></ul><ul><li>Some information about software given in Digimap Help pages </li></ul><ul><ul><li>not exhaustive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>provides guidance on most widely used software </li></ul></ul>Technical requirements - extra software
  13. 13. Any questions …..

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