SCURL Walk in Access Project

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SCURL Walk in Access Project

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

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