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Building Identity Trust Federations Conference Call

March 16, 2011

1) In Attendance

  • Grace Agnew
  • Suresh Balakrishnan (University System of Maryland)
  • Mark Beadles (OARnet)
  • Niranjan Davray (Kenyon College)
  • Steph Meyer (UW-Madison)
  • Steve Olshansky (Internet2)
  • Rodney Petersen (EDUCAUSE)
  • Mark Scheible (NCSU)
  • Craig Stephenson (UW-Madison)
  • Valerie Vogel (EDUCAUSE)
  • Ann West (Internet2/InCommon)

2) Project OLE (Open Library Environment): Grace Agnew, Associate University Librarian for Digital Library Systems, Rutgers University

  • Grace Agnew's Handout on OLE: OLE Core Workflows
  • Project OLE is a Mellon Foundation sponsored initiative now under the auspices of the Kuali Foundation. The OLE project is developing a community-source, enterprise level software that will replace current integrated library systems (ILS) as well as several ancillary systems necessary today to manage scholarly content. As a regional cloud application the project has the potential of replacing expensive proprietary systems of many libraries and Federated Identity management will be a central component of the system, enabling strong individualization of collections to be maintained and access to resources provided based on the identity and role of the user. The New Jersey’s implementation of OLE will leverage the identity management work of the individual institutions as well as NJTrust, New Jersey’s Identity management trust federation.
  • Grace Agnew is the Associate University Librarian for Digital Library Systems at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. She is the architect and co-principal investigator for the NSF-funded Video Mosaic Collaborative (www.video-mosaic.org), co-principal investigator for the NJVid, the New Jersey Video portal and co-chair of the NISO Institutional Identifiers Working Group. She served on the Mellon Funded OLE Design team and currently serves on the steering committee for the VALE (Virtual Academic Library Environment) OLE Steering Committee for the academic library consortium of New Jersey. She is the author of the book, Digital Rights Management, a Practical Guide for Libraries, (Chandos, 2009).
  • Two silos – institutional repository and library catalog – bridging the two is tricky. Looking at a more service-oriented architecture. Library breaks down into basic core services. Key piece: Identity Management.
  • Examples of OLE Core workflows
  • Easier to catch mistakes when everything is centralized. Want identity of the user to be very opaque. Human only needs to know a person’s identify if someone disputes a return, fine, etc. Just to send a notice for an overdue book, still don’t need to know who they are.
  • Ushers in a new era of collaboration between library and IT. Users wanted to be more integrated with the rest of the university (e.g., connected to OIT printing, add items to their uPortal, etc.). Recognizing this as a primary attribute of what they do – focus on what the users wanted…integrating as much as possible with the enterprise.

Next Call: April 20

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