Monthly Archives: April 2011

Little Red Riding Hood and the Federated IdP

Little Red Riding Hood and the Federated IdP View more presentations from Eduserv This talk reflected my thoughts part way through implementing OpenAthens LA at De Montfort University. Since then I have come across new wolves and new helpers. Tweet

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What can you learn from DMU’s Library Impact Data?

What was included in DMU’s data? We have sent in some data for our part of the Library Impact Data Project. The data was collated from different sources: along with the basic student performance was network logins; Athens usage; loans … Continue reading

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Who is preserving electronic journals? And how would you know?

You’d think it would not be too hard to find out who is making the digital preservation of a particular electronic journal possible. After all there are only three main contenders: Portico, LOCKSS and CLOCKSS. All you would need to … Continue reading

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Athens is changing

We are changing the way staff and students login to electronic resources. Where people had to use an ‘Athens account’ to access databases and electronic journals, they will, from July 2011 onwards, be asked for their University username and password, … Continue reading

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Stitching together library data with Excel

Part of my contribution to the Library Impact Data Project has been compiling the data from different sources into a single spreadsheet. We have been able to gather data on items borrowed in a given year, visits to the Kimberlin … Continue reading

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Securing perpetual access to the JISC’s purchased resources through LOCKSS

In 2006 I bought a house. That means that I am not worried about the financial health of the company that built the house as I am not at risk of losing the property if they go bankrupt. On the … Continue reading

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