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F is for federation

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Over the past six months or so the F-word has been in every sentence around here as the OpenAthens service extends to incorporate federated access. So what does this mean and are there any differences between the OpenAthens Federation and access management federations such as the UK AMF, InCommon or GakuNin? The simple answer is […]

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Report from FAM12 – Broadening Horizons in Federated Access Management

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This is a guest post from Andrew Brown, Collections Services and Systems Manager at Swansea University. On 6 November I attended FAM12 in Birmingham. This year’s theme was ‘Broadening Horizons’ which was reflected in the range of topics and speakers on the agenda. First up was the keynote speaker, Kaylia Hamlin, perhaps better known as ‘Identity […]

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FAM12 – Broadening Horizons

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FAM11- main room

We’ve been busy working on pulling together the programme for FAM12 – the annual federated access management event for UK universities, academic publishers and other interested parties that we run jointly with the JISC. It’s the second time we’ve taken the lead on organising this event. We’re currently in that slightly frantic phase between “wouldn’t […]

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