Category Archives: Strategy and Policy

Where’s the Gain?

This morning at #tnc2010 we kick off with a meeting on eduGain. In the past, I have always assumed that the UK would not be able to participate in eduGain due to its rather onerous entry level – mandatory attributes simply don’t fly in the UK. I still have some concerns, and think the lighterweight … Read more

Grouper and CoManage

I’m spending the first morning at the Spring Internet2 meeting focusing on Grouper and COmanage, which fits in nicely with the discussions on the jisc-shib list on extending attribute usage. Upcoming functionality in v1.5.0 of Grouper: namespace transition (i.e. the ability to move and copy groups), audit facilities, indirect membership management, and possible work on … Read more

Internet2: C-SPAN Library

The second presentation in the general session is on the C-SPAN Library – again, apologies for being off-topic today. The C-SPAN Library Archive plans to create an online, Indexed, accessible, digital video collection of all C-SPAN Programming from 1987 – present, including 150,000 hours of programming. C-SPAN captures important political recordings as a public service, … Read more

Internet2: General Session

After the usual welcome from Doug and being treated to a New Orleans tradition of being bombarded with Mardi Gras beads, the general session will start with an update from Tulane University on the impact of Hurricane Katrina. Scott Cowen highlights the fact that New Orleans is still a tale of two cities. Whilst the … Read more