What sites would you like to see federated? I recently the sent the dynamic duo of @JISCMark and @rhys_s off to see the very nice people at SURFfederatie to see what they could learn from their domestication programme. SURFnet have been doing far more work than us on non-publisher services like Google Apps.
Whilst there has been some movement in the UK with services like Memberships Solutions offering federated access on their platforms for Student Unions such as MMU, I want to do more!
I know we have asked this question a thousand times but well, Mark’s kind of done the publisher thing and needs a new challenge for the new year. So here is my list of people I’d like Mark to go out and talk to. How about you?
1. Finish the work to get JISCInvolve and JISCwikis federated please!
2. UCISA login not federated? Shocking!
3. Find me a good event management site, like eventbrite, but that uses federated login.
4. UCAS and HESA are both now members of the UK federation. What lovely federated things could we do with these sites?
5. Educause is very good and very federated, but not for UK people. Can we fix it? Yes we can!