JISC Digital Content Conference 2009

JISC digital conference was a breath of fresh air being particularly content focused.
Things I learned were:
That the for fans of the IT Crowd, the Internet really does reside in one box.

Galaxy zoo put a new spin on cosmic cloud computing

The Oxford great war archive really excited the historian in me.

The latter were interesting in the sense that both could benefit from federated access management and the way it can help with issues of provenance, but they would also have some issues brought up by it – particularly that of an additional possible barrier to participation. Fear of a login button(s) driving away users can be valid but that’s one of the reasons why JISC / Cardiff University recently held a publisher workshop to look at how best that can be implemented. Results I hope to be able to share by the end of the summer.