Presentation on theme: "REF2 Barrier to Effective Federation Use Rod & Nicole 10:50 – 11:30."— Presentation transcript:
REF2 Barrier to Effective Federation Use Rod & Nicole 10:50 – 11:30
Discovery Project. Define standardised practises for logo sizes and error pages / messages used by Service Providers. Design a toolkit for publishers that clearly lays out the business model for embedded discovery and supporting materials for the current technical implementations available. Establish an editorial board for the toolkit. https://refeds.terena.org/index.php/Revised_discover_project
MDUI recommendations. At Arlington it was decided that it is too soon to develop a standard. Rather we are to develop guidance for federations: – Explicitly check & defend against inter federation clashes. – Careful use of normative language. – Some statements of the obvious So obvious that it took us some time to notice!
MDUI recommendations: Normative and other language. Distinguish between: – Absolutely required to function. – Aesthetics. – Functional but ignorable. Section 6 of RFC2119 Imperatives of the type defined in this memo must be used with care and sparingly. In particular, they MUST only be used where it is actually required for interoperation
MDUI recommendations: The obvious... Doing the work yourself is often easier than getting others to do it. Do what the specifications (particularly MDUI) say. Do not serve images from a Java Container.
Discovery: The toolkit for publishers. Commissioned the toolkit for publisher. Easy way to use the ESPRESSO standard. Non threatening, but descriptive. One website, multiple audiences, carefully & simply presented. Supporting material (references). Demo site[s?].
Toolkit: Progress. This had been planned for completion this month. – Delayed but aiming for June. We get a chance to close on some issue which are still open.
Toolkit: The five steps 1.Locate the login button top right. 2.Manage local login. 3.Chose and install a DS. 4.Configure for your site & users. 5.Done.
Toolkit: Demo site(s). The motivation here is similar to accountchooser.com. A site done properly: – Suggestions for content type? – Offers of a site we can borrow? Do we need a site done wrong?
To Summarise: MDUI Recommendations. – Toolkit: – Watch this space. Editorial board: – We are still seeking volunteers.