Presentation on theme: "Building the Future: Millennium’s Relationship with Campus Systems and Services John Culshaw Faculty Director for Systems University of Colorado at Boulder."— Presentation transcript:
Building the Future: Millennium’s Relationship with Campus Systems and Services John Culshaw Faculty Director for Systems University of Colorado at Boulder Libraries
University of Colorado at Boulder
Technology in the Near Future
Changing Audience “Baby Boom” – age 40 and over “Gen X” – age 20s and 30s “Net Generation” or “Millennials” – born 1982 and later
Technology Trends in Libraries Mobile Computing –Wireless is everywhere –Laptop ownership –Miniaturization
Technology Trends in Libraries Mobile Computing New Content –Electronic resources –Digital Objects –Streaming Media –ETDs –Institutional Repositories
Technology Trends in Libraries Mobile Computing New Content New Support Models –Security –Identity Management –Portals –New Communication Mechanisms –Learning Management Systems –New Facilities and Spaces
Changing Role of the ILS Early years 1980s 1990s
Changing Role of the ILS E-Resources Management ILL and Resource Sharing Digital Asset Management E-Reserves Management Identity Management OpenURL Resolvers Federated Searching
Standards and Protocols MARC ILL standards Z39.50 Dublin Core XML LDAP SCORM.pdf Oracle
Partnerships Library Consortia Academic Computing Vendors/IT Industry Users Groups
Academic Computing Portals –CUConnect –Campus Global –Virtual Campus Need for standards-based environment Fitting Millennium into this environment
LDAP Solution: Lightweight Directory Access Protocol Establishing the environment What is it? How does it work?
LDAP Definition Typical LDAP server is a simple network- accessible database where an organization stores information about its authorized users and what privileges each user has. Thus rather than create an account for an employee on 50 different computers, the new employee is entered into LDAP and granted rights to those 50 systems.
What is the Problem? Patron data in multiple locations Multiple systems, Multiple PINs Patrons not in LDAP server Security Leads to a confusing environment for users
LDAP as the Solution Patrons use single login and password Easier for patrons to remember Eliminates (or reduces) need for PINs Working toward goal of single sign-on
Colorado Environment IdentiKeys created since mid-1990s Enterprise directory (LDAP) server launched Fall 2001 Student portal launched January 2004 Faculty/staff portal release expected in first half 2005
Colorado Environment University Libraries implemented Innovative’s External Patron Verification product in Summer 2004.
Implementation Issues Configure Millennium so specified patron types authenticate against LDAP server. Need unique identifier to pass as key. Very few problems.
Future Plans and Considerations LDAP enable INN-Reach Work toward single sign-on goal Deeper integration of Millennium services
Partnerships – Vendors Innovative Interfaces –Electronic Resources Management (ERM) Other industry initiatives –Shibboleth (Internet2) –Sakai
Partnerships – Users Groups Innovative Users Group GEUIN Rocky Mountain Regional Innovative Users Group uPortal JA-SIG
Partnerships – Faculty Information Literacy Program for Writing and Rhetoric
What’s Next? Digital Asset Management Institutional Repositories Open Source Software Movement