Access & Identity
Access and identity management is about ensuring that staff, students and researchers can access and personalise the online resources they are entitled to by giving appropriate information about themselves to the resource provider. These resources could be online journals, virtual environments to share data and exchange ideas, institutional repositories, grid resources for data storage or computation or even feeds of information, such as RSS. JISC work stretches from allowing learners to access their virtual learning environment and e-portfolio to researchers being able to use high end computational facilities and benefit from the latest research papers and data.
Key access & identity activities
Access and Identity Management Programme
The Access and Identity Management (AIM) programme will consider the state of the art in access and identity management, in terms of policy, process and technology.
Repositories and Preservation Programme
The programme is a £14m investment in Higher Education repository and digital content infrastructure. It will fund initiatives to develop the Information Environment supporting digital repositories...
Digital preservation & records management programme
Supporting institutions in long-term digital asset management and preservation forms a central theme of JISC's Digital Preservation and Records Management programme.
Following the initial five year investment in the UK e-Science infrastructure, the vision for the e-Infrastructure programme is to enhance and consolidate the current technologies and establish...
Shared Infrastructure Services strand
The aim of the Shared Infrastructure Services programme is to develop a common set of infrastructure services that portals and content aggregators and brokers can all ‘talk' to.
19th century pamphlets online
This project will provide online access to the most significant collections of 19th century pamphlets held in UK research libraries. Digitising around 30,000 paper copy pamphlets, which focus on the...
British newspapers 1620-1900
1.1 million pages are being digitised from 18th and 19th century news, building on previous projects to enable access to a virtual library containing some 4 million digitised pages of important...
A digital library of core e-resources on Ireland
The digitisation of over 70 key journals, 205 monographs and 2,500 manuscript pages from core Irish Studies collections makes this comprehensive, multi-disciplinary digital library the first point of...
Identity Management Toolkit
Based on direct experience gained by the project partners in undertaking The Identity
Project for JISC, and on current practical work on IdM in-house, the project will produce a toolkit to meet all...
UK theses digitisation project
This project will deliver a fully operational, easily scaleable and financially viable prototype of an UK e-theses online service that will enable users, via one single web interface, to access the...
JANET(UK) manages the operation and development of JANET, the UK's education and research network, on behalf of JISC for the UK Further and Higher Education Funding Councils.
UK Access Management Federation for Education and Research
The UK Access Management Federation for Education and Research is funded by JISC and Becta, and operated by JANET(UK). The federation provides a single solution to access online resources and...