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Researcher ID Task and Finish Group

The first meeting of the Researcher Identifiers Task and Finish Group was highly successful and productive because it kept a tight focus on developing an achievable, clearly articulated body of work and developing a process and timescale for the series of meetings that will inform this process and the commissioning and delivery of the reports that the discussions will continue to inform, round until January 2012.

Technical Standards for the JISC IE (part 2)

Which standards are relevant to the JISC IE today? The JISC IE Technical Standards document has not been updated for some years. If this sort of document is considered to be useful still, then it needs to be brought up to date. The rest of this post will consider the standards indicated in the original document and give suggestions for what might be added, changed or deprecated from this list. Comments are very welcome on this.

Technical Standards for the JISC IE (part 1)

One of the key conclusions emerging from our ongoing consultation with some of those who have been involved with the JISC Information Environment (JISC IE) since its early days is that the emphasis on interoperability through open standards was one of the key drivers which gave the programme direction and momentum. Giving focus to this emphasis on open standards was a web document, JISC Information Environment Technical Standards, which introduced itself thus:

Reviewing the technical foundations of the JISC Information Environment

The JISC Information Environment (IE) is one of of JISC’s well established strategic ‘themes’. At a technical level, the IE is framed by some important documents: a ‘technical architecture’ and by a set of technical standards, both previously developed at UKOLN.

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