This project was initiated by the London School of Economics & Political Science ( LSE ) in response to the JISC Call 11/04 for Early Adopters of Core Middleware for Access Management, and in response to a request from JISC to combine six separate similar project proposals (from the six partner institutions supporting this project) into a single proposed project.
The six supporting partner institutions were:
- Birkbeck College (Birkbeck)
- Imperial College (Imperial)
- King's College London (KCL)
- Royal Holloway College (RHUL)
- School of Oriental & African Studies (SOAS)
- University College London (UCL)
Each of the seven partners in this project maintains an institutional self-archive of academic publications, based on the Eprints.org software, as part of the SHERPA-LEAP consortium. Access to documents in these archives is public and unrestricted, but access management is required to authenticate the identities of academic staff depositing documents, and of library staff who must check or amend descriptive metadata, and approve documents to appear within the public collection.
The project created a Shibboleth Identity-Provider (‘Origin') service for all academic and support staff (at each of seven partner institutions in the SHERPA-LEAP consortium) who are involved in controlled access to their respective institutional Eprints servers, and implemented modifications to their respective Eprints servers to enable them all as Shibboleth Resource-Providers (‘Targets').
Project start & end dates: 01 April 2005 to 30 April 2006