*MACE Conference Call*
March 19, 2007
Bob Morgan (chair) - Washington
Ken Klingenstein - Colorado/Internet2
Leif Johansson - Stockholm/SUNET
Paul Hill - MIT
Jim Jokl - Virginia
Steve Carmody - Brown
Michael Gettes - Internet2
Scott Cantor - OSU
Keith Hazelton - Wisconsin
Ann West - Internet2
Steve Olshansky - Internet2
Nate Klingenstein - Internet2
David Wasley - independent
Rodney McDuff - Queensland
Ben Chinowsky (scribe) - Internet2
Ken noted that the PESC EA2 meeting succeeded in bringing together a wide variety of attendees (e.g. from registrars, admissions, financial aid, the Department of Education) and led to some good ongoing discussions. See http://www.pesc.org/workgroups/ea2%5Ftask%5Fforce/.
- TF-EMC2 meets March 28-29; presentations will be posted to http://www.terena.org/activities/tf-emc2/meetings/8/.
- There will be a one-day OKI workshop the day before the Mellon RIT/SC Retreat; see http://rit.mellon.org/retreat/2007/oki-workshop-agenda.pdf/view. The workshop will look at obstacles to broader adoption of OKI, and how OKI should evolve in order to overcome those obstacles. Paul noted that so far repository OSIDs have gotten the most traction, authN the least. Nate noted that Tom Coppeto is working on a SAML-compatible OSID.
- Ken noted that an authN/Z "supersummit" is in the works for the afternoon of Wednesday, April 25, at the Internet2 Member Meeting in Arlington. Watch http://events.internet2.edu/2007/spring-mm/agenda.cfm for details.
- Ann noted that there will be no formal program committee for the June 25-27 CAMP in Portland, OR. Instead, she and Steve Carmody are drafting a program and sending it out to the campuses for review.
- There will be a formal program committee for the June 27-29 Advanced CAMP; contact Bob if you want to be on it. A draft abstract is at https://spaces.internet2.edu/x/Rwc.
Ken, Bob, and Michael are recruiting for mace-collab-core, a new advisory group to be chartered under MACE. This group will discuss plumbing collaborative applications: which apps to focus on, how to provide the plumbing, setting priorities, and finding people to do the work. An initial gathering is being planned for the upcoming Internet2 Member Meeting. Michael (email@example.com) is the lead for mace-collab-core; contact him if you are interested.
Ken noted an interesting article on reasons for the lack of use of institutional repositories deployed at Cornell; see http://www.dlib.org/dlib/march07/davis/03davis.html.
Bob noted that AACRAO has started looking into possible scenarios for applying federation to solve problems in the admissions and registration space. Progress in this area would require working closely with vendors. This work is going forward under the banner of InCommon.