[Fim4l] World is not covered with NREN's and good AAI

Jiri Pavlik jiri.pavlik at techlib.cz
Thu Nov 19 13:35:53 CET 2020


Dear Romy,

looking forward to learn what solution will work in Georgia.

Good luck, all the best

            Jiri


On Wed, Nov 18, 2020 at 3:35 PM Romy Beard <romy.beard at eifl.net> wrote:

> Thanks, yes we are also in touch with them and waiting for a pricing
> proposal. Cost is always an issue when it comes to developing & transition
> economy countries....
>
>
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> On Wed, 18 Nov 2020 at 14:30, Jiri Pavlik <jiri.pavlik at techlib.cz> wrote:
>
>> Hi,
>>
>> there is also OpenAthens with support from EBSCO as a commercial
>> alternative -
>>     https://www.ebsco.com/products/ebsco-openathens
>>
>> Cheers
>>
>>             Jiri
>>
>>
>> On Wed, Nov 18, 2020 at 3:22 PM Maarten Kremers <maarten.kremers at surf.nl>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> Hi Jos, all,
>>>
>>> GEANT leads two projects with EC funding to help emerging NRENs in
>>> Eastern Europe and Africa:
>>>
>>> * EAP Connect where GEANT participates with Armenia, Azerbaijan,
>>> Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine - https://eapconnect.eu/about-us/
>>> * AfricaConnect3 where GEANT participates with the 3 major regional
>>> networks in Africa - https://www.africaconnect3.net/
>>>
>>> Best regards,
>>>  Maarten
>>>
>>> > On 18 Nov 2020, at 15:14, Jos Westerbeke <jos.westerbeke at eur.nl>
>>> wrote:
>>> >
>>> > Hi all,
>>> >
>>> > Today we (Raoul, Peter G. and me) had a call with EIFL (
>>> https://eifl.net/page/about ) representatives initiated by Romy Beard
>>> (cc) and several others from countries including Georgia. Several countries
>>> in eastern Europe and Africa are seeking to implement federated
>>> authentication & authorization infrastructure. This is a rather struggling
>>> task to build up NREN's like we are familiar with.
>>> >
>>> > They would have like to hear the 'library voice' about this and that's
>>> why they found FIM4L. But they need some help or guidance to build the
>>> backbone of AAI. Raoul and Peter G. where kind to provide some helpful
>>> information.
>>> >
>>> > It just triggers me that obviously not every country has the luxury of
>>> good working NREN's.
>>> >
>>> > If there's anyone out there who is happy to help, you can contact
>>> Romy. She can connect you to appropriate persons.
>>> >
>>> > All the best and stay healthy,
>>> > Jos
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