The University of Texas System: "Extending the Reach" Case Studies


In an effort to enable greater synergy and collaboration among its institutions and better serve their broad constituencies, The University of Texas System (UT System) set out in 2004 to create a core resource consortium of middleware-leveraged resource providers - a project which has matured and is now the UT System Federation. This document is a compilation of the five case studies, each set in a unique environment, the UT System completed as part of their exploration and implementation of middleware and the federated infrastructure model.

Four case studies were undertaken in the course of this project with partial funding from an Extending the Reach (ETR) grant from the National Science Foundation Middleware Initiative-Enterprise and Desktop Integration Technologies (NMI-EDIT) Consortium. The fifth case documents UT System's work in developing the UT System Federation: Case Study 1: Middleware Outsourcing Feasibility Study Case Study 2: Baylor College of Medicine/UT Health Science Center at Houston Shibboleth Project Case Study 3: Houston Academy of Medicine - Texas Medical Center (HAM-TMC) Library Shibboleth Proxy Service Case Study 4: Shibboleth Version of Employee Benefits Annual Enrollment Application UT System Case Study: The University of Texas System Identity Management Federation

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