This is aimed at institutions using OpenAthens LA software from Eduserv, and I thought there may be some lurking on the JISC-SHIBBOLETH list.
We have been using OALA since early 2012 at Wolverhampton, and one of the issues we found is that we have felt very isolated when we run into any problems with it.
There is of course the Eduserv support team, but often it would be so much quicker and easier to ask other users who might have been through the same issues already.
Having recently been in contact with a colleague who was going through exactly the same setup problems as we had experienced, we decided it would be helpful to start a mailing list to bring all the OALA customers together, to share problems and solutions, and build up a community around the product.
LIS-OPENATHENSLA is hosted by JISCMail and is an open list. You can subscribe in the usual ways through your JISCMail account, or by sending an email to [log in to unmask] Subject: BLANK Message: SUBSCRIBE LIS-OPENATHENSLA Firstname Lastname
Please feel free to subscribe and get involved if you currently use this software, or if you are thinking of implementing it in the future.
The list is rather quiet at the moment, having only just been set up, but I hope it will prove to be useful to everyone.
University of Wolverhampton