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    Ann Gabriel
    Access by non AAA Members
    question posted July 22, 2009 by Ann Gabriel, last edited February 10, 2012 
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    Access by non AAA Members

    The MAS Interaction with Practice task force has members who are not members of the AAA.  How do we give them access to our hive?




    • Shifei Chung

      Good question. Currently, the Public Access Team, headed by Jane Saly, which consists of members of AAACommons Editorial Board, is looking into this issue. Specifically,

      1) What content should be public and what should be private?

      2) What practices do we need to develop to ensure private materials remain private?

      3) What policies do we need for public access?
    • Julie Smith David

      And we're also looking into allowing guest members as part of another team.  Ann - would you be willing to be a "beta tester" for non-members getting into the Commons?  I think we could create accounts for your team, and then work with them to be sure that their AAACommons access is appropriate.  Please let me know if you're willing to test with us, and if so, the names and contact information for your guests.


    • Ann Gabriel

      Hi Julie

      I'd be happy to be a "beta tester."  Our member is Rick Payne <>.  He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).   Our hive is MAS Interaction with Practice.

      Let me know if you any additional information.


    • Julie Smith David

      Hi, Ann,

      I've asked Judy Cothern to add Rick and she'll let us know when his account is ready.  Thanks for testing!


    • Jessen Hobson

      Hi Julie. Would the guest access allow an RA to post data and documents to certain hives?

    • Julie Smith David

      Yes.... guests will have access to all public content, and then any hives that the owners specifically make accessible.  So if you wanted your RA to post in a research hive, for example, if you gave them access, they could do it.

      The one thing they won't be able to do is see teaching resources.  We have to keep that locked tight because of the critical nature of the exams, solutions, etc. that are being stored there.