Open Access: New Issue of COAR’s “Repository Observatory” Online, Focus on Interoperability of Institutional Repositories and Current Research Information Systems
The current edition of the Repository Observatory highlights the interoperability of institutional repositories and CRIS [Current Research Information Systems].
In his open access repositories vision statement Wolfram Horstmann, library director of Goettingen State and University Library, Germany emphasizes the role of institutional repositories as a provider of durable and persistent source of knowledge resources. Therefore it would be important to harmonize technologies and vocabularies to address knowledge resources.
Pablo de Castro, of the euroCRIS board explores why and how IR and CRIS interoperability should be implemented in “7 things you need to know about repositories and CRIS”. He also moderated the video recording of a round table discussion about CRIS-IR interoperability with the experts Friedrich Summann (Bielefeld University, Germany) and Ligia Maria Ribeiro (University of Porto, Portugal). Moreover you will find use case examples in the repository profiles of the University of Porto, Portugal, the University of Glasgow, UK, Junta de Andalucía, Spain and FCT, Portugal.
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About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.