Here’s a brief summary from the COAR web site:
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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