Spring 2013 euroCRIS membership meeting in Bonn

Monday and Tuesday the RepNet has been attending the Spring 2013 euroCRIS member meeting at the German Research Foundation (DFG) in Bonn, Germany. Together with a reduced British contingent including Anna Clements from U of St Andrews and Rosemary Russell and Brigitte Joerg from UKOLN-University of Bath (plus of course Keith Jeffery), the RepNet has taken the opportunity to catch up with recent progress in CERIF-based CRIS development and implementation.

The release of the DSpace-based SURPlus open source CRIS developed by the Italian CINECA Consortium was one of the event highlights in this regard.

CRIS vendors such as Atira (for PURE) and Avedas (for Converis) are a key stakeholders for a comprehensive implementation of several RepNet components like IRUS-UK or the RJ Broker, which although initially built with institutional repositories in mind, must now often serve mixed CRIS/IR systems at a growing number of UK HEIs.





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