In February 2017 DuraSpace and euroCRIS signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the intent of working with the respective communities in order to share ideas and best practices on how repositories interoperate with CRIS platforms and to identify together the right technologies and standards to make this interoperability smoother and stronger. Both organizations promote a scholarly and research ecosystem much more integrated than it is today and CRIS systems and repositories are two important components of such an ecosystem.
The CRIS 2018 Conference offers the two organizations the right opportunity to bring the two communities together. For this first initiative the joint effort will focus on the relations between one of DuraSpace’s projects, DSpace, and the CRIS systems.DSpace users will have a great opportunity to meet to identify existing examples of integration between DSpace and CRIS systems and discuss functionalities that DSpace could implement in the future to support more effectively Research Information Systems practices.
The meeting is open to the international community of DSpace Users and to all those who are interested in exploring DSpace as a sustainable solution for their project. All participants will have a chance to get together and share their experience and use cases to the benefit of the whole community.
Since the event is in Sweden it will afford all the attendees the opportunity to know more about how the relations between DSpace repositories and CRIS systems work in the Scandinavian Region.
Members of the DSpace community are encouraged to send their proposals submitting an abstract by April 9th, 2018 using the form below.