Interoperability of Digital Repositories
Knowledge Exchange is aiming to facilitate exchanges on, and recommendations towards interoperability of digital repositories.
This strand puts energy into support of three initiated projects (CRIS-OAR, e-Theses and Persistent Identifier Projects) and assists in linking these to other relevant projects, such as Driver. Workshops are planned to initiate further thinking on statistics usage, and to evaluate and disseminate outcomes of EU and KE projects.
From institutional repositories to interoperability of digital repositories
Originally the strand was focused on institutional repositories infrastructure. After a successful workshop in 2007, producing six reports (Usage statistics / Research paper metadata / Exchanging research information / Author identification / OAI-PHM / e-Thesis) and initiating three joint projects (CRIS-OAR interoperability, Enhanced e-Theses and Perisitent Identifiers), the experts in the former working group concluded that most of the original goals had been achieved, or currently ‘live’ in other strands.
The current working group is focusing less on institutional repositories and more on Interoperability of Digital Repositories (IDR).
The working group has initiated projects on enhanced electronic theses, the interoperability of research information systems and repositories, studies into thePersistent Identifier landscape and worked on theexchange of usage statistics between repositories.
Interoperability of Digital Repositories Working Group
Representatives from each of the partner organisations and related experts are actively participating in the Interoperability of Digital Repositories Working Group to consider future activities in this area.
For more information
Contact Bas Cordewener, SURF, or the Knowledge Exchange Office.