OCLC has published a report on the importance of using International Standard Name Identifiers (ISNIs) in identifying organisations.
From our Strategic Partner CASRAI, we received the following message.
"Joining our board are Helen Atkins, Simon Kerridge and Kathleen Shearer. All three bring a wealth of knowledge and influence in the research and scholarly information communities. We’re fortunate to have their expertise, talent and energy at our Board of Directors table as we continue to strengthen the global research information landscape." David Baker, Executive Director, CASRAI.
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Current Research Information Systems (CRISs) and Institutional Repositories (IRs) are two main components of the Research Information Management realm. The rising strategic importance of CRISs and IRs for higher education and research institutions is linked to the need of fostering research and innovation.
Within the framework of a Partnership Agreement signed in 2014, EUNIS, the European University Information Systems Organization (www.eunis.org), and euroCRIS, the International Organization for Research Information (www.eurocris.org) have launched a joint survey aiming to collect as much data as possible on the information systems currently in use in Europe to support the Research Area. The results are presented in this report.
We are delighted to announce to our Community that on the 19th of January 2016, euroCRIS and the Instituto Brasileiro de Informação em Ciência e Tecnologia (IBICT) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), the first one in the history of our Organisation with a non-European Partner. This partnership strengthens our opinion that the Research Ecosystem has no geographic or national borders and that to reach the perfect technical interoperability among different systems, we need cross-country cooperation on other levels to identify common solutions for common problems.