DSpace-CRIS: The Community is Expanding

Fri, 03/11/2017 - 14:44 -- Susanna Mornati
Susanna Mornati

More and more institutions are adopting DSpace-CRIS worldwide.

There is a growing interest around our open-source solutions based on DSpace, with more and more institutions adopting them worldwide. Dspace-CRIS is the only free open-source CRIS available, also covering the role of the IR and making a CRIS project sustainable. 

To have a general idea of the benefits deriving from the adoption of DSpace-CRIS, we recommend to see the recording of the COAR webinar: "DSpace-CRIS: How to Bring Repositories and CRIS/RIMS Together" available here: https://zenodo.org/record/824979, presented by Susanna Mornati, 4Science COO & Andrea Bollini, 4Science CTIO.

To give a better idea of the growing DSpace-CRIS community, please have a look at this page on the DuraSpace wiki:  https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/DSPACECRIS/DSpace-CRIS+Users.

A recent addition to the list of the running DSpace-CRIS installations is the Technische Universitat Hamburg-Harburg (TUHH). After a training session [slides available here: https://www.slideshare.net/4Science/dspacecris-technical-level-introduction ] and an ongoing consultancy, they successfully migrated their repository: https://tubdok.tub.tuhh.de/, to DSpace-CRIS 5.8, enabling the ORCID Integration based on the ORCID API v2.

Last but not least, 4Science sealed a strategic partnership with Avicenna Research, a company based in the United Arab Emirates, with the purpose of enhancing and disseminating research from the Arab World. Both companies share the same passion when it comes to empowering researchers and research organizations across the globe. By leveraging the expertise of the two teams, academic institutions can effectively collect and manage research data and information. Avicenna Research and 4Science aim to provide services and technologies based on DSpace, supporting research collaboration, dissemination and innovation.