NISO Webinar–From ILS to Repository and Back: Data Interoperability
NISO Webinar–From ILS to Repository and Back: Data Interoperability January 4, 2010 Featuring DSpace repository, IDEALS, at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
By Cynthia Hodgson, NISO Technical Editor Consultant, National Information Standards Organization (NISO)
Washington, DC NISO’s monthly webinar for January 2010 will discuss “From ILS to Repository and Back: Data Interoperability.” The webinar will take place on Wednesday, January 13, 2010 from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. (Eastern time). Can’t make it on January 13th? Register and you get access to the recorded archive for one year to watch at your convenience.
About the Webinar While institutional repository (IR) systems are meant to focus on the storage of digital objects, most repositories contain not only objects, but also metadata about those items. One of the main functions of library systems is to help facilitate the discovery of items and content using metadata. Where is the line between IR systems and the discovery and management tools the libraries use to manage their collections? What are some strategies that libraries can employ to integrate these systems? Is anyone having success? As libraries increasingly become the home to special digital collections and scanned materials, finding simple ways to exchange information and ensure discoverability of IR content will be critical to efficient management of both systems. This webinar will provide attendees with an overview of recent research in this topic as well as real-world examples from organizations who are working toward interoperability.
Speakers – Kathleen Menzies, OCRIS: Online Catalogue and Repository Interoperability Study - Funded by the JISC Scholarly Communications Group, OCRIS examined the interoperability of LMSs, IRs and other administrative systems in operation within UK universities. The project team produced extensive recommendations for improving the visibility and usefulness of intellectual assets and associated data by allowing central, and rapidly developing, information systems to interoperate. The findings of the OCRIS project will be presented to members of the NISO followed by a discussion of their implications and how they relate to the wider context. – Sarah Shreeves, IDEALS repository at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - IDEALS is the digital repository for research and scholarship (based on DSpace) - including published and unpublished papers, datasets, video and audio - produced at the University of Illinois.
Registration For more information and to register, visit the event webpage. Registration is per site (access for one computer) and includes access to the online recorded archive of the webinar for one year. NISO and NASIG members receive a discounted member rate. A student discount is also available. NISO is also offering package discounts for multiple webinars. Buy four webinars, get two free. Buy six webinars, get seven free. Visit the SAVE! webpage for more information.
January Open Teleconference And join us for the free teleconference on January 11 from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. (Eastern). Karen Coyle, Digital Library Consultant and member of NISO’s Architecture Committee, will discuss the work of the Architecture Committee and The NISO Framework, which will be used to strategically direct the work of NISO. No registration necessary; To join, simply dial 877-375-2160 and enter the code: 17800743.