From Michele Mennielli, Cineca
Bologna, Italy On April 10, 2014 Cineca organized an event to present its new CRIS (Current Research Information System) Solution: IRIS, Institutional Research Information System.
Nearly 200 representatives from more than 50 Italian Universities who will begin using IRIS in the coming year were in attendance.
IRIS is of particular interest to the DSpace Community because the system uses DSpace to manage its publications' module and DSpace-CRIS as public frontend for all the entities managed by the CRIS.
This means that with Cineca's support more than half of Italian Universities will become familiar with DSpace in the very near future.
The Italian Consortium has also signed a collaboration agreement with the National Institute of Education (NIE) of Singapore to update their DSpace Repository to the latest version.