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DSpace-CRIS News from Cineca

FromMichele Mennielli, Cineca, International Relations

In the past few weeks Cineca attended two interesting events and had the chance to discuss Repository, CRIS and RIM systems.
The euroCRIS Strategic Membership Meeting was held in Amsterdam on November 11-12, 2014 where Cineca presented the integration of ORCID with DSpace-CRIS  This functionality is included in the new version of the euroCRIS’ repository based on DSpace-CRIS, which will be released soon.
To learn more about this new functionality, you could tune in to an ORCID Webinar next Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 1:00PM CET(
From the 24th to the 28th of November Cineca attended the eResearch Africa Conference hosted by the University of Cape Town, South Africa, where we were invited to present DSpace-CRIS. Almost all South African universities already use DSpace as their repository, so attendees were interested in the opportunities offered by the DSpace-CRIS solution. 
Last but not least, Cineca is now working to install its new CRIS solution, called IRIS, in 65 Italian universities.IRIS is running in two universities–University Milano Statale and University Milano Bicocca–and, by the end of the year the system will be in production in other 6 universities: University of Trieste; University of Napoli Parthenope; University of Foggia; University of Pisa S. Anna; University of Modena-Reggio and University of Parma.
This is an important step for Italy. By the end of 2015 the goal is to have 65 Italian universities using the same CRIS system, CERIF compliant, with DSpace-CRIS as a core component, tightly integrated with the universities’ repositories to boost visibility and call attention to European Open Access policies.