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Workshop spaces available- book today!

October 12, 2012 Leave a comment

There are still places available for the IRIOS-2 Final Workshop to be held on Thursday 18th October in Newcastle.

This is a great opportunity to learn more about the JISC funded IRIOS-2 project,view a demonstration of the system in action and network with colleagues who have been using CERIF.

 To find out more about this free event please visit the blog post –

To request a place please email



EuroCRIS 2012 conference

April 4, 2012 1 comment

As part of the EuroCRIS 2012 conference in Prague, taking place in June, the IRIOS-2 project has had a poster accepted and submitted.

below is the poster that will be at the conference.


IRIOS-2 at the RIM3 Programme Meeting, Edinburgh

January 16, 2012 Leave a comment

The two projects IRIOS-2 and CiA provided progress updates at the JISC hosted RIM3 Programme meeting.  See below for a link to the IRIOS-2 presentation given by Simon Kerridge and Kevin Ginty. There were also presentations from RMAS, OSSWatch and JISC InfoKit.

Overall, the event was excellent and the projects have agreed a number of joint initiatives, including working with RMAS and potentially CASRAI.

Keep following the blog for updates on the projects progress.

Presentation: IRIOS-2 Overview

IRIOS-2 Poster

December 13, 2011 Leave a comment

the poster for the IRIOS-2 project has now been completed.

IRIOS-2 Poster

More from the CIA workshop… CERIFy this time

December 5, 2011 Leave a comment

Kevin Kiely, TCD
TCD RIS and TR incites, data exchange, two way
InCites uses separate fields for year, month, day
Brigitte did a mapping from InCites to CERIF
Ids are an issues again.. How should they be dealt with
they have a long list of supported publication types
Plenty of actual CERIF XML examples
In summary the system
passes CERIF XML data from the TCD CRIS to TR, they matched data and then returned TR metrics from InCites in CERIF XML back to the TCD CRIS. NB it was citation counts rather than a whole list of citations… But still useful!
Jason Young from TR also chipped in to the presentation and Q&A

Categories: CERIF, euroCRIS

CIA again… CERIFy

December 5, 2011 Leave a comment

Thomas Vestdam, Atira
CERIF XML fragmentation
Looking to have everything in one schema, if possible… To aid efficiency
Eg embed everything in cfOrgUnit that relates to it, including the link info.
Saw an example (in word wrangler)
So link entities can be in either end object, or just in the document
Helps with OAI with the web services due to efficiencies.
The new formatting can be used soon… For internal testing in the next few weeks.
Would hope it to be offered in CERIF 2.0
2.0 will be available early next year.
Atira will be testing the speed up during next year with the Flanders system, and also in the CIA project.

Categories: CERIF, euroCRIS


December 5, 2011 Leave a comment

Now listening to Robert Sanderson Ron NERC talking about how they converted RCUK SSC project data into CERIF for the IRIOS project.
They used Funding, electronicaddress, postaladdress, country, organisationunit, person, and of course project. There are some interesting issues with using uuids. Hopefully these will be addressed in the planned discussions on identifiers later today

Categories: CERIF, euroCRIS, NERC