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From ILS to Repository and Back:
Data Interoperability

January 13, 2010
1:00 - 2:30 p.m. (Eastern Time)

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.



1:00-1:05 p.m.: Welcome & System Overview

1:05-1:15 p.m.: Introduction
Todd Carpenter, NISO Managing Director

1:15-2:15 p.m.: Presentations


  • OCRIS: Online Catalogue and Repository Interoperability Study
    Kathleen Menzies, Researcher
    Centre for Digital Library Research, University of Strathclyde

    Funded by the JISC Scholarly Communications Group, OCRIS -- the Online Catalogue and Repository Interoperability Study (http://ie-repository.jisc.ac.uk/430/) -- 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.
  • IDEALS (Illinois Digital Environment for Access to Learning and Scholarship) Repository at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Sarah Shreeves, IDEALS Coordinator, Scholarly Commons Coordinator
    University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    IDEALS (http://www.ideals.uiuc.edu/) is the digital repository for research and scholarship – including published and unpublished papers, datasets, video and audio – produced at the University of Illinois. In October 2009, the IDEALS repository surpassed its one millionth download.

2:15-3:00 p.m.: Q&A and Wrap-up


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Registration closes on January 13, 2010 at 12:00 pm Eastern Time.

Registration Costs

  • NISO Member
    • $89.00 (US and Canada)
    • $104.00 (International)
  • NASIG Member
    • $89.00
  • Non-Member
    • $109.00 (US and Canada)
    • $134.00 (International)
  • Student
    • $49.00


Additional Information

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  • Registration closes at 12:00 pm Eastern on January 13, 2010. Cancellations made by January 4, 2010 will receive a refund, less a $20 cancellation fee. After that date, there are no refunds.
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  • Webinar presentation slides and Q&A will be posted to the site following the live webinar.
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