The CRIG is promoting interoperability of repositories with other services during a roadshow in the summer of 2008. It will be doing this by setting up a “Developer Lounge” where people will be encouraged to stop by and pitch their innovative technology ideas. The primary motive of this Roadshow is to interface repositories with other *non-repository* services for the purpose of finding out how repositories can better integrate in the current scholarly landscape.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Summary of CRIGshow at RepoFringe by Ben and Dave.

Thanks to Ben and Dave you truly earned their $5000 prize over and over again (I'll be buying them beers in thanks for years to come). I think you can tell from this summary how much work was done and how this trip really changed our perspective on the way we operate within our small world of Academia. There is a larger domain out there and it is called the web!

Also thanks to Tim who really needs to move to the UK as he is a top bloke!

Monday, August 4, 2008

DSpace/Fedora Collaboration

Sandy and Michele talk about the DSpace and Fedora Collaboration and seal the deal with a hig-five!

Sunday, August 3, 2008

RepoCamp Venue (Montpellier Room at the Library of Congress)

Coincidentally, the library police showed up shortly after this video was shot because people at the Capitol building had spotted what looked like a potential snipper on the roof of the Library of Congress.  The library police came barging into the meeting to question some of our actions (rightfully so!). 

ReST-ORE (Low Level Storage API)

Ben talks about how to enable a low level storage API for all basic repository / content management systems.

ORE at RepoCamp

Stephan and Ben give an intro to what ORE is and how it can be used within the Web Architecture.


Jim presents current work from the SWORD Deposit API along with Savas who explains how Microsoft is using the Deposit API in Microsoft Word.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

In Washington DC for the RepoCamp!

We've arrive in Washington DC for RepoCamp, but first a meeting with Richard Rodgers (MIT), Brad McLean (DSpace), Ben O'Steen (Oxford) and Dave Tarrant (Southampton) to talk about a framework for a common storage for Repositories (ePrints, DSpace and Fedora).