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.

Friday, July 18, 2008

At BbWorld Conference (Blackboard VLE System)

We spent the day in the main exhibit hall talking with people about their problems and innovative ideas.  Many of the problems seemed to be small technical glitches, and most of the innovative ideas were people trying to sell you something.  Yet, with 2000+ people at this conference you can't help but wonder if the business model that Bb is using isn't a successful one?  It is hard to imagine how repositories could integrate themselves into VLE/LMS unless they had a large both to sell their product at this kind of venue?  The problem seems to be more around the business model interoperability rather than the technical interoperability?

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