Joint Meeting of VOA3R with euroCRIS
On the one hand, VOA3R partners presented the implementation of EuroCRIS’ CERIF standard in VOA3R for the storage of information about researchers, projects and organizations. The Common European Research Information Format (CERIF) standard was developed in the late 1980s by the European Union and since 2002 care and custody of CERIF has been handed to euroCRIS.
And on the other hand, the VOA3R technical team presented their initial design ideas for the exposure of CERIF as linked open data, and how this could be combined with FAO’s recommendations on linked open data for bibliographic information.
As a result of the meeting, both groups agreed on initiating a CERIF tak group for Linked Open Data. To further advance in this, the participants agreed to organize a joint meeting in Alcalá de Henares, Spain on July 27th / 28th 2011, hosted by the University of Alcalá.