Coalition for Networked Information
Head of Outreach and Institutional Support
Joint Information Systems Committee
Gerard van Westrienen
Platform Manager, ICT and Research
In May, 2005, CNI, the SURF Foundation of the Netherlands, and the UK Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) co-sponsored a conference on institutional repositories, bringing together representatives from 13 countries. The purpose of the conference was to take a broad look at the current state of deployment of institutional repositories in the academic sector, and to explore how national policies and strategies were shaping this deployment. As preparation for the conference, representatives gathered data on developments in institutional repositories within their country. This session will provide an update on the current state of institutional repositories in the countries surveyed and will describe key issues and trends.
The September 2005 issue of D-Lib magazine (http://www.dlib.org) contains two articles analyzing data that was gathered for the CNI/JISC/SURF May 2005 meeting on institutional repositories.