"A centre of excellence in digital information management, providing advice and services to the library, information and cultural heritage communities."

UKOLN is based at the University of Bath.

UKOLN | Knowledge Exchange CRIS OAR Interoperability Project


The goal of this project is to increase the practical interoperability between Current Research Information Systems (CRIS) and Open Access Repository (OAR) systems by defining and proposing a metadata exchange format for publication information with an associated common vocabulary and thus contributing to:

  • Making metadata input more efficient
  • Avoiding or reducing duplicated inputs on the two platforms
  • Increasing metadata quality, reliability and reusability
  • Increasing quality level of services based on these metadata
  • Reducing costs of metadata handling and exchange

This project started in January 2009 and should be completed by mid 2010. All documentation on this project can be found on the project wiki at:

Knowledge Exchange

Knowledge Exchange is a collaborative venture of four national funding agencies. The partners are:

More information can be found on the Knowledge Exchange web pages: