CERIF experts and newbies met at Bath on 9th and 10th Feb for an in depth tutorial on CERIF from euroCRIS’s CERIF Task Group leader, Brigitte Joerg.
This was followed by a data surgery where members of previous and current JISC RIM & CERIF-related projects discussed how CERIF mappings had been done – what had worked and where gaps in the model or their own understanding existed.
The CIA mapping document was presented and several of the issues raised by this and other projects were discussed – in particular multiple identifiers e.g. for a single person, missing classifications schemes, names and how structured the model should be, and the proposed new CERIF-XML format.
We will assimilate the answers and follow-up outstanding questions over the next couple of weeks in order to finalise the CIA model before work starts at Atira, Symplectic, ePrints and RCUK on implementation