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Abstract This paper addresses the topic of interoperation of Grey resources. The title should be read as INTERoperation for Exploitation, Science and Technology. It builds on work by the authors published in previous GL conferences. The method is architectural analysis and comparison. The costs of the study are negligible, but of course the costs of implementing any solution are considerable. The result/conclusion is that CERIF (Common European Research Information Format) is the essential component to meet the requirements and is applicable ? to a greater or lesser degree - in all architectural solutions. Our GL9 (2007) paper proposed a Grey landscape architecture and identified the need for (1) excellent metadata (to improve discovery and control usage), (2) an institutional document repository of (or including) grey, (3) an institutional CRIS (Current Research Information System) for the contextual research information, (4) linkage between the document repository and the CRIS of an institution and thence (in a controlled manner with formal descriptive and restrictive metadata) to other institutions, (5) an e-research repository of research datasets and software, (6) linkage between the e-research repository and the CRIS of an institution and thence (in a controlled manner with formal descriptive and restrictive metadata) to other institutions, (7) an institutional policy to mandate deposition of the material with appropriate metadata. These very requirements define the components for interoperation of Grey resources, and their interoperation with other resources to provide a holistic support for R&D. Indeed they can be extended (via the CRIS) to interoperation with other management systems of an organisation such as finance, human resources, project management, production control etc. However, the capability for interoperation can be provided in several implemented architectures. This paper discusses the advantages and disadvantages of different solutions including experience of their use. This analysis and experience is then applied to the grey environment. Remote and local wrapping of resources, cataloguing techniques and a full compliant model are discussed as well as harvesting technology. It concludes that ? particularly for the grey environment ? the optimal architecture involves formal syntax (structure of information) and defined semantics (meaning of information) as defined by CERIF.
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Paper In Conference Proceedings In 10th International Conference on Grey Literature (GL2008), Amsterdam, Netherlands, 8-9 Dec 2008, (2008). PaperINTEREST20080518.doc 2008