Is my repository eligible to join?
In the United Kingdom IRUS-UK is provided as a core service to Jisc members – those in the UK higher education and research sector - as part of their subscription. All members with institutional or data repositories are welcome to participate.
We also provide IRUS to institutions in Australia and New Zealand, in conjunction with CAVAL, and in the United States, in partnership with LYRASIS.
See participating repositories.
Prerequisites for joining
There are two protocols central to the operation of the service: the Tracker Protocol and the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH).
For details of the Tracker protocol, and how it is implemented in the variety of repository software systems we are currently working with, please see our Implement page. We're happy to work with any systems, so if you use other repository software then please contact us at email@example.com to discuss.
How do I join?
If you are interested in joining IRUS:
- United Kingdom
- Please see our IRUS-UK Participate page
- Australia and New Zealand
- Please see our IRUS-ANZ Participate page
- United States
- Please see our IRUS-US Participate page