Sino-German Symposium on Development of Library and Information Services
The paper introduces current practices of building Chinese Academy of Sciences institutional repositories grid (CAS IR Grid).Firstly, it outlines its visions and implementation strategies. Then it describes the status quo of spreading IRs across CAS institutes, which covers mainly the release of a formal version of IR building package based on open source software DSpace, establishment of long-term working mechanism of promotion IR service, and the achievements of spreading activities. It also presents the development of CAS IR Grid service portal. Finally, some considerations on future development of CAS IR Grid are explained.