COAR holds open discussion about global repository interoperability challenges
The Confederation of Open Access Repositories(COAR) is facilitating a discussion about interoperability among Open Access repositories within the global context. To kick off this process, COAR has released a briefing paper, 'The Case for Interoperability for Open Access Repositories', an overview of interoperability and selected current issues. The paper is available at the COAR Open Access Repository Interoperability Forum
COAR Open Access Repository Interoperability Forum
The purpose of the online forum is to facilitate an open discussion about global repository interoperability challenges. In the coming weeks, COAR will introduce several topics. Its goal is to stimulate conversation and get input from others involved in supporting and advocacy for Open Access, repositories, and other facets of the e-Research infrastructure. COAR encourages to respond to the posted questions and raise new questions.
The discussion will be available on the COAR web site until approximately 22-October 2011. After that, input will be reviewed and a draft defined for the COAR Roadmap for Global Open Access Repository Interoperability (estimated timeframe: 4th quarter 2011, 1st quarter 2012).
Confederation of Open Access Repositories
The Confederation of Open Access Repositories(COAR) was launched in October 2009 and is a not-for-profit association of repository initiatives. It aims to enhance greater visibility and application of research outputs through global networks of Open Access digital repositories.