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COAR Repository Interoperability Roadmap

Open Repositories 2012

Tuesday, July 10, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (BST)

COAR Repository Interoperability Roadmap

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Open Access repositories, whose number has been steadily rising, are an important component of the global e-Research infrastructure. But each individual repository is of limited significance for research, as the real value of repositories lies in the potential to interconnect them to create a network of repositories, a network that can provide unified access to research outputs, be (re-) used by machines and researchers and provide the basis for developing value-added services. However, in order to achieve this potential, we need interoperability. Over the past year, members of the Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR) have been working to develop a framework – the COAR Interoperability Roadmap – in an effort to support repository managers and administrators as they work through the host of issues related to interoperability – how and where to get started with interoperability implementations, what services interoperability can support, and how to enhance existing repository implementations by adding new services through emerging developments within interoperability.

Based on the first public draft version of the COAR Interoperability Roadmap, (available June 2012), this workshop will present an overview of the current and emerging services that interoperability initiatives make possible. We will cover interoperability standards and protocols in connection to these services. Examples of services that will be covered include: usage statistics, mass ingest processes, web standards compliance, maximizing web visibility, support for international and regional networks, and integrating repositories into research administration workflows.

In short, this workshop will help participants to make sense of the interoperability landscape, learn understand which standards and protocols support which services, and how to develop a strategy for interoperability at their institutions.

As part of the workshop, we will engage participants in a dialogue and seek input to consider before the final version of the COAR Interoperability Roadmap is released.


Presenter: Eloy Rodrigues, Chair of the COAR Working Group on Interoperability, will coordinate and facilitate the workshop. Additional members of the working group will assist with facilitating the workshop.

Have questions about COAR Repository Interoperability Roadmap? Contact Open Repositories 2012

When & Where

2.14, Appleton Tower
11 Crichton Street
EH8 9LE Edinburgh
United Kingdom

Tuesday, July 10, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (BST)

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OR2012 is organised by

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Coalition for Networked Information

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Microsoft Research UK RepositoryNet+ Dell discoverygarden @mire .

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