May 28, 2022

Open Access Repositories: COAR Launches Strategic Initiative to Align Repository Networks

From the Confederation of Open Access Repositories:

At a meeting in March 2014, several major repository networks agreed to work together to further align their activities.


At the meeting, convened by the Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR), delegates from Australia, Canada, China, Europe, Latin America and the United States agreed on a common vision and the shared principles of openness, sustainability, interoperability and diversity. In addition, participants identified a number of priority areas in which they will begin working together in terms of technical interoperability, policies and services.

Work on the priority areas will begin immediately.

Direct to Full Text of Final Report: Towards a Seamless Global Research Infrastructure: Report of the Aligning Repository Networks Meeting (14 pages; PDF)
Published Online April 25, 2014.
The meeting took place in Rome, Italy on March 20-21, 2014.

See Also: List of COAR Members

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