Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR) Releases “Strategy and Workplan 2016-2018” Document
From the COAR Strategic Directions 2016-2018 Plan:
To realize our mission and achieve this vision, COAR will focus on community, leadership and engagement at the international level.
Four strategic directions will guide COAR’s activities:
- Promote the development of a sustainable, global network of open access repositories as key elements of international research infrastructures in support of excellence in scholarship and education
- Provide support for the OA repository community and build local capacity for the development and management of repositories and repository networks
- Define and promote interoperability, common standards, and best practices for repositories, repository networks and with other related systemsN
- Stimulate the development and adoption of value-added services for repositories and repository networks
About Gary Price
Gary Price (email@example.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.