January 21, 2022

COAR Announces Launch of the “Notify Project”

From the Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR):

COAR is pleased to announce the launch of a new project, Notify: The Repositories and Services Interoperability Project.

This project builds on previous work of COAR to advance the vision first outlined in the COAR Next Generation Repositories Initiative – to position repositories as the foundation for a distributed, globally networked infrastructure for scholarly communication, on top of which layers of value added services will be deployed  – and further articulated in the Pubfair White Paper, which describes a distributed framework for open publishing services.

In 2020, COAR published a generic technical model to enable the linking of preprints and other repository resources with external services, with an initial focus on peer review services. The technical model – which was developed based on a number of use cases provided by preprint servers, repositories, peer review services and overlay journals – applies a distributed, message-oriented approach based on W3C Linked Data Notifications (LDN).

Learn More, Read the Complete Announcement

Direct to Notify: The Repositories and Services Interoperability Project Website

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.