Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR) Releases Community Framework for Good Practices in Repositories, Version 2
From a COAR Announcement:
COAR is pleased to announce the release of the COAR Community Framework for Good Practices in Repositories, Version 2
The aim of the Framework is to provide a global, multidimensional framework for good practices in repositories that can be applied to different types of repositories (publication, institutional, data, etc.) and across geographical and thematic contexts.
This version was developed based on a review of Version 1 by the COAR Repository Assessment Working Group, and with widespread community input through a public consultation process. This version contains Essential and Desired Criteria in eight sections: (1) Discovery, (2) Access, (3) Reuse, (4) Integrity and Authenticity, (5) Quality Assurance, (6) Preservation, (7) Sustainability and Governance, and (8) Other Areas
This new version includes a number of new criteria and clarifies the wording of others.
In the coming months, COAR will also be working to develop some guidance materials and links to external resources that can help the community more easily implement these characteristics.
Direct to Full Text: COAR Community Framework for Good Practices in Repositories, Version 2
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Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.