Confederation of Open Access Repositories Provides Update on COAR Notify Initiative
From a COAR Post:
The COAR Notify Initiative is developing and accelerating community adoption of a standard, interoperable, and decentralised approach to linking research outputs hosted in the distributed network of repositories with resources from external services such as overlay-journals and open peer review services. The COAR Notify Protocol, which builds on the established Linked Data Notifications and ActivityStreams2 W3C standards, is a critical component of the initiative. It defines the type of notifications that are exchanged between interacting parties and specifies the content of those messages, and therefore allows Notify-enabled repositories and services to communicate with each other seamlessly.
Since the Arcadia-funded work began in July 2022, we have made significant progress on several fronts. The initiative is currently working with 13 partners in the first phase of implementation, several of which have begun development of their systems to support the protocol. The Notify team has been assisting partners to prepare implementation plans, and is providing ongoing support fo r the development work. In turn, our partners are supplying scenarios for how they will use the Notify protocol, and helping to develop a stable but flexible implementation that can support a variety of use cases.
The COAR Notify Initiative is emerging at exactly the right time, as it will be a critical enabler for advancing a number of important new trends in the research communications landscape, such as preprint sharing and open peer review.
The move towards research assessment reform can also be enabled using the Notify protocol.
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