[Duraspace] COAR » COAR Launches Strategic Initiative to Align Repository Networks

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Fri Apr 25 13:47:57 SAST 2014

As research becomes increasingly global, *it is critical to create
infrastructure that can connect across geographic boundaries.* 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

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