[Irtalk] COAR » Aligning Repository Networks across regions

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Wed Apr 15 17:20:01 SAST 2015

Digital repositories are becoming increasingly important components of the
scientific communication system. Although there are unique requirements in
each jurisdictional context, repository networks must be aligned across the
world in order to support the truly global nature of research and scholarly
communication. *The real value of repositories lies in the potential to
interconnect them to create a network of repositories, a network that can
provide unified access to research outputs and be (re-) used by machines
and researchers.*

Through a number of strategic and pragmatic activities, COAR is already
working on many aspects of alignment. COAR would like to expand these
activities to include a greater number of organizations and regions.

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