[IRTalk] Aligning Repository Networks: International Accord Released: COAR2017, 8-10 May 2017, Venice, Italy
BBecker at csir.co.za
Tue May 9 08:41:01 SAST 2017
This looks like a very sensible position to take :)
Could you or someone else on the list please elaborate on some of the
specifics ? One can't but agree with the strategy, but I find it quite
difficult to understand where to hook into it effectively, as an
infrastructure engineer and a scientist.
I am one of those people who are "developing value-added services on top of
repositories" and have tried very hard to do technology transfer, for
If one wanted to contribute to this strategy, the question I have is : how
Clearly this is not something that can be easily answered definitively in a
single reply so I would welcome some discussion on the matter, from all on
On 9 May 2017 at 08:03, Lazarus Matizirofa <lazarus.matizirofa at nrf.ac.za>
> *International Accord*
> Collectively we aspire to strengthen and enhance the distributed,
> community-based open access infrastructure around the world.
> Moreover, we acknowledge that strong relationships between regional and
> national repository networks are important, and that there are significant
> benefits of working together:
> [image: *] The development of value added services on top of global
> repositories requires the widespread, international adoption of common,
> open APIs and metadata standards.
> [image: *] Concentrating efforts at the regional and national level will
> ensure responsiveness to local needs and contexts, and prevents overlaps
> and cost redundancies.
> [image: *] Sharing metadata across regions ensures comprehensive, global
> data coverage.
> To further our collective vision, we agree to collaborate in the following
> [image: *] Regular communications: Facilitated by COAR, we will
> communicate regularly to exchange information, network with each other, and
> identify areas for potential collaboration. At least one in-person meeting
> will be organized annually to enable technical and strategic discussions.
> [image: *] Common APIs, standards, and protocols: Developing global
> services will involve the widespread interoperability and integration
> across data providers, and between data providers and network services. We
> will work together to define standards, APIs and
> protocols that will support a wide range of network services.
> [image: *] Technology transfer and co-development of technologies:
> Similar services and technologies are being envisioned and deployed by many
> networks. Instead of each region
> working in silos, we will look for opportunities to transfer technologies
> and co-develop
> software, where appropriate.
> Australia Australasian Open Access Strategy Group
> Canada Canadian Association of Research Libraries
> China Confederation of Chinese Academic
> Institutional Repository and National Science Library, CAS
> Europe OpenAIRE
> Japan Japan Consortium for Open Access
> Latin America LA Referencia*
> South Africa National Research Foundation
> United States Association of Research Libraries† and
> Center for Open Science
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> *Lazarus Matizirofa*
> Acting Executive Director
> Knowledge Management Corporate (KMC)
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> Email: lazarus.matizirofa at nrf.ac.za
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