COAR publishes recommendations for next generation repositories

Defining the next generation repository

On a dedicated website and through GitHub, 11 new behaviours for next generation repositories and a snapshot of the current status of technology, standards and protocols to support each behaviour are now available. COAR welcomes community feedback about existing recommendations and suggestions for other technologies not yet identified.

Building on the outcomes of the COAR Next Generation Repositories Working Group, OpenAIRE Advance project will, on one hand, commission some implementation by third parties and on the other, implement the needed corresponding technologies and services on the OpenAIRE infrastructure, namely link to workshops and global alignment activities to disseminate progress and results with a view to adopting the latter by the repository community.

Background: In November 2017, the COAR Next Generation Repositories Working Group published a report outlining new behaviours and technologies for repositories. The aim is to position repositories as the foundation for a distributed, globally networked infrastructure for scholarly communication, on top of which layers of value added services will be deployed, thereby transforming the system, making it more research-centric, open to and supportive of innovation, while also collectively managed by the scholarly community.

Feedback is welcome via this dedicated website and through GitHub

Gwen Franck

Open Access Programme Coordinator at EIFL - Electronic Information for Libraries / Open Access Project Officer at LIBER - Association of European Research Libraries

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