Report Issued On Open Access Repository Interoperability

Staff Writer | Information Today, Inc. | November 1, 2012

The Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR) published "The Current State of Open Access Repository Interoperability (2012)." Interoperability is the technical “glue” that makes possible the emerging open science infrastructure—an infrastructure that connects a global, decentralized network of repositories and other tools. While technology exists to make possible this integration, the landscape around interoperability at first sight may appear chaotic, confusing, and complex.

This report is designed to make sense of the interoperability landscape. It focuses on services that are possible because of interoperability and presents specific interoperability initiatives in connection to these services. Section 1 of the report provides an overview of repository services where progress has been made in recent years because of developments in interoperability. Areas covered include the following...