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Next Generation Repositories

1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 The nearly ubiquitous deployment of repository systems in higher education and research institutions provides the foundation for a distributed, globally networked infrastructure for scholarly communication. However, repository platforms are still using technologies and protocols designed almost twenty years ago, before the boom of the Web and the dominance of Google, social networking, semantic web and ubiquitous mobile devices. This is, in large part, why repositories have not fully realized their potential and function mainly as passive recipients of the final versions of their users’ conventionally published research outputs. In order to leverage the value of the repository network, we need to equip it with a wider array of roles and functionalities, which can be enabled through new levels of web-centric interoperability.

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 In April 2016, COAR launched the Next Generation Repositories Working Group to identify the core functionalities for the next generation of repositories, as well as the architectures and technologies required to implement them. This report presents the results of work by this group over the last 1.5 year. The report describes 11 behaviours for the next generation of repositories, as well as the recommended technologies, standards and protocols that repository platforms need to adopt in order to support these behaviours. The work was guided by a vision, principles and design assumptions, which are published below.

COAR Next Generation Repositories Working Group

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  • Eloy Rodrigues, chair (COAR, Portugal)
  • Andrea Bollini (4Science, Italy)
  • Alberto Cabezas (LA Referencia, Chile)
  • Donatella Castelli (OpenAIRE/CNR, Italy)
  • Les Carr (Southampton University, UK)
  • Leslie Chan (University of Toronto at Scarborough, Canada)
  • Chuck Humphrey (Portage, Canada)
  • Rick Johnson (SHARE/University of Notre Dame, US)
  • Petr Knoth (Jisc and Open University/CORE, UK)
  • Paolo Manghi (CNR, Italy)
  • Lazarus Matizirofa (NRF, South Africa)
  • Pandelis Perakakis (Open Scholar, Spain)
  • Jochen Schirrwagen (University of Bielefeld, Germany)
  • Daisy Selematsela (NRF, South Africa)
  • Kathleen Shearer (COAR, Canada)
  • Tim Smith (CERN, Switzerland)
  • Herbert Van de Sompel (Los Alamos National Laboratory, US)
  • Paul Walk (Antleaf, UK)
  • David Wilcox (Duraspace/Fedora, Canada)
  • Kazu Yamaji (National Institute of Informatics, Japan)
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