February 7, 2017 – draft for public comment
Public comments are open from February 7 – March 3, 2017
¶ 2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 In April 2016, the Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR) launched a working group to help identify new functionalities and technologies for repositories and develop a road map for their adoption. For the past several months, the group has been working to define a vision for repositories and sketch out the priority user stories and scenarios that will help guide the development of new functionalities.
¶ 3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 The vision 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.
¶ 4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 Underlying this vision is the idea that a distributed network of repositories can and should be a powerful tool to promote the transformation of the scholarly communication ecosystem. In this context, repositories will provide access to published articles as well as a broad range of artifacts beyond traditional publications such as datasets, pre-prints, working papers, images, software, and so on.
The working group presents 12 user stories that outline priority functionalities for repositories.
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¶ 5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 Once input has been incorporated and the user stories are finalized, the working group will begin to outline recommended technologies and architectures to support the adoption of functionalities into repository platforms.