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1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 In April 2016, COAR launched a working group to help identify new functionalities and technologies for repositories and develop a road map for their adoption. The aim of this activity is to develop a global network of repositories that allows frictionless access to open content and encourages the creation of cross-repository added-value services. The approach chosen to achieve this goal consists of two threads:

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  2. The first aims to increase the exposure by repositories of uniform behaviors that can be used by machine agents to fuel novel scholarly applications that reach beyond the scope of a single repository and that enable to smoothly embed repository content into mainstream web environment. Currently, OAI-PMH is the only behavior that is uniformly exposed by most repositories. While OAI-PMH undoubtedly has merits, its focus on metadata, its pull-based paradigm, and its technological roots that date back to the web of the nineties put it at odds with the realities of current scholarly practice and web technologies.
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  2. The second thread consists of integrating with existing scholarly infrastructures, specifically those aimed at identification, as a means to solidly embed repositories in the overall scholarly communication landscape. It is time to reimagine the potential of repositories and to mobilize the global repository community towards selecting and implementing appropriate technologies that can help realize that potential.

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 These threads will help to re-position the global repository network and support the transformation of the scholarly communication system into one that is collective, open and managed in a distributed manner.

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Source: http://comment.coar-repositories.org/2-next-generation-repositories/