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[BOAI] Major repository networks agree to collaborate on data exchange, technological development, and metadata

From: Iryna Kuchma <iryna.kuchma AT eifl.net>
Date: Fri, 17 Jul 2015 15:25:46 +0300


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[Forwarded message from Kathleen Shearer]

(Please excuse the cross-posting)

Major repository networks agree to collaborate on data exchange,
technological development, and metadata

July 16, 2015 -- On July 9 and 10, three major regional open access
repository networks and aggregators (OpenAIRE, LA Referencia, and SHARE),
along with the Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR) and Center
for Open Science (COS) met in Charlottesville, Virginia to discuss
synergies and potential areas of collaboration.

Open access repositories are being adopted around the world to support and
promote open science, a trend which maximizes our investments in research
by making research outputs freely available to the world. Many of these
repositories are connected via regional aggregators, which form
sustainable, distributed repository networks that provide access to and
preservation of the valuable content created through research and
scholarship.

However, research is international, with researchers collaborating across
regions and continents to solve the world=E2=80=99s most critical problems =
such as
climate change, health, economics, and so on.  The aim of this meeting was
to ensure that regional repository networks are complementary, more
integrated, and working together to create a seamless global network.

The meeting was very productive and revealed that the objectives,
technologies and use cases for all three networks are highly aligned and
that there is a strong willingness to work together. In particular, a
number of specific areas were identified in which the networks commit to
collaborate on:


   -

   Regular data exchange: Exchange data and develop agreements around
   jurisdictional harvesting and aggregation leading to greater coverage an=
d
   efficiencies across regions.
   -

   Common metadata and vocabularies: Work towards consensus about key
   metadata elements and common vocabularies to express funders and
   institutional affiliations, open access status, and project IDs. This wi=
ll
   contribute to the COAR-CASRAI work already underway aimed at developing
   common metadata elements and will support repository managers in better
   exposing their collections.
   -

   Common technological services: Assess the feasibility of adopting common
   broker/router technologies and other services.
   -

   Ongoing dialogue: Meet regularly to share approaches and perspectives
   about technical and strategic challenges.


Over the next several weeks, the groups will develop a more detailed plan
for achieving specific outcomes.

A list of meeting participants is available here
<https://www.coar-repositories.org/activities/advocacy-leadership/aligning-=
repository-networks-across-regions/collaboration-on-data-exchange-technolog=
ical-development-and-metadata/>
.

For more information about the meeting, please contact: Kathleen Shearer,
Executive Director, COAR:  <kathleen.shearer AT coar-repositories.org>
kathleen.shearer AT coar-repositories.org.

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<div dir=3D"ltr">[Forwarded message from <b 
class=3D"gmail_sendername">Kath=
leen Shearer</b>]<br><div 
class=3D"gmail_quote"><br><div style=3D"word-wrap=
:break-word"><div><span 
style=3D"font-family:Arial;font-size:14px;line-heig=
ht:19px">(Please excuse the 
cross-posting)</span><br><div style=3D"font-fam=
ily:TrebuchetMS;line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span st=
yle=3D"font-weight:bold;vertical-align:baseline;font-size:14px"><font face=
=3D"Arial"><br></font></span></div><div 
style=3D"font-family:TrebuchetMS;li=
ne-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span 
style=3D"font-weight=
:bold;vertical-align:baseline;font-size:14px"><font 
face=3D"Arial">Major re=
pository networks agree to collaborate on data exchange, technological deve=
lopment, and metadata</font></span></div><font 
style=3D"font-size:14px" fac=
e=3D"Arial"><br></font><div 
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38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span 
style=3D"font-family:Arial;font-=
size:14px;line-height:1.38">July 16, 2015 -- On July 9 and 10, three 
major =
regional open access repository networks and aggregators (OpenAIRE, LA Refe=
rencia, and SHARE), along with the Confederation of Open Access Repositorie=
s (COAR) and Center for Open Science (COS) met in Charlottesville, Virginia=
 to discuss synergies and potential areas of 
collaboration.</span></div><fo=
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face=3D"Arial"><br></font><div 
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mily:TrebuchetMS;line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><font s=
tyle=3D"font-size:14px" face=3D"Arial"><span 
style=3D"vertical-align:baseli=
ne">Open access repositories are being adopted around the world to 
support =
and promote open science, a trend which maximizes our investments in resear=
ch by making research outputs freely available to the world. Many of these =
repositories are connected via regional aggregators, which form sustainable=
, distributed repository networks that provide access to and preservation o=
f the valuable content created through research and 
scholarship.</span><spa=
n 
style=3D"color:rgb(255,0,0);vertical-align:baseline"></span></font></div>=
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n style=3D"vertical-align:baseline;font-size:14px"><font 
face=3D"Arial">How=
ever, research is international, with researchers collaborating across regi=
ons and continents to solve the world=E2=80=99s most critical problems such=
 as climate change, health, economics, and so on.=C2=A0 The aim of this mee=
ting was to ensure that regional repository networks are complementary, mor=
e integrated, and working together to create a seamless global network.</fo=
nt></span></div><font style=3D"font-size:14px" 
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iv 
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bottom:0pt"><span 
style=3D"vertical-align:baseline;font-size:14px"><font fa=
ce=3D"Arial">The meeting was very productive and revealed that the 
objectiv=
es, technologies and use cases for all three networks are highly aligned an=
d that there is a strong willingness to work together. In particular, a num=
ber of specific areas were identified in which the networks commit to colla=
borate on:</font></span></div><font 
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><br></font><ul 
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ne"><p dir=3D"ltr" 
style=3D"line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:1=
0pt"><font style=3D"font-size:14px" 
face=3D"Arial"><span style=3D"font-weig=
ht:bold;vertical-align:baseline">Regular data 
exchange</span><span style=3D=
"vertical-align:baseline">: Exchange data and develop agreements 
around jur=
isdictional harvesting and aggregation leading to greater coverage and effi=
ciencies across regions.</span></font></p></li><li 
dir=3D"ltr" style=3D"lis=
t-style-type:disc;vertical-align:baseline"><p dir=3D"ltr" 
style=3D"line-hei=
ght:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:10pt"><font 
style=3D"font-size:14px" =
face=3D"Arial"><span 
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mon metadata and vocabularies:</span><span 
style=3D"vertical-align:baseline=
">=C2=A0Work towards consensus about key metadata elements and common 
vocab=
ularies to express funders and institutional affiliations, open access stat=
us, and project IDs. This will contribute to the COAR-CASRAI work already u=
nderway aimed at developing common metadata elements and will support repos=
itory managers in better exposing their 
collections.</span></font></p></li>=
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vertical-align:baseline">Common technological 
services:</span><span style=
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adopting commo=
n broker/router technologies and other 
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dir=3D"ltr" 
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rtical-align:baseline">Ongoing dialogue:</span><span 
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n:baseline">=C2=A0Meet regularly to share approaches and perspectives 
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buchetMS;line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span 
style=3D"=
vertical-align:baseline;font-size:14px"><font 
face=3D"Arial">Over the next =
several weeks, the groups will develop a more detailed plan for achieving s=
pecific outcomes.</font></span></div><font 
style=3D"font-size:14px" face=3D=
"Arial"><br><span 
style=3D"vertical-align:baseline">A list of meeting parti=
cipants is available=C2=A0<a 
href=3D"https://www.coar-repositories.org/acti=
vities/advocacy-leadership/aligning-repository-networks-across-regions/coll=
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target=
=3D"_blank">here</a>.<br></span></font><div style=3D"font-family:TrebuchetM=
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al"><br></font></span></div><div 
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style=3D"vertical-align:baselin=
e">For more information about the meeting, please contact: Kathleen 
Shearer=
, Executive Director, COAR:=C2=A0</span><a 
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aseline"></span></a><a 
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g" target=3D"_blank">kathleen.shearer AT 
coar-repositories.org</a><span style=
=3D"vertical-align:baseline">.</span></font><br></div></div></div><br></div=
><br></div>

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