Interoperability is the technical “glue” that makes possible an emerging open science infrastructure – an infrastructure that connects a global, distriuted network of repositories and other tools. While technology exists to make possible this integration, the landscape around interoperability is complex, and continually evolving.
COAR has been working on issues of interoperability since its inception in 2009, beginning with the COAR Interoperability Project, which has produced a number of outputs that make the case for interoperability across repositories and with other systems and outline the priorities for repository interoperability in the future.
COAR is currently working to address the priority areas through a number of activities:
- Controlled Vocabularies
- Open Metrics
- Aligning Repository Networks
- Next Generation Repositories
- Discussions and collaboration with EuroCRIS and CASRAI
For more information about the history of the project, please visit the COAR Interoperability Project Page
Completed Work and Publications
- COAR Roadmap Future Directions for Repository Interoperability (2014)
- Current State of Open Access Repository Interoperability (2012)
- The Case for Interoperability for Open Access Repositories (2011)