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The Current State of Open Access Repository Interoperability (2012)

The Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR) is pleased to announce publication of the report, The Current State of Open Access Repository Interoperability (2012). The report provides an overview of the current interoperability landscape in terms of the types of services that are now possible because of recent research and development efforts from throughout the Open Access community. The report covers seven areas of focus for current interoperability initiatives, and it provides overviews of nineteen key interoperability initiatives.

The intended audience includes institutions and repository managers operating at different points in terms of infrastructure, resources, and institutional support. For institutions new to Open Access and repositories, the report aims to provide guidance for getting started and indicates which interoperability initiatives are necessary to implement in order to achieve specific services. For institutions and repository managers already involved in OA and repositories, the report may provide ideas for additional functionality to add to your repository or further services that are possible to provide to your community.

Outline of the report:

  • Section I – Introduction and Background Information: general overview of the interoperability landscape, identifying main challenges, current state and emerging areas.
  • Section 2 – Description of current interoperability initiatives
    • Description – Information about specific interoperability guidelines and standards referenced in the roadmap. Each item summarized in a consistent way.
    • Applications : concrete examples of services or applications that have been developed using the standards/guidelines/projects.
    • Additional resources for further readings, particularly focusing on explanatory texts and other useful information.

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One thought on “The Current State of Open Access Repository Interoperability (2012)

  1. here is link to our university web site and archive of our university (University of Bouira – Algeria )

    Repository Name: Bouira University Digital Space
    Repository URL:
    Our OAI base URL :
    URL University :

    Open Access: All
    Repository System: Dspace
    Street: Université de Bouira – Rue DRISSI Yahia – Bouira 10000 – Algeria
    Zip/Postal Code: 10000
    City: Bouira
    Country: Algeria
    Latitude: 36.38104127
    Longitude: 3.89360905

    Name: Chettabi
    Email Address:
    Phon +213790293245

    Message Descriptiona of our university web site and/or Remarks:
    The University of Bouira “Akli Mohand Oulhadj” Algeria has considerable advantages in being located at the crossroads of several areas with multiple purposes: agriculture, tourism and industry. The university will have an essential role to facilitate the integration of the various socio-economic fabric and the varied areas of this beautiful region located at a hundred km south-east of the capital Algiers.

    Message Description archive of our university and/or Remarks:
    The University of Bouira offers visitors from Bouira University Digital Space a free downloadable files (memories doctoral, master, master, courses in different technological and literary disciplines, proceedings of scientific conferences and scientific articles of high level.

    and best regrard

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