COAR, the Confederation of Open Access Repositories, is organizing a webinar “Towards repository interoperability : unleashing the true value of open access for open science”.
Interoperability is the technical “glue” that makes possible the emerging open science infrastructure – an infrastructure that connects a global, decentralised network of repositories and other tools. While technology exists to make possible this integration, the landscape around interoperability is complex, and continually evolving.
This workshop is designed to help participants make sense of interoperability. Based on the Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR) briefing paper “The Case for Repository Interoperability for Open Access Repositories” and “The Current State of Open Access Repository Interoperability (2012)” we will cover interoperability standards, protocols and initiatives in connection with current and emerging services that interoperability initiatives make possible. Examples of services that will be covered include: medatata harvesting, repository networks, usage statistics, cross-system content transfer, author identification, persistent identifiers and compound digital objects.
Online Workshop Details
Title: Towards repository interoperability : unleashing the true value of open access for open science.
Date: Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Duration: 15:00 – 16:00 CET
The guest speaker will be Eloy Rodrigues (Universidade do Minho, Portugal), a chair of COAR Working Group on Repository Interoperability.
How to register
To register your interest in attending the workshop, please email iryna.kuchma [at] eifl.net as soon as possible with the following information:
- your name
- your email address
- your job title, country, and
- your COAR role if you have one.
The session is open to anyone to attend but places are limited. If it is oversubscribed, priority will be given to participants from COAR member institutions.
How you participate: once your place is confirmed, you will receive a URL and password for the session.
All you will need is an internet-connected computer with sound (and maybe headphones if you are in a busy room).
To check if your computer will be able to access the session successfully, please go to: www.instantpresenter.com/systemtest
Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.
EIFL-OA Programme Manager
Chair of COAR Working Group on Repository and Repository Networks Support & Training
iryna.kuchma [at] eifl.net