The COAR Repository Interoperability Project took place from 2009 to 2015.

In February 2015, COAR published the COAR Roadmap: Future Directions for Repository Interoperability. The Roadmap identifies the major interoperability issues for repositories and prioritizes them based on community feedback.

The results of the Roadmap are now being used by COAR to focus efforts on addressing the priority issues outlined within.

Earlier works:

Repository Interoperability Experts Advisory Panel


  • Eloy Rodrigues, Director of the Documentation Services, University of Minho, Portugal
  • Jochen Schirrwagen, LibTec, Bielefeld University, Germany
  • Friedrich Summann,Head LibTec, Bielefeld University Library, Germany


  • Isidro Aguillo, director of the Laboratory of Internet from the CINDOC-CSIC, Spain
  • Ana Alice Baptista, professor at the University of Minho, Information Systems Department, Portugal
  • Timo Borst, the head of IT development team at the Leibniz Information Center for Economics, Germany
  • Sheridan Brown, V4OA Project Consultant
  • Donatella Castelli, Information Science and Technologies of the Italian National Research Council, Italy
  • Patrick Hochstenbach , digital architect at Ghent University Library, Belgium
  • Maarten Hoogerwerf, projectleader & information scientist at Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS), The Netherlands
  • Wolfram Horstmann, director for Digital Library Programmes and IT at Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford, UK
  • Keith G. Jeffery consultant
  • Johannes Keizer, information systems officer at FAO of the United Nations, Italy
  • Thomas Krichel, Long Island University, USA
  • Clifford Lynch, director of the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI), USA
  • Devika Madalli, associate professor at Documentation Research and Training Centre, Indian Statistical Institute, India
  • Salvatore Mele, head of Open Access at CERN, Switzerland
  • Susan Reilly, projects manager at LIBER (Association of European Research Libraries)
  • Frank Scholze, director of KIT Library Services, Karlsruhe Institut of Technology (KIT), Germany
  • Miguel Ángel Sicilia, full professor, University of Alcalá, Spain
  • Paul Walk, director of the Innovation Support Centre, UKOLN, University of Bath, UK