General track 7: Repository innovation - what is next?
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Panel Discussion: COAR Next Generation Repositories: Results and Recommendations
COAR Next Generation Working Group
The nearly ubiquitous deployment of repository systems in higher education and research institutions provides the foundation for a distributed, globally networked infrastructure for scholarly communication. However, repository platforms are still using technologies and protocols designed almost twenty years ago, before the boom of the Web and the dominance of Google, social networking, semantic web and ubiquitous mobile devices.
To that end, in April 2016, COAR launched a working group to identify the technologies and architectures of the next generation of repositories. There are two threads to our work: (1) increase the exposure by repositories of uniform behaviors that can be used by machine agents to fuel novel scholarly applications that reach beyond the scope of a single repository and that enable to smoothly embed repository content into mainstream web applications. (2) integrate with existing scholarly infrastructures, specifically those aimed at identification, as a means to solidly embed repositories in the overall scholarly communication landscape.
This panel will present the results of the COAR Next Generation Repositories Working Group including our vision, design assumptions, use cases, architectural and technical recommendations, and next steps. The session will also include time for audience discussion and feedback.
4:30pm - 5:00pm
Maximize the Visibility and Impact of Open Access and other Articles through integration of Publisher APIs
1Elsevier, Netherlands, The; 2University of Florida, USA
The University of Florida searched for solutions to expand access to university-authored journal articles thru institutional repository. UFL and Elsevier collaborated to automatically feed journal platform data and links to the IR through free APIs. The project enabled UFL to support university authors/researchers and compliance with US public access policies.