Confederation of Open Access Repositories logoThe 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.

Section 1 of this report provides an overview of the current interoperability landscape and the services where progress has been made in recent years as a result of research and development efforts. Areas covered in this overview include:

  • Metadata harvesting
  • Usage statistics
  • Cross system content transfer
  • Creating unique identifiers for authors and repository content
  • Increasing visibility of contents stored in repositories through Internet search engines
  • Support services for repository networks
  • Integrating repositories into research administration workflows
  • Support for compound objects – digital objects that include multiple components or files

Additional areas that are currently under development and are briefly addressed include:
Services to support linked data

Section 2 of this report provides further details on specific initiatives that are designed to support these services or address common challenges. Initiatives addressed include: AuthorClaim, CRIS-OAR, DataCite, DINI Certificate for Document and Publication Services, DOI, DRIVER, Handle System, KE Usage Statistics Guidelines, OAI-ORE, OAI-PMH, OA-Statistik, OA Repository Junction, OpenAIRE, ORCID, PersID, PIRUS, SURE, SWORD, and UK RepositoryNet+.

http://www.coar-repositories.org/files/COAR-The-Current-State-of-Open-Access-Repository-Interoperability.pdf