N – Interoperability options

The number of open access institutional repositories has been rising steadily, but the real value lies in the potential to create a linked network of these repositories. The Confederation of Open Access Repositories is addressing the inevitable technical and organisational challenges that may prevent interoperability, defined as “the ability for systems to communicate with each other and pass information back and forth in a usable format.” COAR has published a paper and is inviting stakeholders to contribute ideas.