[Update: The recording of this webinar is now available. View webinar.]
The Open Repositories Working Group (ORWG) invites repository managers at any Canadian institution to attend the following webinar:
Webinar: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Next Generation Repositories But Were Afraid to Ask
Wednesday, April 18
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. ET
Presented by the CARL Open Repositories Working Group in collaboration with the Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR)
This webinar will be recorded and made available on CARL website.
COAR’s Next Generation Repositories Working Group identified in their 2017 report the core functionalities for the next generation of repositories (NGR), which include: web-friendly architectures, open peer review and quality assessment of content, and better impact and usage measures. With these new functionalities, COAR aims to position repositories as the foundation for a distributed, globally networked infrastructure for scholarly communication, on top of which layers of value added services will be deployed, thereby transforming the system, making it more research-centric, open to and supportive of innovation, while also collectively managed by the scholarly community.
This webinar will present the behaviours and technical recommendations presented in this report, will describe efforts to implement them, and answer any questions that participants have about this work.
Andrea Bollini is the Chief Technology and Innovation Officer at 4science, and a member of COAR’s Next Generation Repositories Working Group. He is also actively involved in the DSpace community and is the Deputy Leader of the CERIF Task Group of euroCRIS.
Kathleen Shearer is the Executive Director of COAR, and is also a consultant for several other organizations. She is a research associate with the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) and a strategic consultant with the US-based Association of Research Libraries (ARL).