The vision underlying the work of Next Generation Repositories is, “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-oriented, open to and supportive of innovation , while also collectively managed by the scholarly community.”
An important trait of this vision is that repositories will provide access to a wide variety of research outputs, generating the conditions where a greater diversity of contributions to the scholarly record will be accessible, and formally recognized in research assessment processes.
In April 2016, the Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR) launched the Next Generation Repository Working Group to identify new functionalities and technologies for repositories. A full report with recommendations for the adoption of new technologies, standards and protocols that will help repositories become more integrated into the web environment and enable them to play a larger role in the scholarly communication ecosystem is here:
Building on the outcomes of the COAR Next Generation Repositories Working Group, OpenAIRE-Advance calls interested SMEs (developers, data analysts, etc.) and Young Innovators to develop functionalities and demonstrate use cases that support the implementation of next generation networked services (repositories) within OpenAIRE.
This call will specifically address the following needs/functionalities related to next generation repositories:
We are looking for software services (new or already working) that will promote OpenAIRE services towards next generation repositories and will be successfully integrated into OpenAIRE infrastructure. You can select at least one potential category of action. Proposed services that combine more than one category will gain an advantage (see criteria of selection below).