Re: Special OAIster Announcement from OCLC

From: Peters, Dale <peters_at_SUB.UNI-GOETTINGEN.DE>
Date: Thu, 24 Sep 2009 16:59:11 +0200

An alternative to the systematic commercialisation of Open Access data, is
the formal constitution of COAR: the Confederation of Open Access
Repositories, scheduled to take place in Open Access Week 2009.

Emerging as the sustainable outcome of the DRIVER infrastructure, COAR is a
community-driven approach, where institutions can determine how they want
their repositories to be deployed. The action plan is directed towards
international organisational support for Open Access in research
infrastructures around the globe.

COAR utilises the tremendous synergies emerging in higher education between
repositories, researchers and research funders to coordinate collaborative
networks in the vision of a global knowledge infrastructure.

Once the legal and technical infrastructures for OA dissemination reach the
coverage and maturity that equally satisfies the researcher's data-sharing
concerns and matches the respect that WorldCat enjoys, third party service
providers, like OCLC, become equitable partners without questionable terms
and conditions.


Dr D Peters
Scientific Technical Manager DRIVER II
State and University Library of Goettingen
Tel: +49 551 39 5242
Fax: +49 551 39 5222
Mobile:+49 (0)160 989 67663
Received on Thu Sep 24 2009 - 19:48:43 BST

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