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COAR establishes a global knowledge infrastructure
October 2009: COAR establishes a global knowledge infrastructure
“The networking of online publications and research data sets will open new opportunities for esearch and the teaching of all disciplines in the 21st century”, said the founding Chairperson, Dr Norbert Lossau, Director of the State and University Library of Goettingen, emphasising the significance of COAR. “As proven managers of information, libraries are working hand in hand with
COAR emerged from the European DRIVER project, (Digital Repository Infrastructure Vision for European Research), funded by the EU Commission under the 6th and 7th Framework Programmes for “eInfrastructures”.
Among the 28 founding members of COAR, 23 organisations are based in 13 European countries; others in China, (Chinese Academy of Sciences), Japan (National Institute of Informatics and the igital Repository Federation), Canada (Canadian Association of Research Libraries) and the USA University of Arizona for the Global Registries Initiative). As the membership continues to grow, interest in COAR is reflected in numerous related organisations, such as the SURF Foundation, JISC, SPARC Europe and eIFL.net, as well as OCLC and Microsoft Research, all of whom support of a common strategic objective to make research findings freely accessible to science and society.
|Last Updated ( Tuesday, 17 November 2009 )|
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