New long interview with Kathleen Shearer, Executive Director of COAR, on repositories. With a strong focus on discoverability as seen from a broad strategic perspective. From the intro and questions…

“locating and accessing content in OA repositories remains a hit and miss affair, and while many researchers now turn to Google and Google Scholar when looking for research papers, Google Scholar has not been as receptive to indexing repository collections as OA advocates had hoped. … 15 years after the Santa Fe meeting they [researchers] still find it extremely difficult, if not impossible, to search effectively in and across OA repositories”

From the interview…

… “mega-journals” are essentially repositories with overlay services. We should be participating in projects that demonstrate the added value of repositories and repository networks across the research life cycle.” (Kathleen Shearer)

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