Project Definition

Submitted by RedCLARA to the Fund for Regional Public Assets run by the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB), the project “Regional Strategy and Interoperability and Management Framework for a Latin American Federated Network of Institutional Scientific Documentation Repositories”, was endorsed by the IADB on June 18th, 2010.

Goal and purpose:

The aim of the Project is to contribute to sharing and giving visibility to the scientific production generated in higher education and scientific research institutions; its purpose is the creation of a consensual strategy and a framework of agreements related to interoperability and information management for the construction and maintenance of a federated network of institutional scientific publications repositories (the RPA) aimed at storing, sharing and giving visibility to Latin America’s scientific production. Such strategy will be aimed at reaching agreements and establishing policies at a regional level in relation to the storage, federated access and retrieval of the collections and services available, the definition of interoperability standards, use of tools to record documents, security and quality, intellectual property and copyrights, and other aspects which should be taken into account for a sustainable growth of the RPA.