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COAR's vision for the role of repositories in Open Science

  • 6 July 2021
  • Online

COAR Executive Director Kathleen Shearer gave a presentation on why a distributed repository network is critical for supporting equity and diversity on open science, and shared the COAR vision for the future of repositories.  You can view the recording here. You can view Kathleen’s slides here.



Kathleen Shearer

Executive Director, Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR)

Kathleen Shearer has been the Executive Director of COAR since 2013 and has been working in the area of open access, open science, scholarly communications, and research data management for over 15 years. COAR is an international association with over 150 members and partners from around the world representing libraries, universities, research institutions, government funders and others. COAR brings together individual repositories and repository networks in order to build capacity, align policies and practices, and act as a global voice for the repository community. She is based in Montreal, Canada and participates in numerous other organizations to advance open science around the world. She is the author of numerous publications, most recently as the lead author of the paper Fostering Bibliodiversity in Scholarly Communications: A Call for Action (April 2020). Shearer is also a Research Associate with the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL).

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