The COnnecting REpositories (CORE) project has been officially started today by a kick-off meeting in the presence of representatives from JISC, OpenDOAR, UKOLN, OU Library and KMi.
The CORE project aims to facilitate the access and navigation across relevant scientific papers stored in Open Access repositories. The project will create a new open metadata repository available in the Linked Data format describing the semantic relatedness between research articles stored across a selection of UK repositories, including the Open University Open Research Online (ORO). This will be achieved by harvesting and processing full-text content using NLP techniques for automatic link discovery.
The CORE project will also develop a web-service and a demonstrator client which will allow UK repositories to easily navigate their users to relevant full-text Open Access content stored elsewhere. The usability of this service will be demonstrated on the ORO repository by automatically recommending links to related content in other repositories. CORE will also focus on the development of good practice for the service reuse and uptake in collaboration with UKOLN and OpenDOAR.