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Joao asked whether DSpace 7 "out of the box" could/should be OpenAire 4.0 compliant. Salwa asked whether that would come at the cost of delaying DSpace 7. Joao responded that if we have the modules OpenAire needs, OpenAire and DSpace 7 groups can work in parallel. But he does think DSpace 7 needs to be OpenAire compliant. Cesar Olvares asked whether people upgrading from previous versions of DSpace would get OpenAire compliance. Joao responded that previous versions may not have identifiers for authors, which OpenAire needs. Tim said the DSpace 7 Working Group group is still waiting on some analysis, but thinks it would be good to have an OpenAire working group. César Olivares said that Latin American institutions are very interested in this and might be able to take the lead. Susanna Mornati said that in DSpace-CRIS the identifiers problem has been solved, funders are covered, and that 4Science is doing a lot of work in this direction that could also be exploited for DSpace.

Salwa asked whether we needed to form a working group that would include OpenAire staff as well as Entities group people, and whether would Joao lead that. Tim said that we need additional resources on implementing OpenAire and thinks with OpenAire's developers and Joao's developers, we can accomplish it. But the Entities working group will need to finish what they're doing - maybe in late January - so that they can then turn their efforts to OpenAire compliance. Pierre Lasou said they're working hard in Canada to comply with OpenAire Version 4.0 guidelines, and asked whether we're attempting full compliance, or just basic compliance. Joao responded that he thinks we can cover both the mandatory and optional elements. Pierre commented that there were many migrations to DSpace 6 in 2017-2018, and that the community may not be ready to do DSpace 7 migrations right away. Joao agreed that migration tools will be important, and invited Pierre to join the working group. Tim commented that the OpenAire specs are closely aligned with OAI-PMH, so it should work for both DSpace 6 and DSpace 7. Salwa said some members have told her they won't be migrating to DSpace 7 in 2019; Georgetown doesn't plan to.

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