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Interest Group “Usage Data and Beyond”

The IG deals with interoperable usage statistics, e.g. combining usage data from multiple sources or to offer a common robot blacklist. It aims at collecting experiences from several projects and initiatives in order to standardize the gathering of usage data.

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Annual Meeting 2015

COAR-SPARC Conference – Connecting research results, bridging communities, opening scholarship. 15 – 16 April 2015, Porto, Portugal. More…

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Interest Group “Repository Impact and Visibility”

This Interest Group will explore and document existing approaches for maximizing repository visibility as well as develop new and innovative strategies for adoption by organizations around the world.

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Interest Group “Controlled Vocabularies for Repository Assets”

The Interest Group will be the new maintainer of the controlled vocabulary („info:eu-repo”)  which was developed by the DRIVER and OpenAIRE initiatives for European repositories.

Vacation Time…

As the summer holidays are approaching in Europe the office will have limited staffing during vacation time which might lead to delays in answering queries. Thank you for your understanding. We wish you a wonderful summer and a pleasant wintertime!

         

News & Announcements

Aug 03 COAR Launches Draft “Resource Type” Vocabulary for Open Access Repositories

Open access repositories are evolving in terms of the roles they play and the attributes they aim to express in their records. Users want to know about additional metadata elements used for describing repository items, such as open access status, … Continue reading »

Jul 21 Sustainable Development Goals: The Impact of Access to Information on our Societies e-forum – 7-18 September 2015

The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations  and COAR, are organising an e-forum on “Sustainable Development Goals: The Impact of Access to Information on our Societies” which will … Continue reading »

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Advocacy & Leadership

Aug 18 Open Access in Latin America: A paragon for the rest of the world

August 17, 2015 — Latin America is one of the world’s most progressive regions in terms of open access and adoption of sustainable, cooperative models for disseminating research; models that ensure that researchers and citizens have access to the results … Continue reading »

Jul 16 Major repository networks agree to collaborate on data exchange, technological development, and metadata

July 16, 2015 — On July 9 and 10, three major regional open access repository networks and aggregators (OpenAire, LA Referencia, and SHARE), along with the Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR) and Center for Open Science (COS) met in … Continue reading »

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