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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.


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.


News & Announcements

Nov 11 COAR Strategy and Workplan 2016-2018 published

COAR just published an updated Strategy for 2016-2018 and Work Plan for 2016-2017. The strategy and work plan build on COAR’s successful activities over the past years and also aim to support on new efforts to foster capacity building and … Continue reading »

Oct 20 Summary of the sustainable development goals e-forum discussion

In September, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) e-forum discussion took place, jointly organised by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) and COAR. Over the 12 days of … Continue reading »

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Advocacy & Leadership

Nov 13 Higher Education Groups Support Lingua Editors, Open Access

Following in the footsteps of other editors and authors, the six editors and thirty-one editorial board members of the Elsevier journal Lingua resigned on October 27, 2015, in protest of Elsevier’s practices. The Lingua editors argued that the journal’s price … Continue reading »

Nov 04 COAR Guidelines for Assessing Publisher Repository Services

COAR is happy to present its new guidelines for assessing publisher repository services. The guidelines contain criteria that will help repositories make decisions about whether or not to adopt the different services being offered by publishers to the repository community. … Continue reading »

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