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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…


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

May 12 COAR-SPARC conference 2015 report

Co-hosted by the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) and COAR on April 14-16, 2015, the conference “Connecting research results, bridging communities, opening scholarship”, held in Porto, offered a thought-provoking programme with dynamic speakers from around the world to discuss … Continue reading »

May 05 New COAR Executive Board elected

At the COAR General Assembly on April 14, 2015 the election of the new Executive Board (2015 – 2018) have been takenplace. The new Board, which has been expanded from three to six members, reflects the increasingly international nature of … Continue reading »

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Advocacy & Leadership

May 20 New Policy from Elsevier impedes Open Access and Sharing

May 20, 2015 Global coalition of organizations denounce the policy and urge Elsevier to revise it Washington, DC and Göttingen, Germany – Elsevier’s new sharing and hosting policy represents a significant obstacle to the dissemination and use of research knowledge, … Continue reading »

May 08 Communiqué: International repository networks reinforce their aim to develop a global, open access knowledge commons

May 7, 2015: For a second year in a row, major open access repository networks have met to develop closer ties and further align their expanding repository networks. The meeting, organized by the Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR), was … Continue reading »

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