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.
News & Announcements
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
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
Advocacy & Leadership
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
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