#COAR2017 Annual Meeting

COAR Annual Meeting took place in the beautiful city of Venice, Italy from May 8-10, 2017, on the campus of the Università Ca’Foscari. See the presentations…

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Next Generation Repositories

COAR has launched the Next Generation Repositories Project to identify future technologies and functionalities. More

#COAR2018 Annual Meeting

The COAR Annual Meeting and General Assembly 2018 will take place in Hamburg, Germany, from May 15-17, 2018, at the German National Library of Economics, Leibniz Information Centre for Economics (ZBW).

International Accord

International Accord strengthens ties between repository networks worldwide. Read more


Nov 28 Technical recommendations for next generation repositories

November 28, 2017 COAR is pleased to publish the report, Behaviours and Technical Recommendations of the COAR Next Generation Repositories Working Group By Eloy Rodrigues, COAR Chairman and Kathleen Shearer, COAR Executive Director In April 2016, the Confederation of Open … Continue reading »

Oct 24 Beyond Open Access: Five prerequisites for a sustainable knowledge commons

Open access is about the democratization of knowledge. However, as open access becomes widely adopted, there is a risk that we will accentuate the inequalities and unsustainability of scholarly publishing, through widespread implementation of pay to publish business models. At … Continue reading »

Oct 04 Recording and the Slides of Webinar on IR Usage Statistics

CARL–COAR joint webinar on institutional repository (IR) usage statistics was held yesterday with number of participants. The webinar was moderated by Leah Vanderjagt, Digital Repository Services Coordinator at University of Alberta. She made an introduction for the webinar pointing out the … Continue reading »

Sep 19 CARL-COAR Joint Webinar on IR Usage Statistics

COAR Members are invited to a webinar entitled “Two Approaches for Accurately Counting IR Usage: RAMP and IRUS-UK” jointly organised by CARL and COAR. The speakers are Kenning Arlitsch, Dean at Montana State University Library and Paul Needham, Research and Innovation Manager at Kings Norton … Continue reading »

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