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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.

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

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 »

Jul 07 LA Referencia adopted OpenAIRE guidelines

COAR member LA Referencia, the Latin America Open Access Repositories network, adopts major elements of OpenAIRE Guidelines to improve global interoperability. LA Referencia is an initiative of public science and technology organizations of nine countries that offers a regional Open … Continue reading »

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Advocacy & Leadership

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 »

Jun 10 Promoting Open Science and Open Knowledge: Current State of Repositories

This briefing paper, Promoting Open Knowledge and Open Science – Report on the current state of Repositories, presents an overview of the international repository landscape as of May 2015. The paper was produced by COAR on behalf of the Aligning Repository … Continue reading »

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