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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 28 Re COAR-recting the record

On Wednesday May 20, we published a joint Statement against Elsevier’s sharing policy. There are now close to 700 signatories to that statement after just one week. In response to the statement, there have been a number of comments on the COAR website, including a … Continue reading »

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 »

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Advocacy & Leadership

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 »

Jun 04 Growing support for statement against Elsevier policy

In the last two weeks, over 1600 individuals and organizations from 52 countries around the world have signed a statement opposing Elsevier’s new article sharing and hosting policy, underscoring that many in the scholarly community do not support the new policy. The policy imposes unacceptably long embargo periods … Continue reading »

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