Call for action!

COAR calls on the scholarly community to work together to support and contribute to a system that is open, functional, and driven by the needs of the research community. More


COAR Annual Meeting 2016

See the presentations from the COAR Annual Meeting held in Vienna, Austria on April 12-14, 2016  More…

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Next Generation Repositories

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


Oct 19 News from China

Brief report of the 2016 Chinese Institutional Repository Conference and launch of the new repository group in China, CHAIR The 4th annual Chinese Institutional Repository Conference took place in Chongqing, China on September 21-22, 2016, with the theme of “Rich … Continue reading »

Oct 12 News from Latin America

Welcoming Patricia Muñoz as President of LA Referencia Patricia Muñoz, Director of the Scientific Information Program at CONICYT – Chile, was elected President during the LA Referencia Council Meeting in September 2016. She is the first President of LA Referencia … Continue reading »

Oct 05 Slides and the recording of the webinar on Controlled Vocabularies

The webinar on Controlled Vocabularies took place yesterday, October 4th. Thank you for your interest and the participation in the event. Please find the slides at the links below and click here for the recording: • Schirrwagen, Jochen. About the COAR-IG Controlled Vocabularies … Continue reading »

Oct 04 Release of COAR “Resource Type” Vocabulary for Open Access Repositories

COAR is pleased to announce the public release of the “Resource Type” Controlled Vocabulary for Open Access Repositories, version 1.1. This vocabulary articulates the different types of content available in repositories (and other scholarly systems) in a standardized way. The … Continue reading »

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