Support & Training

Providing support for the Open Access repository community from institutions, countries, regions and disciplines, through international cooperation and information sharing is an important objective for COAR. As such, COAR aims to maintain a list of resources and links to relevant training materials for repository managers and administrators.

Current activities


Related Interest Groups and Task Forces


  • Chair: Iryna Kuchma, Electronic Information for Libraries (eIFL), Netherlands
  • Co-chair: Pedro Príncipe, Universidade do Minho, Portugal


  • Alberto Apollaro, Ministerio de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación Productiva (MinCyT), Argentina
  • Paola Azrilevich, Ministerio de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación Productiva (MinCyT), Argentina
  • Claire Bundy, Open Repository - BioMed Central, United Kingdom
  • Gültekin Gürdal, Izmir Institute of Technology Library, Turkey
  • Ilkay Holt, ,
  • Harrison W. Inefuku, Iowa State University Library, United States
  • Gyöngyi Karacsony, University of Debrecen, Hungary
  • Alenka Kavčič-Čolić, National and University Library of Slovenia (NUK), Slovenia
  • Liisi Lembinen, University of Tartu Library, Estonia
  • Balviar Notay, Jisc, United Kingdom
  • Anja Oberländer, University of Konstanz, Germany
  • Oya Y. Rieger, Cornell University Library, United States
  • Kathleen Shearer, Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL), Canada
  • Dongrong Zhang, National Science Library, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), China

If you are a COAR member and are interested in getting involved in any of these activities, please contact COAR Office.

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