Support and advice in your region

Information portals and support networks for repository managers

COAR Helpdesk

  • If you need  consultation or advice on repository development and management please email to helpdesk@coar-repositories.org . Please provide as much information as you can about the type of institution and repository you work for and as much details as possible about the issue or question you would like to discuss. The helpdesk service operates on a good will basis and is free of charge.

Argentina

Austria

Australia

Belgium

Brazil

Bulgaria

Canada

China

Colombia

Czech Republic

Cuba

Denmark

  • http://www.open-access.dk/, developed by Denmark’s Electronic Research Library (DEF) and the Danish OA network. News, information about initiatives, repositories, impact, OA profiles of Danish institutions etc.

Ecuador

Finland

France

Germany

  • German Information Platform Open Access.net (http://open-access.net) run by the universities of Bielefeld, Konstanz, Göttingen, Freie Universität Berlin and various partners. The platform collects information, news and support material for several stakeholder groups, including repository managers. News, events, information for researchers, publishers, librarians, etc. Covers Austria, Germany and Switzerland.
  • DINI Working Group Electronic Publishing (http://www.dini.de/ag/e-pub/) brings together experts for repository-related issues and maintains an array of services such as the DINI Certificate for Document and Publication Services (http://www.dini.de/dini-zertifikat/) which supports repositories in the certification process

Greece

  • www.openaccess.gr (information and news site on OA) run by the National Documentation Center
  • www.openarchives.gr (harvests from Greek OA journals and repositories; lists Greek OA journals and repositories)

Hungary

  • The HUNOR (HUNgarian Open Repositories) consortium to advance national open access practices http://www.open-access.hu/, run by the University Library of Debrecen. News, events, information for researchers, librarians, journal publishers etc.

Ireland

Iceland

  • http://openaccess.is/, run by the National and University Library of Iceland. News, events, information about open access

Italy

Japan

Korea

Latin America

Lithuania

Macedonia

Mexico

Moldova

Netherlands

Norway

Peru

Poland

Portugal

  1. http://projecto.rcaap.pt/index.php?lang=en, http://blog.rcaap.pt/. News, events, information for institutional administrations, researchers and educators, repository managers.

Romania

Russia

Slovenia

South Africa

  • IR Wiki, developed by Stellenbosch University SUNScholar repository team

Spain

  • RECOLECTA. A joint program of REBIUN/FECYT to promote, support and coordinate the development of the Spanish digital repositories infrastructure for open access, dissemination and preservation of Spanish publicly funded research results, and to develop services and functionalities over those scientific results for researchers and the wider community;
  • Research Group “acceso abierto a la ciencia”. The Research Group’s goal is to become a source of information about Open Access and a forum for discussion and sharing experiences. The portal offers tools for authors, providing information about publishers’ copyright terms and self-archiving policies (Dulcinea), an updated directory of Spanish Institutional Open Access Repositories (BuscaRepositorios) and an International Directory of institutional OA (Melibea).

Sweden

Turkey

  • http://acikerisim.ankos.gen.tr/, hosted by the OA and repositories working group of Anatolian University Libraries Consortium (ANKOS). News, events, information about repositories, copyright, glossary.

Ukraine

United Kingdom

USA

Venezuela

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