If you are engaged in the development of repositories and their networks, we would be delighted to welcome you as a new member of COAR. The first General Assembly of COAR decided in March 2010 about the membership fees. COAR offers various forms of participation including single and group memberships as well as the opportunity to become a partner.
- Arts et MétiersParis, France
- Association of Research LibrariesWashington DC, United States
- Atilim University Kadriye Zaim Libraryİncek-Gölbaşı-Ankara, Turkey
- Blekinge Institute of TechnologyKarlskrona, Sweden
- Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL)Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
The Canadian Association of Research Libraries is the leadership organization for the Canadian research library community. The Association’s members are 29 major academic research libraries across Canada with the Library and Archives Canada, the Canada Institute for Scientific and Technical Information (CISTI) and the Library of Parliament. CARL strives to enhance the capacity of member libraries in areas important to the research library community, such as scholarly communications and public policy.
- Cape Peninsula University of TechnologyCape Town, South Africa
- Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)Paris, France
CNRS strongly supports open access policies and initiatives nationally and internationally.
CNRS was involved in the drafting of Berlin declaration and belongs to the first signatories. CNRS co-organized Berlin 7.
CNRS has been hosting and funding HAL (open access repository, compliant with OpenAire) for 11 years. HAL is the national repository for France. The platform is open for depositing research material from any researcher from any university or research organization.
CNRS created a scientific and technical information office on July 2010: Direction de l’Information Scientifique et Technique (DIST).
- Chalmers University of TechnologyGöteborg, Sweden
Chalmers is a technical university located in Gothenburg, Sweden, conducting research and teaching in the fields of Engineering, Science and Architecture. Chalmers has an Open Access Policy from January 2010. Researchers are requested to submit a copy of their articles to the repository, Chalmers Publication Library (CPL). Chalmers Library is responsible for the publication database and services to support the policy.
- Chiba University LibrariesChiba, Japan
- Member of Japanese Consortium of Open Access Repositories
- Coalition for Networked Information (CNI)Washington, DC, United States
- Columbia UniversityNew York, United States
- Comisión Nacional de Investigación Científica y Tecnológica (CONICYT)Santiago, Chile
- Member of LA Referencia
- Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT)México, Mexico
- Member of LA Referencia
- Consejo Nacional de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación Tecnológica (CONCYTEC)San Borja Lima, Peru
- Member of LA Referencia
- Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientifícas (CSIC)Madrid, Spain
CSIC is Spain’s National Research Council, the largest public research institution. Under the Ministry of Science and Innovation, its 130 research centers and institutes dedicate to Humanities and Social Sciences; Biology and Biomedicine; Natural Resources; Agricultural Sciences; Physical Science and Technologies; Materials Science and Technology; Food Science and Technology; Chemical Science and Technology.
CSIC Presidency signed the Berlin Declaration in 2006. Launched early 2008, Digital.CSIC is coordinated by CSIC Unit of Scientific Resources for Research and is part of “Frames” Action Line in CSIC Strategic Plan 2010-2013. CSIC hosted the seminar that led to the making of Alhambra Declaration in 2010.
Digital.CSIC organises, preserves and enables access to a wide variety of resources and counts with the participation of CSIC scientific community and its 78 research libraries. The repository raises awareness and trains CSIC community on OA issues. With 38,000+ items, it is the largest repository of scientific resources in Spain.
- Consorcio Ecuatoriano para el Desarrollo de Internet AvanzadoCUENCA, Ecuador
CEDIA, Ecuadorean Consortium for Advanced Internet Development, is made up of the top universities, polytechnic colleges, research centers, and public and private organizations from Ecuador.
It was created to encourage, promote and coordinate advanced network projects and information technology development. These telecommunications and computer networks are focused on innovative and educational development in science and technology in the country.
We have had our teachers and researchers to get involved in projects with both national and international teams by using a special high-speed network which interconnects 1Gbps of capacity. Thus, we have facilitated the integration of research networks as well as the development of e-science projects in different fields of knowledge
Both CEDIA national infrastructure and that of its international peers are of top-notch technology; it provides our members high-speed transfer of large volumes of data from and to several academic research centers worldwide.
All our members are part of a synergy which promotes interconnectivity and interoperability to develop projects supported by the European Union. These projects are aimed at different areas like e-science, technology, health, and telecommunications, among others.
It is important to point out that CEDIA is part of the RedCLARA Network (Latin American Cooperation of Advanced Networks).
CEDIA is currently involved in the “La Referencia” project; this is how the initiative to create open access repositories is being supported. This means free visibility of scientific research in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Currently, 90% of our members use digital repositories provided by CEDIA. We are working to motivate and train the missing percentage of members to integrate these digital repositories. The aim is to increase the visibility of national and regional knowledge production to enhance the development of higher education and research.
- Consorcio MadroñoMóstoles, Spain
Consorcio Madroño is a consortium created by the Protocol signed in Madrid on 9 June 1999 by the following universities: Universidad de Alcalá (UAH), Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM), Universidad Carlos III (UC3M), Universidad Complutense (UCM), UNED, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) and Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (URJC).
The main aim of Consorcio Madroño is to improve the quality of library services by promoting inter-library cooperation. The members of Consorcio Madroño are particularly committed to the “open access” movement.
- Cooperación Latino Americana de Redes Avanzadas (CLARA)Montevideo, Uruguay
- Member of LA Referencia
- Cornell University LibraryNew York, United States
Cornell University Library is ranked among the top 10 academic research libraries in the country. The Library holds more eight million print volumes, more than 800,000 e-books and more than 120,000 current serial titles. Additionally, the Library has an extensive archival collection. The Library is the home to arXiv.org and is actively engaged in developing and maintaining user-centric repositories, supporting research data, and engaging in initiatives in support of new modes of publishing. For instance, Euclid, which is designed to address the unique needs of low-cost independent and society math and statistics journals (http://projecteuclid.org/) and the Research Data Management Service Group (http://data.research.cornell.edu), which provides assistance for the creation and implementation of data management plans. Recognizing that understanding research and scholarly relationships is as important as providing access to scholarship, the Library has developed VIVO (vivohttp://www.duraspace.org/vivo), an open source semantic web tool for research discovery that enables collaboration among researchers and scholars across all disciplines.
- Corvinus University of BudapestBudapest, Hungary
Corvinus University of Budapest, founded in 1948, is a leading university in Hungary. It is today an internationally recognized institution in the areas of both education and research.
Operating with seven faculties the University provides Bachelor, Master and Doctoral programs in the areas of economics, business, public administration, horticultural science, food science, landscape architecture and social sciences. Corvinus degrees are acknowledged on the EU labour market.
- Current Research Information System in NorwayOslo, Norway
CRIStin, (Current Research Information SysTem in Norway), is a national CRIS serving more than 160 institutions within the university/college sector, research institute sector and specialized health care. One of the primary purposes of the system is to collect all the registration and reporting of research activities of institutions within the three sectors in a common system. The system consists of research results, researcher profiles, projects and research units.
CRIStin also has the national responsibility for negotiating consortium agreements for access to electronic resources for HE libraries and publicly funded research institutions. And last, but not least, CRIStin is the national coordinator for work on Open Access in Norway. As of January 2011 CRIStin also runs the service NORA (Norwegian Research Archives), which harvests Norwegian institutional repositories. "
- Cyprus University of TechnologyLimassol, Cyprus
The Cyprus University of Technology aspires to develop itself into a modern, pioneering University able to offer education and high level research in leading branches of science and technology which have high impact on the economic, technical, and scientific sectors. With its orientation towards applied research, the University aspires to establish for itself a role in support of the state and society in their efforts to confront problems, which cover all areas of science and technology. The Cyprus University of Technology was founded by law on December 2003 and welcomed its first students on September 2007. The Cyprus University of Technology is based at the city of Limassol, where all six faculties are located. The University's six Faculties are located in the city centre of Lemessos (Limassol).
Ktisis is the Institutional Repository of the Cyprus University of Technology Library. Ktisis is an open source institutional repository gathering any digital material relating to the various activities of the Cyprus University of Technology especially original research material produced by the members of the University. Defined in this framework, Ktisis demonstrates the intellectual life and the research activities of the University, preserving, spreading and promoting the scientific research to the local and international community. Ktisis was named after the symbol of the Cyprus University of Technology depicting Ktisis, the spirit of creation. The symbol originates from a mosaic notation at the Efstolios house that lies in ancient Curium andoriginates at the start of the 5th d.c. century.
- Denmarks’s Electronic Research Library (DEFF) on behalf of Agency for Culture and PalacesKøbenhavn V, Denmark
Denmark’s Electronic Research Library (DEFF) is a collaborative organisation for Danish educational, academic and research libraries.
DEFF works to ensure that researchers, teachers and students in educational institutions and universities have access to relevant information via user-friendly systems and guidance of high quality. DEFF contributes to an optimal exploitation of researchbased information resources and to collaboration between library partners, joint development projects as well as the establishment of a technical infrastructure including OA repositories.
- Digital Curation CentreEdinburgh, United Kingdom
The Digital Curation Centre is the UK’s leading hub of expertise in curating digital research data, offering advice, tools, training and research. The DCC supports UK institutions which store, manage and preserve research data to help ensure their enhancement and their continuing long-term use. It provides tools and training in the use of online tools, such as the Data Management Planning tool, to support the creation and management of research data.
- EDINAEdinburgh, United Kingdom
EDINA is a JISC-funded national data centre, serving UK Higher and Further Education. EDINA is tasked with improving the national repository infrastructure through UK RepositoryNet + and has experience hosting repositories and developing repository-related services, including OpenDepot, ShareGeo and Edinburgh DataShare, as well as OA-RJ (Open Access Repository Junction), a broker to assist open access deposit into, and interoperability between, existing repository services.
- Electronic Information for Libraries (eIFL)Utrecht, Netherlands
EIFL is an international not-for-profit organization working in more than 45 developing and transition countries in Africa, Asia and Europe to enable access to knowledge for education, learning, research and sustainable community development.
- Builds capacities to set up OA repositories
- Offers training and supports knowledge sharing
- Provides expertise on OA policies and practices
- Empowers librarians, scholars, and students to become OA advocates
- Advocates for OA policies
- ETH Library, ETH ZurichZürich, Switzerland
ETH Library, ETH Zurich
ETH Zurich is one of the leading international universities for technology and the natural sciences. It is well-known for its excellent education, ground-breaking fundamental research and for implementing its results directly into practice.
ETH Library, established in 1855, is the largest public scientific and technical library in Switzerland. It is the central university library for ETH Zurich and a Swiss centre for technical and scientific information. It is responsible for implementing ETH Zurich's open-access policy and provides services and support for members of ETH Zurich on open-access publishing.
- Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-NürnbergErlangen, Germany
Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) is one of the largest universities in Germany. With its five faculties, FAU offers an almost unique scope of subjects ranging from the Humanities to Law and Economics as well as Sciences, Medicine and Engineering. The close collaboration between the single disciplines is reflected by the University’s Mission Statement "Advance through Networks". Open access is thus of vital importance for FAU to maintain perfect conditions for interdisciplinary research and learning to students and scientists alike.
- Fundação Getulio VargasRio de Janeiro, Brazil
- Fundação Oswaldo Cruz (FIOCRUZ)Manguihos, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
- Fundação para a Ciência e a TecnologiaLisboa, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT) is the national funding agency for science, technology and innovation, in all scientific domains, under responsibility of the Ministry for Education and Science. FCT started its activity in August 1997, succeeding the Junta Nacional de Investigação Científica e Tecnológica (JNICT). Since March 2012 FCT coordinates public policies for the Information and Knowledge Society in Portugal, after the integration of the Knowledge Society Agency-UMIC. In October 2013, FCT took over the attributions and responsibilities of the Fundação para a Computação Científica Nacional (FCCN), [Foundation for National Scientific Computation]. FCCN is FCT’s unit responsible for delivering infrastructures and advanced services to the research and education community being RCAAP (national initiative of Open Access) one of them.
- Fundación Española para la Ciencia y la Tecnología (FECYT)Madrid, Spain
The Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT) is a tool of the Spanish Ministry for Science and Innovation to reinforce the value chain of knowledge, driving science and innovation and promoting its integration and approaching it to society, answering the questions to the needs and expectations of the Spanish Science, Technology and Enterprise System.The strategic vectors of the foundation are to foster different initiatives to develop scientific and innovation culture, to facilitate knowledge transfer into entrepreneur talent, to lead the integration and rationalization of scientific and innovation information and metrics, and to foster the generation of turnovers of science and innovation in Spain.
FECYT coordinates OA policies and projects in Spain. It runs RECOLECTA, the Spanish national project for the constitution of the federated infrastructure of open institutional repositories. Moreover, FECYT is the national desk for Spain in the OpenAIRE project, coordinated a seminar in 2010 about Open Access in Southern Europe that gave place to the Alhambra Declaration, and organized the 5th International Conference on Open Repositories in 2010 with more than 400 attendees from all over the world.
- Galter Health Sciences LibraryChicago, United States
- Georg-August-Universität GöttingenGöttingen, Germany
The University of Göttingen is a research university of international renown with strong focuses in research-led teaching. It is distinguished by the rich diversity of its subject spectrum particularly in the humanities, its excellent facilities for the pursuit of scientific research, and the outstanding quality of the areas that define its profile.
Göttingen State and University Library is among the five largest, top-ranked research libraries in Germany. It is a leading institution in facilitating and developing research infrastructure for eResearch. Areas of activities include grid-based research infrastructures, research data management, long-term access, digitisation, electronic publishing, open access and digital repository networks. Prominent examples of large-scale research infrastructure networks are DARIAH-DE, OpenAIRE and COAR.
- Gothenburg University LibraryGothenburg, Sweden
As part of the University of Gothenburg the Library has the aim to support scientific research and development, teaching and higher education. It contributes to information literacy among students and staff.
Gothenburg University Library is responsible for supplying literature and library services to 40,000 undergraduate students, a staff of 5,100, and 2,600 postgraduate students. It administers material in printed as well as in digital form within all subject areas except chemistry, physics, and mathematics. The library offers a creative environment for studies and easy and effective access to electronic resources.
The Digital Services department works with coordination and development of the library web site, electronic publishing, e-journals, e-books, subject databases and IT-development in these areas. The department hosts two databases for scientific publications from the University of Gothenburg. It supports researchers and postgraduate students in open access-related questions, publishing and copyright questions.
GUP (Gothenburg University Publications) is the in-house-developed bibliographic database for registration of all scientific publications by researchers at the university. The database offers a self-archiving tool for peer reviewed journal articles and conference papers. GUP represents the basis for bibliometric analyses at the university and data are used directly or in combination with other databases. Publication data also serve as a preparation for different decision making processes.
GUPEA (Gothenburg University Publications Electronic Archive) is the full text database for e-publishing of dissertations, research reports, student theses etc. I started as a project in 2004, and was implemented in 2005/2006 based on DSpace. GUPEA is OAI compliant and follows the OpenAIRE and DRIVER guidelines.
Gothenburg University Library offers also service for editorial boards to publish journals by using the publishing tool Open Journals Systems OJS. Three journals, Moderna Språk, Nordic Journal of English Studies and Tidskrift för litteraturvetenskap, are published to date.
- Helmholtz AssociationPotsdam, Germany
The Helmholtz Association is with 33000 employees in 17 research centres and an annual budget of approximately 3.3 billion euros, Germany’s largest scientific organisation.
The Helmholtz Association was one of the initial signatories of the “Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities” in 2003. This commitment towards open access was then formally adopted by its Assembly of Members (assembly of the directors of the Helmholtz Centres): “Publications from the Helmholtz Association shall in future, without exception, be available free of charge, in so far no conflicting Agreement with the publishers or others exists.” (Resolution of the Assembly of Members, 27.09.2004). Since 2005, the Helmholtz Open Access Project is supporting the scientists as well as the respective Helmholtz Centres in the implemention of Open Access.
One example of the project’s success is that most Helmholtz Centres now run institutional repositories.
Further information: http://oa.helmholtz.de.
- Helsinki University LibraryHelsinki, Finland
Helsinki University Library is the largest multidisciplinary university library in Finland. The library supports open access by providing and developing the digital repository of the University of Helsinki, HELDA. The main purpose of HELDA repository is to increase the visibility, use and impact of research publications of the University of Helsinki. The repository also supports the open access policy of the University of Helsinki.
The library provides training and consulting in open access and research data management for the students and staff of the University. As a partner in the OpenAIRE project the library serves as the National Open Access Desk (NOAD).
- Hokkaido University LibraryHokkaido, Japan
- Member of Japanese Consortium of Open Access Repositories
- Humboldt-Universitaet zu BerlinBerlin, Germany
The Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (HU Berlin) signed the Berlin Declaration on Open Access in the Sciences and Humanities already in 2006. The institutional repository "edoc" of HU Berlin is run by the joint electronic publishing working of University Library, Computer and Media Service and Information Management department at Berlin School of Library and Information Science. The working group is dedicated to the systematic improvement of electronic publishing services and digital research data management at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. The main focus is to broaden the usage and to propagate the possibilities of electronic publishing, open access and research data publication and management.
Amongst others the emphases are on:
- Aquisition and processing of open access publications for the "edoc" repository
- Management of digital research data at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
- Evaluation and usage of advanced technologies according to international standards
- Support and dissemination of open access to electronic publications and digital research data according to the principles of open science
More information can be found online: http://edoc.hu-berlin.de/e_info_en/epub.php
- Iowa State University LibraryAmes, IA, United States
The Iowa State University Library is home to robust current and retrospective collections in animal science, material science, plant science, and veterinary medicine, agriculture, and landscape architecture. Other strengths include a distinguished history of providing formal instruction in library research, a state-of-the-art conservation lab, a highly-praised interlibrary loan service, an extensive collection of rare botanical and natural history books, the women in science and engineering archives, and a rapidly growing, highly used digital repository.
- ISCTE – University Institute of LisbonLisboa, Portugal
ISCTE - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL) is a public university established in 1972. Pursuing teaching, research and community service activities, the mission of ISCTE-IUL is to create and convey scientific knowledge according to the best international standards, training highly skilled professionals, mainly at the postgraduate level, in the areas of management, information technology and architecture, social sciences and public policy, for the advancement of society.
For several years now, ISCTE-IUL has supported Open Access movement and is the second institution of higher education in Portugal to hold an Institutional Repository in 2006.
- Italian National Research Council (CNR), Institute of Information Science and TechnologiesPisa, Italy
The Institute of Information Science and Technologies (ISTI) is the largest institute in Computer Science of the Italian National Research Council (CNR). It is actively engaged in the area of knowledge systems, digital libraries and data infrastructures. In the nineties it made operational the first European Digital Library, ERTDL, dedicated to function as Open Access Repository in the field of Informatics and Mathematics. Now, it is coordinating the development of the OpenAIRE infrastructure.
- Izmir Institute of Technology LibraryIzmir, Turkey
The Izmir Institute of Technology is a partner of OpenAIREplus project which is working to provide access to the network of open access repositories worldwide. Izmir Institute was established in 1992 in order to provide a high quality education and to put emphasis on carrying out research in technological fields within our faculties. The Library is one of the top five university libraries in Turkey in terms of number of databases. Users can access all resources easily and faster with web-scale discovery service “IYTExplore”. It is a library which provides its users the chance to carry out all their operations electronically anywhere with an internet connection.
- Japanese Consortium of Open Access RepositoriesTokyo, Japan
- Chiba University Libraries
- Hokkaido University Library
- Kagoshima University Library
- Kobe University Library
- National Institute for Informatics (NII)
- National Institute of Polar Research
- Ochanomizu University Library
- University of the Ryukyus Library
- University of Tokyo Library System
- University of Tsukuba Library
- Waseda University Library
- JiscBristol, United Kingdom
- Kagoshima University LibraryKagoshima, Japan
- Member of Japanese Consortium of Open Access Repositories
- Kobe University LibraryHyogo, Japan
- Member of Japanese Consortium of Open Access Repositories
- Koc University LibraryIstanbul, Turkey
Koç University was founded in 1993 as a non-profit private university in Istanbul, Turkey. Since its establishment, Koç University has become one of the leading universities in Turkey. University currently consists of Colleges of Social Sciences and Humanities, Administrative Sciences and Economics, Science, Engineering, Law, Nursing and Medicine. The Library, in three cities and in 5 locations provides support and advice in publication matters, with special efforts to promote open access. In support of the research and teaching missions of Koç University, the Library has undertaken an initiative to collect, preserve, index, and distribute scholarly works of faculty members as well as theses, dissertations and scholarly works of students. The Library manages the Institutional Repository and advocates the University’s Open Access Policy dated August 2014.
- Kungliga Biblioteket / National Library of SwedenStockholm, Sweden
The National Library of Sweden combines the traditional mission of a national library with that of a national library authority. It coordinates the OpenAccess.se programme, that supports Open Access developments in Sweden. The programme addresses policy issues, development of infrastructure and information to researchers. It is run by the National Library in partnership with Swedish universities, research funders and academies.
- LA ReferenciaHuechuraba, Santiago, Chile
LA Referencia is a project consisting of nine Latin American countries, whose main purpose is the creation of an agreed strategy and framework agreements for the construction and maintenance of a federated network of institutional repositories of scientific publications for storing, sharing and giving visibility to scientific production in the region.
The strategy is aimed at achieving agreements and establish regional policies related to the storage, federated access and retrieval of collections and services availables, the definition of standards for interoperability, use of tools for recording documents, safety and quality, intellectual property and copyright and other aspects to be considered for sustainable growth of the network. The member countries of this initiative are: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, Venezuela and El Salvador.
LAReferencia is a project presented by RedCLARA, funded by the Regional Public Goods Fund Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).
- Comisión Nacional de Investigación Científica y Tecnológica (CONICYT)
- Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT)
- Consejo Nacional de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación Tecnológica (CONCYTEC)
- Cooperación Latino Americana de Redes Avanzadas (CLARA)
- Ministerio de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación Productiva (MinCyT)
- O Instituto Brasileiro de Informação em Ciência e Tecnologia (IBICT)
- Library and Information Centre of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences / Magyar Tudományos Akadémia Könyvtár és Információs KözpontBudapest, Hungary
The Library and Information Centre of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences was established with the donation of Count Teleki's library to the learned society, in 1826. Now, besides of its traditional roles, the Library and Information Centre hosts the repository of the Academy (REAL). REAL has several collections, containing current research papers, digitised old books and manuscripts, theses and more. The library operates the national research bibliography (MTMT), and the national journal subscription consortium (EISZ) too.
- LILLIAD Learning center Innovation, Université de Lille Sciences et TechnologieVilleneuve d'Ascq Cedex, France
- Lund University LibrariesLund, Sweden
Lund University has one of Sweden’s oldest and largest research libraries. Together with the University Library, 25 faculty, department and centre libraries in Lund, Malmö and Helsingborg constitute a network of libraries at Lund University.
The Lund University Libraries network (LUB) provides support and advice in publication matters, with special efforts to promote open access. LUB develop and manage Lund University Publications (LUP), the institutional repository of Lund University. LUB also host the University's OJS installation and other tools designed for facilitating dissemination of the university's academic output.
LUB also perform bibliometric analyses of scholarly production and offer support and advice in matters associated with evaluation and bibliometrics. LUB is also responsible for advocating and promoting the University's Open Access policy.
- Malmö UniversityMalmö, Sweden
- Marmara University LibrariesKadikoy, Istanbul, Turkey
Marmara University is one of the oldest educational institutions in Turkey. Established on 16 January, 1883 under the name Hamidiye Ticaret Mekteb-i Âlisi, in affiliation with the Commercial, Agriculture, Forestry and Mining industry.
The Department of Library and Documentation, which was established within Marmara University, fulﬁlls the duty of “access to information”, which has a vital importance in the modern world, in the most rapid and accurate manner. Today,in addition to the Central Library there are a number of branch libraries in different campuses serving the academic staf and students of Marmara University. The libraries of Marmara University carry out advanced studies in electronic information resources, which are indispensable from the aspect of modern information services. Built with a high technological infrastructure, library is one of the largest subscribers to on-line resources thus providing access to on-line databases as well as e-journals, e-books, and allowing users 24/7 access. Marmara University Libraries promote awareness of open access publishing support with its scholary digital collections (Ottoman Rare Books, Marmara University e-journals&e-books and the digital thesis collections) and create more collobiration with OA community.
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology LibrariesCambridge, United States
The MIT Libraries are dedicated to advancing teaching, learning, research, and innovation at MIT and globally. The Libraries are committed to making the groundbreaking research and scholarship of the Institute available to the world and to ensuring its accessibility for future use. MIT has been at the forefront of improving access to scholarly output, establishing one of the first and most comprehensive policies making faculty-authored articles freely available online and inventing DSpace, an online repository used by more than 1,000 institutions worldwide.
- McMaster University LibraryHamilton, Ontario, Canada
- Middle East Technical University LibraryAnkara, Turkey
Since its foundation (1956), Middle East Technical University, as an international research university, has been the leading university in Turkey in terms of depth and breadth of international ties and the amount of funds generated from international research projects. METU currently has about 24,500 students of which 4,800 are in masters and 2,900 are in doctorate programs and hosts over 1,700 international students from nearly 85 different countries studying toward myriad of academic degrees. As a leading university in Turkey and also the Middle East, we believe that the Open access movement is one of the most important and key developments to enhance scholarly communication nationwide and worldwide. In September 2003, the METU Library Theses and Dissertations Archives was established and since that time students have been submitting their theses in both print and Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF). The METU Library Theses and Dissertations Archives currently has more than 8.700 masters and PhD theses.
- Ministerio de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación Productiva (MinCyT)Buenos Aires, Argentina
Ministry of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation of Argentina is carrying out through the National Digital Repositories System (SNRD from its Spanish name “Sistema Nacional de Repositorios Digitales”) an open access initiative to national scientific and technological production. The SNRD aims to form a network of interoperable digital repositories in science and technology by establishing policies, standards and protocols to all members of the scientific system.
The Ministry is also the enforcement authority of Law No. 26,899 "Open Access Digital Institutional Repositories". This law demands that the scientific and technological production (including primary research data) that results from work, training and/or projects that have been funded in whole or in part with public funds and that have been published, accepted for publication and/or passed through a competent authority approval or subject-matter jurisdiction, must be available through own or shared open access digital institutional repositories.Member of LA Referencia
- National and Kapodistrian University of AthensIlissia, Athens, Greece
The University of Athens is one of the major higher degree public educational institutions in Greece. The Department of Informatics and Telecommunications and more particularly the MaDGIK lab has a rich and long experience in Software Engineering, Databases and Knowledge Bases; Experiment Management Systems; Workflow Management Systems; Digital Libraries; User Interfaces; Personalization and Usage Statistics; Data Warehouses; Data Mining; and Distributed Systems and has participated in several relevant research and development projects.
- National and University Library of Slovenia (NUK)Ljubljana, Slovenia
- National Institute for Informatics (NII)Tokyo, Japan
As an inter-university research institute, the National Institute of Informatics promotes the creation of a state-of-the-art academic-information infrastructure (the Cyber Science Infrastructure, or CSI) that is essential to research and education within the broader academic community, with a focus on partnerships and other joint efforts with universities and research institutions throughout Japan, as well as industries and civilian organizations.Member of Japanese Consortium of Open Access Repositories
- National Institute of Polar ResearchTokyo, Japan
The National Institute of Polar Research (NIPR) serves as Japan’s key institution for scientific research and observation in polar regions. As an inter-university research organization, NIPR provides researchers throughout Japan with the necessary infrastructure for Arctic and Antarctic monitoring and observation, and works for the advancement of polar science by soliciting proposals for collaboration projects and furnishing researchers with materials and information.
NIPR also serves as a center for cultivation of researchers. In terms of university education, NIPR accommodates a 5-year doctoral course for graduate students in the Department of Polar Science, School of Multidisciplinary Sciences of the Graduate University for Advanced Studies (SOKENDAI), and is involved in fostering promising researchers with interdisciplinary competence in a wide scientific fields.
In addition, NIPR provides open public access to NIPR research outputs and its basis data via National Institute of Polar Research Repository.Member of Japanese Consortium of Open Access Repositories
- National Research Foundation of South AfricaPretoria, South Africa
The National Research Foundation NRF was established in terms of Section 2 of the National Research Foundation Act, Act 23 of 1998. The NRF is the government’s national agency responsible for promoting and supporting research and human capital development through funding, the provision of National Research Facilities and science outreach platforms and programs to the broader community in all fields of science and technology, including natural science, engineering, social science and humanities.
- National Science Foundation of Sri LankaColombo, Sri Lanka
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is a state funded institution under the Ministry of Technology & Research of Sri Lanka. The National Science Foundation, mandated to serve and strengthen the Science and Technology sectors in Sri Lanka. Accordingly, the National Science Foundation facilitates research, development and innovation to create a knowledge economy. It also facilitates capacity building, infrastructure development, technology transfer, knowledge creation and sharing in all fields of science & technology to improve the quality of life of the people.
- National Science Library, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)Beijing, China
The National Science Library, Chinese Academy of Sciences (NSL), is the central library of CAS as well as the National Library of Sciences in the Chinese National Science and Technology Libraries (NSTL) system of China. Under the leadership of the Board of Trustees appointed by CAS, NSL operates a Main Library in Beijing and three Branch Libraries in Lanzhou, Chengdu and Wuhan, and has a staff of over 500 and the building space of over 80000m². NSL serves more than 30000 researchers and 40000 graduate students of CAS in about 100 research institutes in more than 30 cities in China, and provides services to scientific R&D communities through NSTL system.
NSL actively promotes public access of publicly funded research papers, by developing institutional repositories and promoting to the researchers. On the basis, developing CAS IR Grid, which is a knowledge repositories network run by NSL, which harvests and aggregates metadata from institutional repositories across CAS institutes. Besides, NSL provide its services to CAS institutes, with providing the software CAS OpenIR Platform based on DSpace, the best practices, depositing and public access policy guidelines, OA licensing guidelines, sustainable IR development guidelines, integrated service provider for easy search and better exposures, working together by subject librarians with institutional teams, negotiation with international publishers for framework agreements for depositing papers in institutional repositories.
- O Instituto Brasileiro de Informação em Ciência e Tecnologia (IBICT)Brasília, Brazil
- Member of LA Referencia
- Ochanomizu University LibraryTokyo, Japan
- Member of Japanese Consortium of Open Access Repositories
- OCLC (Online Computer Library Center)Dublin, Ohio, United States
Founded in 1967, OCLC is a nonprofit, membership, service and research organization dedicated to the public purposes of furthering access to the world's information and reducing library costs. More than 72000 libraries in 170 countries have used OCLC services. OCLC and its member libraries cooperatively produce and maintain WorldCat, the world's largest online database for discovery of library resources. Additionally, OCLC promotes the use and distribution of open access repositories through OAIster and the Digital Collection Gateway.
- Padova University LibrariesPadova, Italy
- Peking University LibraryBeijing, China
Peking University Library is one of the leading research libraries in China, combining a long and distinguished history with a vibrant mission of service to the University and the nation.
Along with outstanding information resources, the library strives to offer first-rate assistance and services fully support every learning and research endeavor. As the key institution in facilitating and developing information infrastructure for the University, the library promotes open access actively and explores areas of activities include digital collection development and long-term preservation, institutional open repositories, open access journals platform and research data curation.
- Queen's University LibraryKingston, Canada
- Queensland University of TechnologyBrisbane QLD, Australia
- Red Nacional Académica de Tecnología Avanzada (RENATA)Bogotá, Colombia
- Sciences PoParis, France
- Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek HamburgHamburg, Germany
- Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences – LibraryUppsala, Sweden
- Technische InformationsbibliothekHannover, Germany
- The University of SydneySydney, Australia
- The University of VictoriaVictoria, Canada
The University of Victoria Libraries is consistently ranked among the top research libraries in Canada, and is a leading and innovative voice at the university in research partnerships and community engagement. Staff work increasingly within disciplines, across disciplines and beyond traditional boundaries, actively seeking partnerships to support and enhance learning and research opportunities. The Libraries also recently founded the peer-reviewed, OA journal KULA: knowledge creation, dissemination, and preservation studies (https://kula.uvic.ca/).
- The World BankWashington DC, United States
In support of its dual mission to end extreme poverty within a generation and boost shared prosperity, the World Bank Group publishes a large selection of research and knowledge products. Publications include authoritative reports that feature research from some of the world's top development economists and practitioners, handbooks to train and aid practitioners, scholarly books that contribute to the development debate in universities and think tanks, and outreach publications for general audiences. Topics cover the full spectrum of economic and social development, including development policy, finance, health, education, environment, trade, poverty, climate change, and globalization. Publications are primarily aimed at policy makers, development practitioners, academics and university students, and the business community.
The World Bank Open Knowledge Repository (OKR) (http://openknowledge.worldbank.org ) is the World Bank’s official open access repository for its published works. The OKR builds on the World Bank Open Access Policy, effective since July 1, 2012, requiring that Bank research outputs and knowledge products be deposited into the OKR, allowing any user in the world to read, download, save, copy, print, reuse and link to the full text of the work, free of charge. The goal of the OKR is to allow anyone to easily access World Bank research and knowledge, and to build upon it to help find faster solutions to development problems.
- UC San Diego LibraryLa Jolla, United States
The UC San Diego Library, ranked among the United States' top 25 public academic libraries, plays a critical role in advancing and supporting the university's research, teaching, patient care, and public service missions. The Library has a long history supporting open access research and infrastructure, including community leadership in a wide range of services and technologies. Current focuses include repository development, research data management and training on data tools and techniques.
- Universidad Autónoma de San Luis PotosíSan Luis Potosí, Mexico
- Universidad del NorteBarranquilla, Colombia
- Universidad del RosarioBogotá, Colombia
Universidad Del Rosario, founded in 1653, is a university of and for students, which stands out in Colombia for its tradition, innovation, academic quality and research strength. Within its wide academic offer, there are 22 undergraduate degrees, 80 specializations, 14 master's degrees and 5 doctorates related to the areas of Health Sciences, Political Science and International Relations, Human Sciences, Economics, Administration, Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Law.
Universidad Del Rosario is committed to the promotion of open access and since 2016 has had the Open Access Institutional Policy, which highlights the Institutional Repository and the academic journal portal, as key tools in strengthening academic web visibility.
The institutional repository (EdocUR) has been awarded with numerous prizes and outstanding positions in webometrics ranking, which makes it one of the most important in Colombia and Latin America.
- Universidad Nacional de La PlataLa Plata (Provincia de Buenos Aires), Argentina
The National University of La Plata is one of the most important Argentine national universities, with over 135,000 students and near 13,500 teaching staff distributed in 3 pregrade and 17 graduate Schools. There are also more than 160 research centers in UNLP, with about 6,000 active researchers. Since 2003, this institution has a central repository known as Servicio de Difusión de la Creación Intelectual (SEDICI, Intellectual Creation Dissemination Service).
- Universidad Peruana de Ciencias AplicadasLima, Peru
- Universidad Pontificia de SalamancaSalamanca, Spain
- Universidade do MinhoBraga, Portugal
- Universidade do PortoPorto, Portugal
U.Porto is a public research university responsible for more than 20% of the Portuguese scientific production indexed at ISI Web of Science. Created on 1911, it comprises 14 Faculties, a Business School, and about 60 R&D Units. A large range of study programs covering all levels of higher education and all the major areas of knowledge are available to its more than 31.000 students. SIGARRA, the Information System of U.Porto, was conceived to facilitate the production, flow, storage and access to the information managed by the institution.
The Institutional Repository, managed by the Department of Digital University, guarantees open access to the full text of more than 23.000 publications. The interoperability between the IS and the Open Repository assures that the intellectual production of the academic and scientific community is automatically transferred to the Repository. It is enough for the authors to register and auto-deposit the publications in their own institutional pages, defining that they are public.
- Università Ca' Foscari Venezia - Sistema Bibliotecario di AteneoSan Sebastiano - Venezia, Italy
- Universitat de Barcelona - Centre de Recursos per a l’Aprenentatge i la Investigació (CRAI)Barcelona, Spain
- Universität RegensburgRegensburg, Germany
- Université de Lorraine LibraryVillers-les-Nancy, France
- Université du LuxembourgLuxembourg, Luxembourg
Founded in 2003, the University of Luxembourg is the first and only university of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Multilingual, international and research-oriented, it offers 11 bachelor degrees, 29 master degrees and doctoral studies, spread over three faculties and two interdisciplinary centres.
ORBilu, the University’s Open Repository and Bibliography, was launched in April 2013 in a drive to not only open up access to research but also to showcase the expertise of the Uni.lu’s researchers. Since its inception, its authors have archived over 12 000 publications.
- Universiteit GentGent, Belgium
Ghent University Library is a network of ten faculty libraries and the Book tower, giving access to a broad range of scholarly information and supporting users in finding the right information. ‘Facilitating open knowledge creation’ is the university library’s mission statement. We are focusing on four main topics:: sustainability, literacy, user-driven services and an up-to-date web strategy.
Openness is a key motive for Ghent University. The library has an active role in open access and research data management. As a partner in the OpenAIRE project we serve as the National Open Access Desk (NOAD).
- University Libraries Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State UniversityBlacksburg, VA, United States
- University Library of BernBern, Switzerland
- University of Alberta LibraryEdmonton, Alberta, Canada
- University of AntwerpAntwerpen, Belgium
- University of BielefeldBielefeld, Germany
In a focused spectrum of interdisciplinary fields in the humanities and social sciences and in the natural sciences and technology, Bielefeld University is one of the strongest research universities in Germany. To generate synergies and increase efficiency significant parts of the research infrastructure at Bielefeld University are organised and networked on a university-wide basis.
Among ongoing projects and networking activities, prominent contributions to the international repository based research infrastructures are Bielefeld Academic Search Engine (BASE) as well as the participation in European funded projects such as DRIVER, PEER, OpenAIRE and OpenAIREplus.
- University of California - Berkeley Law LibraryBerkeley, United States
- University of California Los AngelesLos Angeles CA, United States
- University of DebrecenDebrecen, Hungary
The University of Debrecen is a multidisciplinary academic institution with more than 30000 students. As one of the largest universitites in Hungary and a signatory of the Berlin Declaration, our institution is pioneering in open access scholarly communication in the country. The University and National Library participates in several international open access projects, and manages its own DRIVER compliant repository. Through the coordination of HUNOR (Hungarian Open Repositories) it assists other institutions in Hungary in building interoperable archives.
- University of EdinburghEdinburgh, United Kingdom
The Library at the University of Edinburgh has developed a research publications service to support the University’s Open Access Publications Policy and is currently implementing a Current Research Information System. It supports the Scottish Digital Library Consortium which provides repository services to universities across Scotland. It seeks to innovate and contribute to the national & international digital library agenda through participation in projects and cross-institutional partnerships.
- University of GlasgowGlasgow, United Kingdom
The University of Glasgow has a mature research publications repository and has also developed repositories for research data, thesis, impact, and other research outputs.
- University of KonstanzKonstanz, Germany
- University of LatviaRiga, Latvia
- University of MelbourneMelbourne, Australia
- University of Miami LibrariesCoral Gables, United States
- University of NairobiNairobi, Kenya
The University of Nairobi was established in 1970 having been a constituent college of the University of London from 1963. The University offers academic programmes and research in a great variety of disciplines.
The University continues to be the centre of intellectual life and research activity in Kenya and a key player in the growing global network of scholarship. The University has signed the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities as evidence of its commitment to the global Open Access initiative. In December 2012, the University adopted an Open Access Policy geared towards providing its scholars with the opportunity and platform to promote their academic work by enhancing access to research outputs. Further, it is expected that the policy will enhance the visibility and impact of the University’s research output and archiving of its scholarly materials.
The University has established the UoN digital repository as the “green route” that will provide long-term preservation and showcase its scholarly output. This repository will enhance the University’s visibility in the global knowledge society and in the process enable its community to engage with others collaboratively in the production, transmission and utilization of knowledge.
- University of South Africa LibraryPretoria, South Africa
The Unisa Library is the largest academic Library in Africa serving almost 400 00 students, with 12 walk-in Branch Libraries across South Africa and in Akaki, Ethiopia. Unisa Libraries provide access to an extensive collection of books, audio-visual material, electronic databases and journals. We also subscribe to an increasing number of electronic journals. Both the e-journals and the growing collection of e-books are available to Unisa students and staff online 24/7. In addition to our almost 3 million items available to our students and researchers, The Unisa Libraries’ walk in Branch Libraries are committed to cater for our students regardless of their geographic location. The Unisa Institutional Repository (UnisaIR) plays an important role in supporting Unisa’s research strategy. Since its inception in 2009, it continues to grow steadily. In 2016 it hosted over 17000 items. It is also accessed from a variety of international locations and a total of 10 million full text views were logged in 2016. The UnisaIR is based upon open access principles and was ranked fourth in Africa by the Ranking Web of Repositories in 2015.
- University of StuttgartStuttgart, Germany
- University of Tartu LibraryTartu, Estonia
The University of Tartu Library is the oldest and largest research library in Estonia. Its digitized collections of rare materials, as well as the present day institutional research outputs are accessible through the UT digital archive on DSpace. The institutional repository on a DSpace platform was implemented in 2006 and by the end of 2014, more than 40 000 records have been entered. According to Webometrics statistics, the UT digital archive ranks in top 100 repositories in the world. The University of Tartu Library is one of the main supporters of Open Access initiatives in Estonia and an important national centre of expertise for questions related to open access and open data.
- University of the Ryukyus LibraryOkinawa, Japan
- Member of Japanese Consortium of Open Access Repositories
- University of Tokyo Library SystemTokyo, Japan
- Member of Japanese Consortium of Open Access Repositories
- University of Toronto LibrariesToronto, Ontario, Canada
- University of Tsukuba LibraryIbaraki, Japan
- Member of Japanese Consortium of Open Access Repositories
- University of WindsorWindsor, Canada
- Uniwersytet Warszawski, Interdisciplinary Centre for Mathematical and Computational Modelling (ICM)Warszawa, Poland
ICM, Interdisciplinary Centre for Mathematical and Computational Modelling, is a department of University of Warsaw. We have established Center for Open Science (CeON), which provides access to scientific knowledge, promotes Open Access, develops software for digital repositories, offers tools for implementing Open Access, conducts research in related areas and works closely with key stakeholders in the field of Open Access in Poland and in Europe.
- Uppsala University LibraryUppsala, Sweden
DiVA is Uppsala University's system for electronic publishing and for registering publications produced by researchers, teachers and students.
The main purpose of DiVA:
• To provide researchers and students at Uppsala University with a simple way to make their publications visible and available.
• To facilitate annual reports and statistical analyses of publications by researchers active at Uppsala University.
• To provide long term preservation and secure access to the University's publications in the future.
DiVA contains 180 000 references to research publications and student papers. Around 30 000 of these are freely available in full text – open access.
- Vienna University Library and Archive ServicesWien, Austria
Vienna University Library is the largest research library in Austria. It is a leading institution in facilitating and developing research infrastructure for the University. Areas of activities include digital repositories infrastructure, research data management, long-term preservation, digitisation, open access and bibliometrics. Prominent examples of research infrastructure networks are OpenAIRE, OpenAIRE+, Europeana Libraries and COAR as well as ESSS (European Summer School for Scientometrics).
- Vilnius UniversityVilnius, Lithuania
Vilnius University, established in 1579, the oldest in Baltic countries and the largest Lithuanian higher education institution, is an active participant in international scientific and academic activities.
The university offers an academic environment focused on excellence in research and teaching.
Being TOP1 in Lithuania as per national rankings, Vilnius University has the highest position among other Lithuanian universities according to the QS World University Ranking, and is among 501-550 top universities in the world.
Vilnius University Library is the oldest library in Lithuania safeguarding and cherishing over four hundred years tested traditions of academic library, yet open to new ideas and experiences. In the latter years Library shows special attention to various activities related to the access, dissemination and preservation of Vilnius University scientific production, it provides consultations on Open Access policy at VU, works on development of institutional and national repositories (eLABa).
- Waseda University LibraryTokyo, Japan
- Member of Japanese Consortium of Open Access Repositories
- Xiamen University LibrariesXiamen, Fujian, China
Xiamen University Libraries consists of a main library and 5 branch libraries. The Libraries actively promotes open access to the diversified intelligence output of Xiamen University. This includes working papers, journal articles, dissertations, and many types of meetings, presentations, conferences, and other academic exchanges. In order to facilitate greater collaborations, and for the management and long-term preservation of library resources, we are running the institutional repository with DSpace software.
- Yasar UniversityIzmir, Turkey
Founded in 2001,in Izmir, Turkey, young Yasar University is an academic institution that acknowledges the universal identity of a scientific organization with enthusiasm, genuineness and devotion with its 500 staff members, 300 being academics, and 5000 students in İzmir; the city of the Aegean’s civilized, humane and art and science conscious people.
The quality in service principle of Yasar University begins with foreign language teaching in the English Preparatory School and continues with 4 year degree programs offered by the Science and Letters, Business Administration, Engineering and Architecture, and Communications, Fine Arts, and Law Faculties and the School of Foreign Languages and 2 year undergraduate programs offered by the School of Vocational Studies. The Institutes of Science and Social Sciences also demonstrate the University’s scientific research potential in addition to offering post-graduate studies.
Yaşar University Information Center always supports the Open Access movement in Turkey by joining the ANKOS Open Access and Institutional Repositories Group, and helping the institutions which are trying to create their Institutional Repositories.
- ZBW – German National Library of Economics – Leibniz Information Centre for EconomicsHamburg, Germany
The ZBW – German National Library of Economics – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics is the world’s largest specialist library for economics and business studies, with more than four million publications in printed or electronic format. Located in Kiel and Hamburg, ZBW is also the main document supplier for it’s subjects in Germany and produces the subject portal EconBiz.
Apart from these classical duties, the ZBW edits two journals in economic policy, Wirtschaftsdienst and Intereconomics and is also very active in different areas of information infrastructure, e.g. publication services and open access, research data management, social media, semantic technologies and long-term preservation.
The publishing services include the subject repository EconStor, the Open-Access-Journal Economics and ZBWs own institutional repository. As a member of the Leibniz Association we are also involved in the Open Access portal of the Leibniz Association (LeibnizOpen) and the management of the Leibniz Open Access publication fund.
More info: http://zbw.eu/en/about-us/key-activities/open-access/
- BepressBerkeley, CA, United States
Bepress is the provider of Digital Commons and hosts more than 300 repositories, primarily in North America. Beyond the SaaS hosted repository solution bepress is services driven with the majority of staff working directly with repository managers to advise and help implement successful repository programs. Through partnering with our subscribers we aim to drive best practices in scholarly communications.
- euroCRISThe Hague, Netherlands
euroCRIS is a not-for-profit organisation, dedicated to the development of quality CRISs (Current Research Information Systems) enabling a wide-scale interoperability. In particular euroCRIS is mandated by the EC to support, develop and promote CERIF (Common Research Information Format) which is an EU recommendation to the Member States.
A CRIS builds on a data model and a corresponding set of services for a research performing or research funding institution. Interoperation of multiple CRISs provides added value for the CRIS community. Towards research institutions’ capability for interoperation, euroCRIS is dedicated to the development of a high-quality and scalable architecture to facilitate this.
The CERIF data model and services will be distributed and developed further for homogeneous access over heterogeneous information sources, with the ultimate goal of Open Access to all European Research Information for research managers, evaluators, researchers, innovators, entrepreneurs, media and citizens.
euroCRIS and the Open Access community firmly agree on the need to coordinate the developments in CRIS and OAR for the wider research community. This agreement was laid down in the joint Rome Declaration in May 2011. Both communities are committed to develop, support and promote an architecture (including data model and services) suitable to pursue these principles, jointly to adopt, develop and promote applicable open standards, and to advocate these principles among all stakeholders.
- LIBERThe Hague, Netherlands
- Microsoft ResearchRedmond, United States
- Open Repository - BioMed CentralLondon, United Kingdom
- SPARC EuropeThe Hague, Netherlands
SPARC Europe is a membership organisation for European research libraries and research organisations. Our mission is to create change and build a better scholarly communication system for the future. We want to see a scholarly communication system built on the principles of openness and sharing, reflecting a return to the collegiate values of academic research and delivering the best return possible to society. To this end SPARC Europe works to influence policy, encourage innovative developments, help build and sustain networks of like-minded organisations and support libraries in their efforts to change the system for the better.
Our work is focused on achieving Open Access. We believe we can do this best by means of:
Advocacy and education: we participate in workshops, conferences and advisory bodies, make presentations, and provide advocacy material on Open Access
Working with policy makers: we work to influence Open Access policy development at national and European level
Networking: we work with other organisations to build effective networks of strong voices that can make change happen.
- SPARC North AmericaWashington D.C., United States
SPARC®, the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, is an international alliance of academic and research libraries working to create a more open system of scholarly communication. SPARC believes that faster and wider sharing of the outputs of the scholarly research process increases the impact of research, fuels the advancement of knowledge, and increases the return on research investments. SPARC focuses on taking action in collaboration with stakeholders – including authors, publishers, and libraries – to build on the unprecedented opportunities created by the networked digital environment to advance the conduct of scholarship.