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First meeting of new COAR Interest Group “Repository Impact and Visibility”

Begin: February 14, 2014 5:00 pm

End: February 14, 2014 6:00 pm


There are a number of activities that institutions can undertake in order to maximize the visibility of repository collections and ensure they are well established and well used resources. These include search engine optimization, integrating repositories into external discovery services, and promoting the repository locally with researchers and administrators. A new COAR 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 (see below for spanish text).

You are invited to attend the kick off meeting of the new COAR Interest Group “Repository Impact and Visibility”.

The meeting will take place at Friday February 14, 2014 from 17:00-18:00 CET (11:00-12:00 Eastern Daylight Time in America),

The agenda for the meeting will be as follows:

  • Introduction to the group (purpose and objectives)
  • Discussion of possible areas of work
  • Next steps
  • Possible meeting in Athens

If you are interested in attending the meeting, please send a message to the COAR Office.

The meeting will be held via the Adobe Connect web conference tool. Please access the meeting room via the following link:

To attend the meeting, you will need a headset.


Existe una serie de acciones que las instituciones pueden realizar para maximizar la visibilidad de las colecciones del repositorio y convertirlo en una fuente de consulta frecuente/ permanente. Estos incluyen la optimización de motores de búsqueda, la integración de repositorios en los servicios de buscadores externos y la promoción del repositorio local ante los investigadores y administradores. Este grupo de interés explorará y documentar los enfoques existentes para maximizar la visibilidad de repositorio, así como desarrollará innovadoras estrategias que puedan ser adoptadas por los organizaciones de todo el mundo.

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