Members and Partners by Country

This is a list of all COAR members and partners, sorted by country. You can also view the COAR world map with a list of members and partners sorted by name.


Universidad Nacional de La Plata

La Plata (Provincia de Buenos Aires)



Vienna University Library and Archive Services

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).


Universiteit Gent



University of Antwerp


Universidade de São Paulo. Sistema Integrado de Bibliotecas


lnstitute of Mathematics and lnformatics - Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS)



The Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS), being the coordinator of research in Bulgaria, establishes a network of scientific Open Access centres. Institute of Mathematics and Informatics (IMI-BAS) is the key point repository in the Bulgarian network providing support for academic researchers. The IMI-BAS repository is based on the DSpace software with an active and configured OAI-PMH interface for metadata harvesting. A permanent unique identifier from Handle.NET system is assigned to each article.

Sofia University “St. Kl. Ohridski” – Scientific Research Department



State University of Library Studies and Information Technologies




Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL)

Ottawa, Ontario


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.

University of Regina

Regina, SK


University of Toronto Libraries

Toronto, Ontario



National Science Library, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)



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 80000 m². 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.

Peking University Library



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.

Xiamen University Libraries

Xiamen, Fujian


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.


Universidad del Rosario
Universidad EAFIT




Denmarks’s Electronic Research Library (DEFF) on behalf of the Danish Agency for Libraries and Media

København V


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.


Consorcio Ecuatoriano para el Desarrollo de Internet Avanzado



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.


Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)



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).

Sciences Po
Université de Lorraine Library




Georg-August-Universität Göttingen



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.

Helmholtz Association

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.

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Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin



Saxon State and University Library Dresden

SLUB is the largest research library in East Germany. It operates one of the leading high-capacity digitization centers and is a member of the competence network for the German Digital Library. It is working on many third party funded digitization projects and contributes significantly to the development of production and presentation software and of robotics technology. SLUB has been putting much effort in making scientific and scholarly content openly available and has adopted Open Access as one of it's core policies.

Universität Regensburg



University of Bielefeld



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.

According to the relevant rankings and competitions the university library is one of the best and most innovative in Germany both in terms of user satisfaction and on account of its pioneering role in the fields of digital scientific communication, electronic publishing, open access, eLearning, eScience, scientific data services, and search engine technologies.

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 Konstanz



University of Stuttgart



ZBW – German National Library of Economics – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics



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 in it’s subjects in Germany, produces the bibliographic database ECONIS and maintains the subject portal EconBiz.
Apart from these classical duties, the ZBW is also very active in other areas of information infrastructure, e.g. electronic publishing and open access, research data management, social media, semantic technologies and long-term preservation.

The electronic publishing activities include the subject repository EconStor, the Open-Access-Journal Economics and the Open-Access-Portals Economists Online and Leibniz-Open.

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National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Ilissia, Athens


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.


Corvinus University of Budapest

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.

Library and Information Centre of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences / Magyar Tudományos Akadémia Könyvtár és Információs Központ



University of Debrecen



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.


Italian National Research Council (CNR), Institute of Information Science and Technologies



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.


Digital Repository Federation (DRF)

Kita-ku, Sapporo


DRF (Digital Repository Federation) is a federation for the universties and research institutions, which aims to promote Open Access and Institutional Repositories in Japan. Currently 127 institutions are participating. It serves a wiki and a discussion list, and organizes a set of workshops/trainings for repository managers. DRF has built repository manager-level lateral solidarity to share experience, exchange various creative ideas and add improvements, thereby highly developing respective repositories and their networks.

National Institute for Informatics (NII)




Vilnius University


Université du 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’s researchers. Since its inception, its authors have archived over 12 000 publications.


Electronic Information for Libraries (eIFL)



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.

EIFL-OA programme

  • 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



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.


The Hague


SPARC Europe

The Hague


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.

Technische Universiteit Delft

TU Delft Library is the largest library for the technical sciences in the Netherlands. The library focuses on bringing valuable digital services and information to its users and hereby supports the university in her aim to provide excellent education and research facilities. As part of a specific national funding, the library performs her services for a wider audience than merely the university users. TU Delft supports open access, and TU Delft Library brings this further in initiatives such as 3TU.datacentre, raising awareness on copyright, supporting faculty in the scientific publishing path and increasing the content, both in size and diversity, of the TU Delft Repository. It is impossible to act on these matters in isolation. Therefore COAR adds value for us, to share ideas, learn from each other and find strength in focus.


Current Research Information System in 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. "


Uniwersytet Warszawski, Interdisciplinary Centre for Mathematical and Computational Modelling (ICM)



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.


Fundação para a Computação Científica Nacional (FCCN)



FCCN is a private non-profit institution. Since 1987, with the support of universities and several national R & D institutions, FCCN has contributed to the internet’s expansion in Portugal. FCCN plans, manages and operates the national NREN, Science, Technology and Society Network (RCTS) – a high-performance network for organizations with higher communication needs. Given its characteristics, RCTS serves as a platform for developing and testing advanced communication applications and services.

FCCN provide services to our community (professors, students, researchers and university staff) and is involved in several national and international projects. One of them is the national initiative of Open Access – the RCAAP Project.

Universidade do Minho



Universidade do Porto



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.

South Africa

National Research Foundation of South Africa




Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientifícas (CSIC)



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 Madroño

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.

Fundación Española para la Ciencia y la Tecnología (FECYT)



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.

Regional Council of Economy, Innovation and Science of Andalusia (CEIC)

Andalucía is one of the biggest regions in Spain. It comprises the third south of the country, with around 8.5 million of inhabitants. Andalucía has a Regional Government, with the competences of planning, coordinate and funding of the research activity. This task is developed by the "Ministry of Economy, Innovation and Science". The Andalusian knowledge system is composed by a net of ten universities, research public and private institutions, technology centers, scientific and technological parks and other agents.
The public funding of the research system is strategically coordinated by the "Andalusian Plan for Research, Development and Innovation, PAIDI". For the coordination and evaluation of the research activity and the knowledge generation, since 2002, all the research activity is recorded by a computing tool called SICA (Scientific Information System of Andalucía). SICA is a CRIS (Current Research Information System) that records all curricular items of the complete research system, which comprises around 20.000 researchers of all disciplines. As SICA is the tool for the evaluation of the system, it is part of the research culture feed the system with the up to date information. The last generation of SICA also includes an Open Access Repository that connects all the Andalusian research production with the curricular information offered to the entire world.
Andalusian interest in COAR is related to the interoperability of the Open repositories that currently exist in our Universities and its federation with national and international repositories.

Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED)



Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca



Universitat de Barcelona - Centre de Recursos per a l’Aprenentatge i la Investigació (CRAI)



Sri Lanka

National Science Foundation of Sri Lanka




Blekinge Institute of Technology



Chalmers University of Technology



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). “Publication Services and Bibliometrics” within Chalmers Library is responsible for the publication database and services to support the policy.

DiVA Consortium



The DiVA Consortium consists of 30 members (universities and research institutes in Scandinavia) that use the DiVA publishing system for bibliographical indexing, research evaluation, electronic publishing and archiving. DiVA started in 2000 at the Electronic Publishing Centre (EPC) at Uppsala University Library. The system is entirely built on open source software. All applications are hosted by the EPC that has broad expertise in areas related to system development and administration, open access, metadata interoperability, and long-term preservation.

Associated members:

  • The Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Gothenburg University Library



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.

Kungliga Biblioteket / National Library of Sweden



The National Library of Sweden combines the traditional mission of a national library with that of a national library authority. It coordinates the 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.

Malmö University



Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences – Library


The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)



World Health Organization




Izmir Institute of Technology Library

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.

Koc University Library



Middle East Technical University Library

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.

Özyegin University



Özyeğin University was founded in 2007 with the mission of contributing to social development by producing creative, original and applicable knowledge through its modern education system, its innovative structure integrated with life and its academic programs focused on the service sector. The university has number of graduate and undergraduate programmes in the area of business & economics, finance, engineering, law, air transportation management, hotel management including gastronomy and culinary arts. Özyeğin University Libraries, in two campuses, support the university's teaching, learning, research and community activities by providing information resources, services and environment which is of high quality, innovative, progressive, customer focused and helps create new knowledge. It has a leading role in the country with its good practices particularly in institutional repositories, information literacy and library planning.

Yasar University



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.

United Kingdom

Association for Learning Technology (ALT), ALT Repository



Digital Curation Centre



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.




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.

Mimas - The University of Manchester



Open Repository - BioMed Central
University of Edinburgh



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.

United States

Coalition for Networked Information (CNI)

Washington, DC


Cornell University Library

New York


Iowa State University Library

Ames, IA


Microsoft Research
OCLC (Online Computer Library Center)

Dublin, Ohio


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.

The World Bank

Washington DC


University of California - Berkley Law Library