Building up COAR Latin America – CLARA, COLABORA and COAR join forces to develop collaboration of Open Access repositories

The Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR), an international association of repository initiatives, is reaching out to develop its activities in Latin America. As a first step, at the BIREDIAL conference in Bogotá, Colombia on May 9-11, 2011, representatives of COAR, the Latin American organization RedCLARA and the network of CoLaBoRa signed a Memorandum of Understanding committed to work towards the establishment of a regional branch of COAR. Continue reading »

Spanish translation of the Open Access Policy Kit

The Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR) is pleased to announce a Spanish translation of the Open Access Policy Kit – “Kit de Políticas de Acceso Abierto”. The kit was produced by RCAAP (Portugal Open Access Scientific Repository) and contains valuable information and resources for the development and implementation of Open Access policies at funding agencies and universities. Continue reading »

Spanish translation of the Open Access Policy Kit

The Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR) is pleased to announce a Spanish translation of the Open Access Policy Kit – “Kit de Políticas de Acceso Abierto”. The kit was produced by RCAAP (Portugal Open Access Scientific Repository) and contains valuable information and resources for the development and implementation of Open Access policies at funding agencies and universities. Continue reading »

COAR collaborates with Clobridge Consulting to develop and implement new strategies for international recognition and growth

The Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR) is pleased to announce that a consulting agreement with Abby Clobridge, Clobridge Consulting, United States, has been signed. Under this agreement, COAR and Clobridge Consulting will jointly develop and implement strategies to strenghen COAR’s visibility on an international scale and to support COAR in producing concrete products, such as COAR Guidelines, best practice reports and training programmes. Continue reading »

COAR collaborates with Clobridge Consulting to develop and implement new strategies for international recognition and growth

The Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR) is pleased to announce that a consulting agreement with Abby Clobridge, Clobridge Consulting, United States, has been signed. Under this agreement, COAR and Clobridge Consulting will jointly develop and implement strategies to strenghen COAR’s visibility on an international scale and to support COAR in producing concrete products, such as COAR Guidelines, best practice reports and training programmes. Continue reading »

First COAR newsletter published

Through this quarterly newsletter we would like to keep you updated about the various initiatives of COAR’s working groups and other activities that take place in the countries and regions of our members and partners.

First COAR newsletter published

Through this quarterly newsletter we would like to keep you updated about the various initiatives of COAR’s working groups and other activities that take place in the countries and regions of our members and partners.

Public response on behalf of SPARC, SPARC Europe and COAR regarding publishers self-deposit policies

Universities and research funders have a strong interest in ensuring that the results of the research that they support are made available for use by the widest possible audience, with minimal time delays. One of the main methods used to support this interest is the deposit of articles into online repositories. Many publishers require that articles that appear in their journals be made available only after an embargo period, clearly stated in their journal policies. Continue reading »

Public response on behalf of SPARC, SPARC Europe and COAR regarding publishers self-deposit policies

Universities and research funders have a strong interest in ensuring that the results of the research that they support are made available for use by the widest possible audience, with minimal time delays. One of the main methods used to support this interest is the deposit of articles into online repositories. Many publishers require that articles that appear in their journals be made available only after an embargo period, clearly stated in their journal policies. Continue reading »

Letter to COAR from the Tohoku University Library of behalf of DRF

Dear members of COAR,

We are deeply grateful for your kind inquiry after the Tohoku-Kanto earthquake which occurred on March 11. As reported in the media, being the largest earthquake ever recorded in Japan, it caused widespread damage itself and resulted in the tsunami that reportedly killed more than 9,000 people, mainly in Tohoku and Kanto area. Library facilities and holdings in the area have been also greatly affected. It will take a long time to recover fully. Continue reading »

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