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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 »

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 »

Expression of Condolence to our Japanese Colleagues

COAR, with representatives from around the world, wishes to send our deepest condolences to our Japanese colleagues, their families, and to all of the Japanese people following the disastrous events following the earthquake and tsunami that has stuck their country. We are all deeply shocked and saddened by the devastation and by the loss of life – the full scale of which will take many weeks to comprehend.

From our entire membership, we would like to convey our solidarity, support, and any specific help during this difficult time. We stand by to assist in any way we can.

Expression of Condolence to our Japanese Colleagues

COAR, with representatives from around the world, wishes to send our deepest condolences to our Japanese colleagues, their families, and to all of the Japanese people following the disastrous events following the earthquake and tsunami that has stuck their country. We are all deeply shocked and saddened by the devastation and by the loss of life – the full scale of which will take many weeks to comprehend.

From our entire membership, we would like to convey our solidarity, support, and any specific help during this difficult time. We stand by to assist in any way we can.

COAR submits response to the Slovenian Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology public consultation on the Research Infrastructure Development Plan 2011-2020

COAR submits comments to the Slovenian Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology in response to its public consultation on the Research Infrastructure Development Plan 2011-2020. COAR welcomes the Research Infrastructure Development Plan 2011-2020 and supports international cooperation strategies including participation in the DARIAH project among the others. Continue reading »

COAR submits response to the Slovenian Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology public consultation on the Research Infrastructure Development Plan 2011-2020

COAR submits comments to the Slovenian Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology in response to its public consultation on the Research Infrastructure Development Plan 2011-2020. COAR welcomes the Research Infrastructure Development Plan 2011-2020 and supports international cooperation strategies including participation in the DARIAH project among the others. Continue reading »

COAR and OpenAIRE: Enhancing the Interoperability of Repositories for International Research

Joint Birds-of-Feather Session at the Open Repositories Conference OR2010, Madrid

Wednesday, July 7, 2010, Zone A (Room Goya), 17:30-19:00

Interoperability of open access repositories enhances the visibility of research outputs and adds value to repositories. Therefore, the development and implementation of interoperable standards and consistent policies is important for international repository initiatives. Continue reading »

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