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Profile of the World Bank’s Open Knowledge Repository

Since 2012, the World Bank has fully embraced Open Access by implementing an OA policy for its research and knowledge; adopting the most liberal Creative Commons license (CC-BY); and developing and launching the Open Knowledge Repository (OKR), the most visible manifestation of the World Bank’s push towards of Open Access. These three items act in unison to optimize the discoverability, accessibility, and re-use of World Bank content. While the Open Knowledge Repository is still very young, it already hosts over 12,000 publications and has had over 1.8 million downloads!

In the next installment of the COAR Repository Observatory Profile series, we present a comprehensive overview of the Open Knowledge Repository and other World Bank activities designed to open up and foster the exchange of ideas to promote global development. Click here to learn more.

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Profile of the World Bank’s Open Knowledge Repository

Since 2012, the World Bank has fully embraced Open Access by implementing an OA policy for its research and knowledge; adopting the most liberal Creative Commons license (CC-BY); and developing and launching the Open Knowledge Repository (OKR), the most visible manifestation of the World Bank’s push towards of Open Access. These three items act in unison to optimize the discoverability, accessibility, and re-use of World Bank content. While the Open Knowledge Repository is still very young, it already hosts over 12,000 publications and has had over 1.8 million downloads!

In the next installment of the COAR Repository Observatory Profile series, we present a comprehensive overview of the Open Knowledge Repository and other World Bank activities designed to open up and foster the exchange of ideas to promote global development. Click here to learn more.

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