OpenAIRE-COAR 2014 Conference

"Open Access Movement to Reality: Putting the Pieces Together"

Athens, May 21-22, 2014 

This conference is dedicated to the memory of Fred Friend, a champion of Open Access and  a supporter of and adviser to OpenAIRE.



OpenAIRE is pleased to announce  the "Open Access Movement to Reality: Putting the Pieces Together" conference, co-organized with the Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR) to take place from May 21- 22, 2014 in Athens, Greece, at the Acropolis Museum.

acropolismuseum The momentum for Open Access (OA) and research data sharing continues to grow and endorsement for OA from governments, funding agencies and institutions around the world signal that it will soon become a default mode for scholarly output. Critical to the success of OA are the infrastructures, both human and technical, that support policy implementation. To that end, many regions around the world are investing in the development of repository networks that facilitate open access and research data sharing.

This conference will explore how OA infrastructures are being practically implemented around the world. Sessions will touch on how repositories intersect with other library and research services and the variety of value added services that enhance them such as text-mining. Other focus areas will be measuring the impact of scientific output and data in the institutional context. The conference will also discuss the issue of global interoperability of repository networks.

coar2In addition to the main conference event there will be some pre-conference activities such as a number of related workshops, project internal meetings and the COAR General Assembly. The pre-conference activities have been scheduled from May 20 to 21, 2014. Find more about the pre-conference here


Eventbrite - Open Access Movement to Reality: Putting the pieces together


  This conference is
under the auspices of
the Greek EU Presidency
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