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Professionalising Open Access Repositories in Germany and Beyond

A talk with Marcel Wrzesinski The project "Professionalization of the Open-Access Repository Infrastructure in Germany" (Pro OAR DE), launched in October 2023 at the Berlin School of Library and Information Science, aims to support institutional repositories in advancing systems based on the current needs of the research community. Initially, these repositories focused on storing electronic documents and ensuring their long-term availability. Today, they are integral components of the scientific...

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Khayala Hajiyeva, Director of the Library Information Center at Azerbaijan Technical University, and Iltifat Ibrahimov, Senior Consultant on Digitization and Library Systems, recently traveled to Finland to attend training sessions for the "Developing Research Capacity through Institutional Repository Network in Azerbaijan" (DIRNA) project.  Funded by the Erasmus+ KA2 program, the DIRNA project aims to sustainably enhance the practices of research output management in the Azerbaijani higher...

The OpenAIRE technical team held its annual meeting in Pisa on 12-14 April 2024. As CEO of OpenAIRE and driving this team with Paolo Manghi for 10+ years, I was thrilled to see so many brilliant and young minds in one place. All with a passion to improve OpenAIRE services and make them more useful to research communities. These meetings are always a reminder of the incredible journey that technology has taken us on thus far, as well as the even more exciting path that lies ahead. They are t...

Gultekin Gurdal, the Library Director at Izmir Institute of Technology (IZTECH) and an executive board member of OpenAIRE AMKE, attended the Polish Open Science Conference that took place 10–12 April 2024. This key event, focused on all aspects of Open Science, provided a platform for researchers, librarians, data managers, and scientific infrastructure developers to discuss critical issues such as Open Access publishing, research data management, and the European Open Scienc...

Welcome back: For the filth year, the representatives of OpenAIRE in Greece and Cyprus continue their successful series of webinars! In March, they welcomed Thanasis Vergoulis, lead technical manager of GraspOS project, to inform their local communities about the goals, the activities, and the expected results of the European project working on the area of research assessment. The webinar was attended by 56 participants.  Supporting research reforms Thanasis began his presentation by explai...

Closing the year: The last webinar of the OpenAIRE in Greece and Cyprus collaboration series for 2023 focused on the importance of Data Management Plans (DMPs) and their creation in ARGOS. The webinar was attended by 150 participants who had the opportunity to discuss their questions directly with Elli Papadopoulou, OpenAIRE NOAD in Greece and product manager of ARGOS.  Significance In the first part of the presentation, Elli shared the value of DMPs in Research Data Management (RDM) clarif...

Ireland's National Research Integrity Forum (NRIF) was founded in 2015 with the aim to promote research integrity (RI) and excellence in research through a collegial approach. The NRIF has many national initiatives from implementing a National RI online training program across all Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) and revising the national policy statement to publishing a framework for ensuring RI in collaborations. It has hosted national events in "Advancing a shared direction on research as...

It all began in Vienna in 2008 when the PHAIDRA repository went online at the University of Vienna in Austria. In cooperation between the university library and the computer center, a digital location was created where researchers could archive their scientific materials in all formats for the long term and make them accessible to the public worldwide: PHAIDRA repository. With an optimally designed metadata editor, all members of the university were able to upload data themselves and then m...

OpenAIRE MONITOR's Developments in 2023: A Detailed Overview In 2023, OpenAIRE MONITOR has experienced significant developments and broadening of its scope and functionalities. This year has been marked by a notable growth in collaborations and improvements in the platform's features. Network Expansion This year, OpenAIRE MONITOR welcomed 8 Research Initiatives, 3 funders, and 19 institutions, each integrated with a customised dashboard. This growth enriches the OpenAIRE MONITOR community, refle...

Step into the world of OpenAIRE with Seán Harnett. Learn more about his journey, vision, thoughts and achievements in the Open Science community and beyond. Enjoy! Can you please introduce yourself and tell us a bit about your background and expertise?  My name is Seán Harnett. I live with my family in a small village in an Irish-speaking community in Connemara, to the west of Galway City. I started out my career in information architecture and instructional design before moving into d...