Celebrating RECOLECTA's 15th anniversary

 A post event summary  The Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT) has celebrated in Madrid the 15th anniversary of RECOLECTA with a national event for the repositories' community. RECOLECTA is the national harvester of Open Access repositories that aggregates 167 repositories and includes more than 2,5M documents and 28.000 datasets. RECOLECTA provides the Spanish community of repositories with metadata certification services based on OpenAIRE's guidelines, metadata enri...

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National workshop about the role of Biomedical libraries in the context of Open Access (Madrid, Spain)

Biomedical and Health Sciences libraries can be quite diverse and heterogeneous, and sometimes they are managed by librarians working in isolation, without institutional repositories or other open access infrastructure. In order to help biomedical libraries dealing with these challenges, the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT) in collaboration with the National Library of Health Sciences of the Carlos III Health Institute (ISCIII) organized in Madrid this OpenAIRE national work...

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New OpenAIRE Content Providers: check out the most recent entries

​OpenAIRE starts the year 2019 continuing to increase the number of aggregated Content Providers, from Europe and beyond (as example, Croatia, France,  Greece, Ireland, Hungary, Mexico, Serbia, Turkey and many others). Discover all Content Providers aggregated by OpenAIRE at Explore service. There are currently about 1300 Content Providers compatible with the OpenAIRE guidelines, covering a diversity of geographies and content typologies (pu...

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OpenAIRE keep its sustained growth: look at some of the new Content Providers

Over the last months OpenAIRE have integrated new Content Providers, from a variety of typologies, as Institutional, Thematic and Data Repositories, Journal Aggregators / Publishers, Journals and Publication Repository / Aggregators.There are currently 1155 Compatible Content Providers compatible with the OpenAIRE guidelines, covering a diversity of geographies and content typologies (publications, research data, software), representing currently over 24 million publications and 688,870 datasets...

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OpenAIRE keep growing - check out some of the most recent content providers!

The OpenAIRE information space continues its impressive record of growth.  This significant and consistent growth represents currently over 24 million publications and 688,870 datasets. OpenAIRE has 1,111 content providers compatible with the OpenAIRE guidelines, pointing to resources in over 11400 Repositories or OA Journals.In 2018 OpenAIRE continues receiving the registration of new content providers from a variety of typologies: Institutional Repositories, Institutional Repository Aggregator...

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OpenAIRE Guidelines for CRIS Managers updated

This is to announce the draft publication of the updated OpenAIRE Guidelines for CRIS Managers.As of January 31st, 2018, the updated version has been completed for the CRIS Guidelines that were originally released in July 2015. The current release is published under an RFC status.  OpenAIRE Guidelines for CRIS Managers, version 1.1 Jan Dvořák, Andrea Bollini, Laurent Remy (editors)The Guidelines specify the interoperability layer between Current Research Information Systems (CRIS’s) and the...

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Meeting of La Referencia Directive Council: OpenAIRE, La Referencia and COAR discussed ongoing collaboration and their strengthening in 2018

On September 27 to 29 the Directive Council of La Referencia, the regional repository network from Latin America, met in Buenos Aires, Argentina. La Referencia was created five years ago and currently brings together nine national nodes and aggregates almost 1,5 million documents.The meeting, with representatives from Chile, Brazil, Mexico, Peru, El Salvador, Colombia, Argentina and Costa Rica confirmed the broadening of the focus of La Referencia from open access to open science, discussed the ...

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2016 has been productive for OpenAIRE – check out some of the newest Data Providers (September-December 2016)

2016 has been productive for OpenAIRE! The OpenAIRE information space continues its consistent and significant growth; now includes 17,755,385 publications, 31,752 datasets from 5,843 data sources (repositories, data archives, OA journals, publication and data aggregators…). Specifically, the open access content linked to project funding information has massively increased, as well the number of OpenAIRE compatible repositories.Take a look at some data providers that have recently contributed to...

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2016 Chinese Institutional Repository Conference and launch of the new repository group in China, CHAIR

The 4th annual Chinese Institutional Repository Conference took place in Chongqing, China on September 21-22, 2016, with the theme of “Rich functions and extended roles for institutional repositories”. The conference was jointly organized by National Science Library, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and CIRG (Chinese institutional repository implementation group), and Chongqing University Library. It attracted over 330 registered participants, reflecting the growing interest in repositories in ...

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COAR counters reports of repositories' demise

Guest post by Kathleen Shearer, Executive Director, COAR“The reports of our death have been greatly exaggerated” (to paraphrase Mark Twain)Last week COAR published a response to an article written by Richard Poynder on September 22, 2016. Although some of Richard Poynder’s comments definitely reflect the current reality, he made a number of other somewhat questionable assertions, in particular that institutional repositories (IRs) have failed.Poynder's comments reflect a creeping narrative enter...

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The number of OpenAIRE data providers is constantly growing - check out some of the newest in 2016

The OpenAIRE information space continues its regular and considerable growth. The OpenAIRE portal now includes almost 18 million records, over 16 million Open Access publications and 23629 datasets from 760 compatible data providers (www.openaire.eu/search/find).Take a look at some data providers that have recently contributed to increase the number of Open Access documents (new data providers in 2016):INSTITUTIONAL REPOSITORY Digitalna knjižnica Slovenije (83064 Open Access publications, 14 Fun...

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After SSRN: Hallmarks of trust for subject repositories

On Tuesday 17th May, the scholarly communications community on Twitter erupted at the news that publishing giant Elsevier had acquired the Social Science Research Network (SSRN), a pre-print and publishing community focusing on social sciences and law. The acquisition seems designed to continue Elsevier’s move away from a content-driven business strategy towards one oriented on services and the monetisation of data and analytics, building on their purchase of Mendeley. Elsevier’s press release s...

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COAR Annual Meeting 2016: The Role of Collaboration in Building a Global Knowledge Commons

On April 12 & 13 this year's Annual Meeting and General Assembly of the Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR) took place in Vienna/Austria. Through a diverse mix of conference sessions, round-table discussions and open dialogue, the meeting pushed attendees to examine the future of repositories and the challenges and opportunities for international collaboration.Day one had the theme “Next Generation Repositories”. The first presentation was from Herbert Van der Sompel, who built ...

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RIAN OpenAIRE Day and Workshop

An OpenAIRE Day and Workshop will take place in Dublin on the 27th of November 2015. This day is being sponsored by the RIAN Board and organised by the RIAN Technical & Communications Group. Who should attend?Repository Managers, Librarians, Data Managers & FundersWhy you should attend?Understand funder perspectives.Learn how to comply with funder mandates for H2020 and OpenAIRE.Provide the context for open access publications in the research environment.Share best practice about metadat...

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Developing the first Open Peer Review Module for Institutional Repositories

Why aren’t articles on arXiv or any other open access repository formally credited as publications? What is it exactly that separates open access repositories from publishers? The simple answer is that publications in journals come with an amorphous quality indicator associated with the journal’s perceived prestige. Articles posted on a repository on the other hand, are considered to be “provided at the reader’s own risk”, as they are not accompanied by any measurable guarantee of their scientif...

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Scientific repositories in Poland – challenges and chances – organized by the Open Science Platform in Warsaw

Nearly 40 repository managers, representing close to all repositories in Poland, gathered in Warsaw on April 27, 2015, for a one-day workshop entitled „Scientific repositories in Poland – challenges and chances”. The workshop was organized by the Open Science Platform – an initiative of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Mathematical and Computational Modelling at the University of Warsaw – who also function as the OpenAIRE 2020 NOAD in Poland. The workshop started with a webinar run by Ben McLeis...

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