OpenAIRE and the Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR) are pleased to announce that a joint conference and the COAR Annual Meeting will take place from May 21- 23, 2014 in Athens, Greece, at the Acropolis Museum.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.
In addition to the main conference event there will be a number of related workshops, project internal meetings and the COAR General Assembly.The main topics and further program information will be announced on the COAR and OpenAIRE websites in the coming months.