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OpenAIRE releases version 1.0 of the OpenAIRE Guidelines

The OpenAIRE Guidelines 1.0 provide the OpenAIRE compliance to repositories.
By implementing these Guidelines, repository managers are facilitating the authors who deposit their publications in the repository in complying with the EC Open Access requirements. For developers of repository platforms, the Guidelines provide guidance to add supportive functionalities for authors of EC-funded research in future versions.

A new version of the OAI-Extended add-on for DSpace, compliant with these Guidelines and developed by UMINHO, will be available at the end of August.

OpenAIRE would like to receive comments on the Guidelines, and experiences with the implementation of them. Please send all your feedback to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

OAI7 in Geneva

The next CERN Workshop on Innovations in Scholarly Communication (OAI7), will be held at the University of Geneva on 22-24 June 2011.

The call for ideas is open until Sep. 15

link: http://indico.cern.ch/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=103325

DL.org School on Digital Libraries & Repositories: Modeling, Best Practices, Interoperability

3-8 October 2010
University of Athens
Athens, Greece


The European project, DL.org (Digital Library Interoperability, Best Practices and Modelling Foundations) is delighted to announce its Autumn School on "Digital Libraries and Digital Repositories: Modelling, Best Practices, and Interoperability", which takes place in Athens, Greece, 3-8 October 2010.

Discounted fee extended until September 10, 2010!


Participation in the DL.org Autumn School (http://www.dlorg.eu/index.php/autumn-school/programme) will assist attendees in understanding of how to address interoperability challenges within the context of digital library and digital repositories, along the perspectives of content, user, functionality, policy, quality and architecture, the six core domains captured in the DELOS Digital Library Manifesto. In addition, the DL.org Autumn School offers participants the opportunity to network and socialise with other researchers, international experts, and practitioners across disciplinary and national boundaries.


Our research-oriented Autumn School is designed for researchers, PhD students and professionals engaged in the interdisciplinary DL field, including computer scientists, librarians and information scientists. Internationally established lecturers (http://www.dlorg.eu/index.php/autumn-school/lecturers) will lead each one half-day session and most will be available through the week for further discussion.


The Autumn School will take place at the Department of Informatics and Telecommunications of the University of Athens (NKUA), and will be opened with a welcome evening reception on Sunday 3rd October 2010. This will give students opportunities to get to know each other and to exchange ideas among themselves and with the lecturers, who are expected to stay for most of the duration of the Autumn School.


Early-registration fee extended until September 10.

To register to the Autumn School please complete the online form at http://www.dlorg.eu/index.php/autumn-school/registration .
Upon receiving your registration form, we will send instructions on the registration fees payment. Registration fees include: Autumn School lectures, Course notes, Lunch and Coffee breaks each day, Welcome Reception & Social Dinner.
For those who register by 10 September 2010, registration fees are Euro 250. Registration fees for those who register after 10 September 2010 will be Euro 350.

Further Information

If you have any further queries or require additional information, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Best wishes on behalf of the DL.org Autumn School team!

COAR and OpenAIRE: Enhancing the Interoperability of Repositories for International Research

Bird of Feather session at OR 2010

Wednesday, July 7, 2010 @ 17:30 - 19:00


Interoperability of open access repositories enhances the visibility of research outputs and adds value to repositories. Therefore, the development and implementation of interoperable standards and consistent policies is important for international repository initiatives.

The “Confederation of Open Access Repositories” (COAR) promotes the interoperability of open access (OA) repositories on an international scale. This is based on the ideas and expertise of now about 50 members and partners world-wide. COAR supports the coordination of global collaborative efforts towards high-quality data and interoperable systems. With its actions COAR aims to support regional and national repository initiatives, to disseminate best practices and to facilitate the discussion on interoperability.

OpenAIRE develops a framework for a European-wide network of repositories to support the implementation of the EU’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) Open Access Pilot and the ERC Scientific Council’s Guidelines for Open Access. The three-year project builds up a portal and e-infrastructure for repository networks, supports researchers in depositing their publications and explores data management services.

In this session you will have the opportunity to meet members and partners of both initiatives to join the discussion about areas for collaboration.

Call-for-Papers - 2nd DL.org Workshop: Making Digital Libraries Interoperable

Making Digital Libraries Inter

operable, 9-10 September 2010, during the 14th European Conference on Digital Libraries (ECDL2010), Glasgow, Scotland, UK


Workshop Theme

The central theme of the 2nd DL.org Workshop will be "Digital Library Interoperability".
Interoperability is a multi-layered and very context-specific concept. It encompasses different levels along a multidimensional spectrum. The Workshop will address this difficult problem from several perspectives: content, user, functionality, policy, quality, and architecture. Many of the above facets include open research issues. This Workshop will highlight the several dimensions of the problem and indicate new research directions.



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CFP - Third Workshop on Very Large Digital Libraries @ ECDL 2010

The Call for Papers of the Third Workshop on Very Large Digital Libraries is now open. Deadline for submission is 25th of June, 2010. Click here for more information...

Chalmers - first Swedish university with an Open Access mandate

Chalmers University of Technology is the first Swedish university to decide on a strict Open Access policy.

The policy  applies from January 1, 2010.

"All research published by Chalmers' researchers must be made available in an open archive, normally within six months of publication although no later than 12 months. This means that researchers at Chalmers must submit a full-text copy of all their publications in electronic form to the Chalmers Publication Library (CPL)."

Chalmers press release: http://www.chalmers.se/en/sections/about_chalmers/policies-rules/open-access-policy