OpenAIRE Guidelines: Update for Data Providers
OpenAIRE has developed into an open access publications infrastructure, as well as making visible funded research outcomes (at present EC-FP7 and Wellcome Trust). We now aggregate from 450 data providers, including many institutional repositories.
Why is my repository registered in OpenAIRE?
When your repository is harvested by OpenAIRE, you will comply with the European Commission’s policy on Open Access, as well as the upcoming Horizon2020 mandate. All open access records, and records (closed or open) with funding information attached will be made more visible via OpenAIRE. This will assist the monitoring of OA policies.
So what has changed?
1 - During 2014, all the DRIVER Open Access repositories were brought into OpenAIRE. This merging of OA data with FP7 materials will form a large, more comprehensive knowledge-space.
2 - OpenAIRE is also starting to support a wider range of scholarly resources and research information (see the content acquisition policy
). To this extent, OpenAIRE now harvests CRIS systems and research data sets. Links to the OpenAIRE guidelines can be found below.
3 - For literature repositories, OpenAIRE now specifies different status of compatibility depending on the guidelines version and the exposed content via OAI-Sets.
What can I do to ensure and improve OpenAIRE compatibility?
Please carefully analyse the proper version of the OpenAIRE guidelines, especially the metadata and vocabulary application profile, OAI-PMH usage instructions and available examples, and search for useful info about OpenAIRE compatibility improvements for your software repository platform.
For more comprehensive support, please access the recordings and slides from the last webinars on OpenAIRE compatibility for repository platforms: Proprietary platforms: slides
; EPrints platforms: slides
; DSpace platforms: slides
(access also to the slides
on the OR2014 conference workshop).
To test your OpenAIRE guidelines compatibility you can use the OpenAIRE validator.
Are the guidelines backwards-compatible?
Yes. Latest schema guarantees backwards-compatibility with previous versions. As the OpenAIRE OAI set has been renamed from ‘ec_fundedresources’ to ‘openaire’, the OpenAIRE infrastructure ensures the continuity of harvesting EC funded resources content based on the old set, and specifically those repositories are identified as OpenAIRE 2.0 compatible.
How can I update information about my repository in OpenAIRE?
Your repository should be registered in OpenDOAR
. If needed, you can request an update of the name of your repository, supported languages, OAI-BaseURL, administrative contact email.
Using the OpenAIRE validator service
you can update the OpenAIRE guidelines compatibility level and information about the OAI-BaseURl and OAI-Sets OpenAIRE should harvest from.
Where can I find more information?