by Leonidas Pispiringas, Scholarly Communication Technical Expert, OpenAIRE
The annual International Open Repositories Conference play an imperative role in the Open Science and the digital preservation landscape. As the Open repositories committee states, “Open Repositories Conference provides participants with an informal look at current community practices and future repository trends combined with collegial networking opportunities. This dynamic makes this conference the preferred event for people who have on-the-ground responsibilities for stewarding digital resources”.
Therefore, it has always been about bringing together people from across the world to support each other, develop solutions that benefit all stakeholders and enable transactions through an open network of ideas based on egalitarian values. Through a format that blends all the major vendors that are involved in governing and developing open source software for repositories and also other interest group meetings with general conference sessions covering cross-cutting issues, the international Open Repositories Conference creates opportunities to explore the challenges faced by the global scholarly and preservation communities on the basis of the Open Science landscape and its pillars.
Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, Open Repositories held the annual international conferences virtually. The Open Repositories 2022 Conference in Denver, Colorado, was the first physical conference since 2019 and the main topic has been about building trust and collaborations among key-aspect stakeholders of the Open Repositories landscape.
OpenAIRE, as an important Open Scholarly Communication Infrastructure, actively participated in the Open Repositories Conference 2022 by presenting three services :
These services are based on the OpenAIRE Research Graph, an infrastructure that builds and openly publishes one of the largest datasets of product-project-funder links.
OpenAIRE has also participated in collaboration with 4science on the Poster design for the EOSC DIH ELD Advance project. OpenAIRE ELD - Enrich Local Data via the OpenAIRE Graph released two new services: the Data Correction and the Publication Claim. 4Science proposes to complete the task and make these OpenAIRE services available out-of-the-box in the latest releases of DSpace as it was already done in DSpace-CRIS, for the international community of adopters, in collaboration with the OpenAIRE team.