After a long consultation period, we are pleased to introduce the new version of the OpenAIRE Guidelines for Literature repositories.
The Guidelines are intended to guide repository managers to expose to OpenAIRE open access and non-open access publications together with funding information, where applicable.
They have been gradually improved over the past year, having incorporated comments and feedback received from partners and other initiatives, and the recent developments in OpenAIRE, such as the new Content Acquisition Policy.
What's new?The Guidelines for Literature Repository Managers v 4.0 introduce the following major changes:
- Aplication profile and schema based on Dublin Core and DataCite, including a new OAI-metadataPrefix
- Support of identifier schemes for authors, organisations, funders, and scholarly resources
- Introduction of COAR Controlled Vocabularies
- Compliance with the OpenAIRE Content Acquisition Policy
How does this affect you?
By implementing the OpenAIRE Guidelines you enable authors who deposit publications in your repository to fulfill the EC Open Access requirements, and eventually, the requirements of other (national or international) funders with whom OpenAIRE cooperates. Incorporating publications into the OpenAIRE infrastructure for discoverability, and utilising value-added services provided by the OpenAIRE portal are also feasible.
In the coming months, OpenAIRE will foster a swift implementation of the Guidelines in the two major repository platforms, DSpace and EPrints.
Want to learn more?
Have a look at the webinar introducing the new version of these guidelines and also consult the full-text guidelines.