Brief report of the 2016 Chinese Institutional Repository Conference and launch of the new repository group in China, CHAIR

(19 October 2016) The 4th annual Chinese Institutional Repository Conference took place in Chongqing, China on September 21-22, 2016, with the theme of “Rich functions and extended roles for institutional repositories”. The conference was jointly organized by National Science Library, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and CIRG (Chinese institutional repository implementation group), and Chongqing University Library. It attracted over 330 registered participants, reflecting the growing interest in repositories in the Chinese library community. Zhu Qiang, University Librarian from Peking University, announced the launch of the China Academic Institutional Repository, CHAIR, a federation of 33 universities, which will enable greater information sharing and collaborative work among repositories across the Chinese universities.

COAR has an account of the meeting.