Tag Archives: COAR

COAR and DuraSpace launch partnership

(6 June 2018) COAR (Confederation of Open Access Repositories) and DuraSpace are pleased to announce the launch of a collaborative partnership. Both organizations believe in a strong role for innovative open technologies to promote long-lasting and open access to digital data and information. In addition, we are jointly committed to supporting the adoption of repository […]


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Recording and the slides of the COAR webinar by Leslie Chan are available

(3 May 2018) The recording and the slides from today’s webinar entitled Open Access in the global South: Perspectives from the Open and Collaborative Science in Development Network are now available on Zenodo. Prof. Leslie Chan shared key lessons from OCSDNet which is a research network with scientists, development practitioners, community members and activists from 26 countries […]


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Technical recommendations for next generation repositories

(28 November 2017) In April 2016, the Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR) launched the Next Generation Repository Working Group to identify new functionalities and technologies for repositories. In this report, COAR presents the results of the work of this group, including recommendations for the adoption of new technologies, standards, and protocols that will help […]


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COAR Controlled Vocabularies infographic

(4 September 2017) An infographic is prepared for COAR Controlled Vocabularies which provides an overview about the group and helps to understand the basics about the COAR Controlled Vocabularies. It is placed on FAQs for Controlled Vocabularies web page and is free to use and distribute. The announcement is here.


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Asia OA

(10 June 2017) Asia OA is a special forum hosted by COAR in which members of the Asian open access community can share information, meet each other and build relationships. It has a mailing list and organizes meetings to facilitate greater exchange beyond national boundaries. This community is dedicated to people working in the academic […]


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Asia Open Access Regional Survey

COAR has published a new report, Asia Open Access Regional Survey (9 June 2017) The report presents the results of a survey of open access activities in Asia undertaken in early 2017. The continent of Asia is rapidly increasing in prominence on the world stage, both in terms of R&D as well as scientific production. […]


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International Accord strengthens ties between repository networks worldwide

(10 May 2017) On 8 May 2017, several regional and national repository networks and stakeholder groups formally endorsed an international accord that will lead to the greater alignment of repository networks around the world. The aim of the accord is to improve cooperation between national and regional repository networks by identifying common principles and areas […]


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Next generation repositories – now open for public comments

COAR is pleased to announce the publication of the initial outcomes of the COAR Next Generation Repositories Working Group for public comment. (7 February 2017) In April 2016, COAR launched a working group to help identify new functionalities and technologies for repositories and develop a road map for their adoption. For the past several months, […]


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Results of the COAR survey on research data management

(24 January 2017) Research data management is wide ranging and there are already many organizations active in this area. In December 2016, COAR conducted a survey in order to get a better understanding of the needs of our members in the area of research data management. There were 43 responses to the survey from around […]


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Slides and recording of COAR webinar on Publishing Controlled Vocabularies for Access and Reuse

(16 December 2016) Slides and the recording of the COAR webinar Publishing Controlled Vocabularies for Access and Reuse is now available at https://zenodo.org/record/205931#.WFO853dnl0s. For more about the webinar, please check the webinar website. The announcement is here.


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COAR announces webinar on controlled vocabularies

(30 November 2016) COAR has announced a webinar: Publishing Controlled Vocabularies for Access and Reuse which has Rowan Brownlee from the Australian National Data Service (ANDS) as a speaker. This webinar is initiated by COAR Controlled Vocabularies Interest Group (IGCV),  9am, Central European Time, 15 December 2016. More here.


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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia hosts Asia Open Access Summit 2016

(15 November 2016) On 14 and 15 November 2016, the Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR) (Community of Practice), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Malaysian Research and Education Network (MYREN) and SIFULAN organized the Asia Open Access Summit 2016 at INTEKMA Resort & Convention Centre. Many participants were the Open Access practitioners and academicians. More details, URL: http://ahmadfaizar.blogspot.my/2016/11/asia-open-access-summit-2016.html […]


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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 […]


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Release of COAR “Resource Type” vocabulary for open access repositories

(5 October 2016) COAR has announced the public release of the “Resource Type” Controlled Vocabulary for Open Access Repositories, version 1.1. This vocabulary articulates the different types of content available in repositories (and other scholarly systems) in a standardized way. The vocabulary will enhance cross-repository interoperability and is currently available in 12 languages – English, Catalan, Chinese, […]


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Joint statement about open access by COAR and UNESCO

10 May 2016) COAR and UNESCO have published a joint statement about open access which outlines some of the concerns around the drive towards APCs. The statement is aimed at policy makers and underscores the need for a variety of OA models to be implemented around the world “Open access is a global trend, with policies […]


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