Tag Archives: repository

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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Reading into the future in China

(8 June 2018) The National Library of China is building a new book repository to protect China’s ancient literary treasures – and its cultural heritage – for future generations. Wang Kaihao reports. China is preparing to build a “Noah’s Ark” for precious books and documents from ancient times, an official from the National Library of […]


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National Academy of Medicine launches one of most comprehensive online resource hubs on clinician burnout and well-being

(22 March 2018) The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) today launched the Clinician Well-Being Knowledge Hub, a comprehensive online repository for health system leaders, clinicians, and trainees that contains resources highlighting promising approaches for combating clinician burnout, such as research and news articles, toolkits, peer-reviewed literature, and reports. More than half of U.S. physicians experience […]


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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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EIFL OA workshops in Myanmar

(19 October 2017) EIFL will host workshops for open access (OA) working groups and librarians from three Myanmar universities that are adopting OA policies and setting up OA institutional repositories. The three universities – Yangon University of Economics, Yadanabon University and Yezin Agricultural University – will use the opportunity to finalize OA policy documents, ensure […]


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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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Taylor & Francis Group partners with the Center for Science Communication, National Natural Science Foundation of China to share open access research in China

(23 August 2017) A new Memorandum of Understanding between Taylor & Francis Group and the Center for Science Communication, National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) will see content and metadata from Taylor & Francis’ fully Open Access journals deposited in the NSFC repository. The partnership will enable wider discovery of Open Access journal content […]


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Core Competencies for Scholarly Communication Librarians published

(21 August 2017) The NASIG Core Competencies for Scholarly Communication Librarians have been approved and adopted by the NASIG Executive Board. They are now available at the NASIG web site at https://goo.gl/94eisN. This document describes the skills that librarians need to work in the highly collaborative environment related to digital scholarship and scholarly communications in […]


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DPLA launches open-source Spark OAI Harvester

(16 August 2017) The Digital Public Library of America is launching an open-source tool for fast, large-scale data harvests from OAI repositories. The tool uses a Spark distributed processing engine to speed up and scale up the harvesting operation, and to perform complex analysis of the harvested data. It is helping DPLA to improve internal workflows […]


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Jagdish Arora and Manoj Kumar win ETD Leadership Award

(7 August 2017) NDLTD is pleased to announce that Dr. Jagdish Arora and Mr. Manoj Kumar won the ETD Leadership Award for their dedicated work on the Shodhganga thesis repository in India. Their joint analysis, planning, design and implementation of the repository began when there was hardly a digital or digitized thesis available in the area. The repository has […]


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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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GRAFT search tool updated

(28 March 2016)  JURN’s GRAFT search tool has updated. Now searching across 4,644 repositories, fulltext and records alike, using a Google Custom Search, GRAFT uses a unique source list of URLs that has been thoroughly de-duplicated, cleaned and tested for viability. The announcement is here.


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COAR guidelines for assessing publisher repository services

(4 November 2015) COAR is happy to present its new guidelines for assessing publisher repository services. The guidelines contain criteria that will help repositories make decisions about whether or not to adopt the different services being offered by publishers to the repository community. They were developed in consultation with the COAR Executive Board and the […]


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COAR Interoperability Roadmap published

(5 February 2015) The COAR Roadmap: Future Directions for Repository Interoperability has been published. The roadmap identifies important trends and their associated action points for the repository community and will assist COAR in identifying priority interoperability areas in the future. The preparation of the roadmap was spearheaded by Friedrich Summann from Bielefeld University in Germany, with support from […]


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SCOAP3 repository launches in beta

(17 February 2014) This beta version of the SCOAP3 repository contains all articles funded by SCOAP3 in several formats, including PDF, PDF/A and XML. All articles are published under a CC-BY license and can be freely downloaded and further disseminated. The repository metadata is also available under a CC0 license. Around 500 articles per month appear in the repository, […]


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