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COAR: Enhancing research visibility through Open Access repositories
COAR: Enhancing research visibility through Open Access repositories
COAR: Enhancing research visibility through Open Access repositories
COAR: Enhancing research visibility through Open Access repositories
COAR: Enhancing research visibility through Open Access repositories
COAR: Enhancing research visibility through Open Access repositories
COAR: Enhancing research visibility through Open Access repositories
COAR: Enhancing research visibility through Open Access repositories
COAR: Enhancing research visibility through Open Access repositories
COAR: Enhancing research visibility through Open Access repositories
COAR: Enhancing research visibility through Open Access repositories
COAR: Enhancing research visibility through Open Access repositories
COAR: Enhancing research visibility through Open Access repositories
COAR: Enhancing research visibility through Open Access repositories
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COAR: Enhancing research visibility through Open Access repositories

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The objective of this webinar is to provide an overview of COAR and its activities in support of the development of a global network of repositories. The vision of COAR is to build a seamless …

The objective of this webinar is to provide an overview of COAR and its activities in support of the development of a global network of repositories. The vision of COAR is to build a seamless knowledge infrastructure through a global Open Access repository network. COAR pursues its vision through an active community of members engaged in working and interest groups, advocacy activities, and training opportunities. The webinar will showcase the work of COAR, the benefits of being part of the organization, collaborative activities, and achievements of COAR.

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  • 1. 1 Towards a global network of open access repositories for research and scholarship Kathleen Shearer, Executive Director, COAR Agricultural Information Management Standards Webinar April 3, 2014
  • 2. Global trend towards open access G8 Science Ministers Statement
  • 3. Growing international collaboration in research
  • 4. Scientific data
  • 5. COAR’s Vision 6 …will enhance the provision, visibility and use of research outputs A global knowledge infrastructure, built upon a network of open access digital repositories
  • 6. • Founded in Ghent, Belgium, October 21, 2009 (with 28 members), evolved out of the European DRIVER Project (EC, FP7) • Currently more than 100 member institutions (from 35 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, Northern and Latin-America) • We are a very light weight organization (equivalant to 1.5 fulltime employees) • Membership is very diverse: • Universities/libraries • Federations/associations • Research institutions • Governmental organisations, research funders • Technology/Infrastructure development • Service providers • Intergovernmental organisations About COAR
  • 7. COAR’s Principles • Global: COAR focuses on the needs and issue of interest of repositories across the world • Sensitive to local differences: COAR recognizes of the diversity of repositories globally • Strategic: Bringing together policy makers and regional networks to work for a future vision of repositories • Grass roots: COAR’s activities are driven by the active engagement of its members and based on their interest and priorities • Synergistic: COAR support the adoption of common approaches to policies, metadata schemas, vocabularies, etc. 8
  • 8. Working Group 1: Repository Content •Promote emerging and best practices in content recruitment •Identify and support the development of overlay and value-added services •Publication: “Incentives, Integration, and Mediation: Sustainable Practices for Populating Repositories” (Disponible en espanol) Related Groups Open Access Agreements and Licenses Task Force - Monitoring, evaluating and promoting the implementation of effective open access agreements and licenses •Report: “Open Access Clauses in Publishers’ Licenses – Current State and Lessons Learned” Repository Impact and Visibility Interest Group - Explore and document existing approaches for maximizing repository visibility and develop new strategies that can be adopted around the globe Linked data - Metadata optimization - Marketing strategies for repositories 9
  • 9. Working Group 2: Repository Interoperability •Define and promote interoperability, standards and infrastructure policies •Interoperability Roadmap: identify emerging issues and trends for repository interoperability and determine priorities for focusing future interoperability efforts. Related Task Forces and Interest Groups Interest Group “Usage Data and beyond” - Collecting experiences from several projects in order to standardise the transfer protocol and data format Interest Group “Controlled Vocabulary for Repository Assets” - Maintain and develop a common vocabulary for repositories 10
  • 10. Working Group 3: Repository and Repository Networks Support and Training • Facilitates a community of professionals through a global forum for the exchange of information and experiences • Collects and shares training materials developed elsewhere • Produces training events: webinars, workshops, etc. Related Task Forces and Interest Groups • Joint Task Force on Librarians' Competencies in support of e-Research and Scholarly Communication - outline the competencies needed by librarians in this evolving environment (by ARL, CARL, COAR & LIBER). 11
  • 11. 12 RDA LongTail of Research Data Interest Group • Sharing practices for managing long tail research data Other Activities Repository Observatory • To help open access repositories to anticipate and respond the constant state of rapid evolution. • Identify trends and future scenarios in the context of the use of repositories in research and education
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