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

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

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 […]

COAR counters reports of repositories’ demise

COAR counters reports of repositories’ demise

Guest post by Kathleen Shearer, Executive Director, COAR “The reports of our death have been greatly exaggerated” (to paraphrase Mark Twain) Last week COAR published a response to an article written by Richard Poynder on September 22, 2016. Although some of Richard Poynder’s comments definitely reflect the current reality, he made a number of other somewhat […]

COAR Annual Meeting 2016: The Role of Collaboration in Building a Global Knowledge Commons

COAR Annual Meeting 2016: The Role of Collaboration in Building a Global Knowledge Commons

On April 12 & 13 this year’s Annual Meeting and General Assembly of the Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR) took place in Vienna/Austria. Through a diverse mix of conference sessions, round-table discussions and open dialogue, the meeting pushed attendees to examine the future of repositories and the challenges and opportunities for international collaboration. Day […]

Joint COAR/SPARC conference “Connecting research results, bridging communities, opening scholarship”

Joint COAR/SPARC conference “Connecting research results, bridging communities, opening scholarship”

Co-hosted by the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) and the Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR) on April 14-16, 2015, the conference “Connecting research results, bridging communities, opening scholarship” , held in Porto, offered a thought-provoking programme with dynamic speakers from around the world to discuss the opportunities and challenges for libraries in a world […]

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