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Easy depositing tool Dissemin incorporated in HAL

Easy depositing tool Dissemin incorporated in HAL

Dissemin is a tool encouraging researchers to publish their publications in open access. It allows researchers to measure the accessibility of their publications and put those which are not available yet, online in a few clicks. No need to manually enter the metadata (title, authors or other identifiers), these are automatically filled in by Dissemin. […]

2016 has been productive for OpenAIRE – check out some of the newest Data Providers (September-December 2016)

2016 has been productive for OpenAIRE – check out some of the newest Data Providers (September-December 2016)

2016 has been productive for OpenAIRE! The OpenAIRE information space continues its consistent and significant growth; now includes 17,755,385 publications, 31,752 datasets from 5,843 data sources (repositories, data archives, OA journals, publication and data aggregators…). Specifically, the open access content linked to project funding information has massively increased, as well the number of OpenAIRE compatible […]

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 […]

The number of OpenAIRE data providers is constantly growing – check out some of the newest in 2016

The number of OpenAIRE data providers is constantly growing – check out some of the newest in 2016

The OpenAIRE information space continues its regular and considerable growth. The OpenAIRE portal now includes almost 18 million records, over 16 million Open Access publications and 23629 datasets from 760 compatible data providers (www.openaire.eu/search/find). Take a look at some data providers that have recently contributed to increase the number of Open Access documents (new data […]

After SSRN: Hallmarks of trust for subject repositories

After SSRN: Hallmarks of trust for subject repositories

On Tuesday 17th May, the scholarly communications community on Twitter erupted at the news that publishing giant Elsevier had acquired the Social Science Research Network (SSRN), a pre-print and publishing community focusing on social sciences and law. The acquisition seems designed to continue Elsevier’s move away from a content-driven business strategy towards one oriented on services and […]

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 […]

RIAN OpenAIRE Day and Workshop

RIAN OpenAIRE Day and Workshop

An OpenAIRE Day and Workshop will take place in Dublin on the 27th of November 2015. This day is being sponsored by the RIAN Board and organised by the RIAN Technical & Communications Group. Who should attend? Repository Managers, Librarians, Data Managers & Funders Why you should attend? Understand funder perspectives. Learn how to comply […]

Developing the first Open Peer Review Module for Institutional Repositories

Developing the first Open Peer Review Module for Institutional Repositories

Why aren’t articles on arXiv or any other open access repository formally credited as publications? What is it exactly that separates open access repositories from publishers? The simple answer is that publications in journals come with an amorphous quality indicator associated with the journal’s perceived prestige. Articles posted on a repository on the other hand, […]

„Scientific repositories in Poland – challenges and chances” – organized by the Open Science Platform in Warsaw

„Scientific repositories in Poland – challenges and chances” – organized by the Open Science Platform in Warsaw

Nearly 40 repository managers, representing close to all repositories in Poland, gathered in Warsaw on April 27, 2015, for a one-day workshop entitled „Scientific repositories in Poland – challenges and chances”. The workshop was organized by the Open Science Platform – an initiative of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Mathematical and Computational Modelling at the University […]

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