Working towards a global open access repositories network for a networked scholarship

Alicia Lopez Medina, Katharina Müller
2013 Zenodo  
The World Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR) is a young, fast growing association of repository initiatives and networks uniting and representing almost 100 institutions worldwide (Europe, Asia, Latin and Northern America). Our mission is to facilitate greater visibility and application of research outputs through global networks of open access repositories based on interoperability and international cooperation. Activities are guided by four strategic directions: 1. To promote
more » ... development of a global, sustainable network of open access repositories as key element of the evolving international scientific information infrastructure, including social sciences and humanities, in support of excellence in research and education 2. To provide support for the OA repository community from institutions, countries, regions and disciplines, through international cooperation and information sharing 3. To define and promote interoperability, standards, and infrastructure policies 4. To stimulate the development and take-up of user added-value services on top of the repositories The poster presents COAR's aims, activities and projects in order to promote opportunities for collaboration and presents the benefits of membership in COAR for institutions especially, but not only in developing countries in terms of support, visibility and integration into the global knowledge net-work.
doi:10.5281/zenodo.1745456 fatcat:yte2dtqhnzepvj5yt2jnjg5og4