January 17, 2018

Open Access: Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) and OpenAire Announces Collaboration

From the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL):

2018-01-11_12-58-00The Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) is pleased to announce the launch of an important collaboration with OpenAIRE, the European Commission funded services that support open access and open science in Europe.

The aim of the collaboration is to use the OpenAIRE services to identify Canadian open access content. The work, which is part of a large 3-year, 10 million Euro project, will provide the community with a better understanding about what Canadian-funded publications are openly available, and ensure that Canada is directly engaged in discussions around the leading-edge functionalities for open science that are evolving rapidly.

This collaboration will involve working with OpenAIRE, local repositories and journals, as well as the Canadian research funders to ensure that the necessary information about authors, funders and institutions is included in the metadata of related publications. OpenAIRE will then aggregate this information into its large database, and provide analysis and different views of the subset of the content affiliated with Canadian funders or institutions.

The collaboration is being coordinated by the Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR), which is working towards greater alignment of repository networks across the world.

Read the Complete Announcement

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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