May 19, 2022

COAR Releases New Guidelines for Assessing Publisher Repository Services

The new guidelines were posted today by the Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR).

From the COAR Website:

The guidelines contain criteria that will help repositories make decisions about whether or not to adopt the different services being offered by publishers to the repository community. They were developed in consultation with the COAR Executive Board and the Aligning Repository Networks Strategic Committee.

Direct to Guidelines (210 words)

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