Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR) Posts Results of Membership Survey
From the COAR Website:
July/August 2018, COAR conducted a survey to better understand the value of the organization and identify priority activities for members in the coming years. This report provides the results of the survey, which will be shared with members and considered carefully by COAR as we revise and update the COAR Strategic Plan 2019-2021 and Work Plan 2019.
A Few of the Key Takeaways (From Membership Survey)
- The three biggest challenges related to repositories are (1) user engagement and getting content deposited, (2) awareness and visibility of repository, and (3) research data management.
- Members most value COAR for (1) staying up to date with current practices for repositories and (2) strengthening the role of repositories in scholarly communications in the scholarly communication/research landscape.
- Top three COAR activities are (1) next generation repositories, (2) research data management, and (3) interoperability and alignment.
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