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COAR - News digest
We are delighted to present some recent news and developments about COAR:
New Executive Director starting
in April 2012 - our congratulations to Alicia López Medina of Universidad
Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED),
v A warm welcome to all new members and groups!
v “A Roadmap for Open Access Repository Interoperability” is currently drafted by members of the Working Group on Interoperability. Watch out for more news in the coming weeks!
v An international task force on licenses is currently set up bringing together experts and practitioners, coordinated by COAR. It aims to improve the uptake of open access through direct agreements with publishers.
v Find useful information on National Helpdesks worldwide and reading resources on the COAR website compiled by the Working Group on Repository Support and Training.
Read more about COAR’s activities in the Spring newsletter at http://www.coar-repositories.org/news-and-events/newsletter/
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