The Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR) announces the publication of the report, Incentives, Integration, and Mediation: Sustainable Practices for Populating Repositories. The report profiles a variety of successful practices for populating repositories collected from around the world.
There is an active, thriving community of open access repositories worldwide and their visibility is rising as funding agencies and governments implement open access policies. Still, repositories must continue to adopt strategies that demonstrate their value to the wider research community. The aim of this report is to assist the global repository community in implementing sustainable methods for recruiting content. The profiles were gathered from organizations across the globe, and represent a mixture of approaches involving the introduction of incentives/mandates; integration of the repository with other institutional services; and mediation of the deposit process. The practices reflect a tradition of innovation and openness in the repository community, and are characterized by creative approaches to staffing, imaginative software developments, and adoption of novel policies.
The report will also be available soon in Spanish.
COAR is a young, fast growing association of repository initiatives with a membership of over 100 institutions worldwide from 35 countries and 4 continents. Its mission is to enhance the visibility and application of research outputs through a global network of open access digital repositories. For more information about COAR, please visit the website www.coar-repositories.org