GrandIR provides technical support to institutional repository projects in universities and research centres. Repositories are databases of self-produced research works which the abovementioned institutions offer in an Open Access way, that is, freely available via the Internet.
GrandIR aims to offer these repositories, either running or still in project, a whole series of support services for contributing to their development along their different implementation stages. GrandIR intends thus to become a technological partner to those projects interested in having a support service, as well as to the Open Access and repository community as a whole.
With these goals in mind, GrandIR will work along the following three main lines:
- Providing support for setting up and developing Open Access repositories, plus related services
- Organizing technical sessions for the repository and Open Access community
- Promoting Open Access-related initiatives, such as repositories and digital libraries, in developing countries in an international cooperation framework
ORCID webinar via SocialBiblio
Next May 29th a webinar on ORCID will be held within the activities the SocialBiblio platform is programming for this quarter. The webinar, whose title is "ORCID: a final solution to author identification issues?" will deal with ORCID advantages for authors and institutions and will describe the process for its implementation at early adopting institutions in Spain.
COAR Annual Meeting 2013 in Istanbul
The 4th COAR Annual Meeting will be held at the Özyeğin University Library in Istanbul on May 7-8. The event will provide a good opportunity for COAR members, partners and invited guests to discuss issues such as CRIS/IR interoperability, institutional research data management, author IDs/ORCID or impact metrics and repositories (see event programme).
ORCID Outreach meeting next May
The first 2013 ORCID Outreach meeting will be held in Oxford (UK) next May 23rd, where the progress of the initiative and its plans for 2013 will be presented. The event will run together with a Symposium on Research Attribution co-organised with Dryad and an ORCID Codefest for developers focused on "Connections".