"The Current State of Open Access Repository Interoperability (2012)"
The Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR) has just released its report on "The Current State of Open Access Repository Interoperability". The report provides an overview of the current interoperability landscape in its first section, describing available services in eight areas: metadata harvesting, usage statistics, cross-system content transfer, unique identifiers, enhancing visibility, support services for repository networks, repository embedding and management of complex digital objects. Section 2 offers further details on specific initiatives designed to support these areas of work.
'Building Institutional RDM Services' JISC/DCC Workshop in Nottingham
A JISC RDM Programme Progress Workshop was jointly held by JISC and DCC in Nottingham on Oct 24-25. The workshop programme featured thematic sessions on eight key components in an institutional RDM service and infrastructure, from Institutional Data Policies to Business case and Data catalogues. JISC MRD projectsl delivered updates on their work along these thematic lines.
OAW Webinar at RSP Nottingham - EVENT CANCELLED
The webinar on "Open Access and the UK funders' policies", which was planned to be held on Thu Oct 25th, as part of the 6th Open Access Week events organised by the Repositories Support Project (RSP) has been cancelled. The event will be held on a future date.
Open Access Week activity by GrandIR
A talk was delivered by GrandIR on Monday Oct 22nd at the Basque Country University (UPV/EHU) within its Open Access Week activities. The talk was called "New Open Access and IR Worklines" and dealt with CRIS/IR integration, Research Data Management and the recently launched ORCID service.
ODIN Project Kick-off Meeting
On Oct 18th the ORCID and DataCite Interoperability Network (ODIN) European Project will hold its kick-off meeting at the Kalkscheune in Berlin. The 12-month ODIN Project aims to build on the success of DataCite and ORCID by designing an 'awareness layer' for persistent author and object identifiers, thereby reducing technical, cultural and logistical barriers to the accessibility, attribution and trust of data.
ORCID about to launch its service
The ORCID service was officially launched on Oct 15th during the ORCID meeting to be held next week at the Humboldt-Universität in Berlin. On Oct 17th an ORCID Outreach Working Group meeting is held at HU where all issues related to this Author ID and its implementation will be discussed