January 24, 2023
OpenAIRE, LIBER, SPARC Europe and COAR launch joint strategy to strengthen the European Repository Network. OpenAIRE, LIBER, SPARC Europe, and COAR are launching a joint strategy aimed at strengthening the European repository network. Through this strategy we are committed to working together – and with other relevant organisations – to develop and execute an action plan that will reinforce and enhance repositories in Europe. As a first step, we will undertake a survey that will enable us to have a better understanding of the current repository landscape and identify priority areas of action. The survey will be available in February 2023. [Full Announcement].
November 1, 2022
New partnership between DOAJ and OpenAIRE will make research more accessible. DOAJ and OpenAIRE announced a new partnership which will promote collaboration and discovery between the two parties, by sharing metadata and enriching it. The collaboration aims to enhance the discoverability of the journals indexed in DOAJ in two ways: by enhancing DOAJ's article metadata with metadata from the OpenAIRE Research Graph; and by enabling OpenAIRE to include in the Research Graph the diverse range of journals that DOAJ indexes, thereby increasing the discovery of research in science, technology, medicine, social sciences, arts and humanities from all languages and countries. With this collaboration, DOAJ will become a service registered to the OpenAIRE Catalogue of Services and integrated into EOSC Resources Catalogue. [Full Announcement].
September 23, 2022
Developing Core Scholarly Infrastructure. Paolo Manghi, CTO of OpenAIRE, is co-leading an international team led by University of North Texas that has been awarded a $1.2 million grant from the Mellon Foundation to develop core scholarly infrastructure for the community governed sharing of quality, interoperable, open-access book usage data. The funding from the Mellon Foundation will support multi-stakeholder development and documentation of community norms pertaining to book usage data sharing and governance. Leveraging emerging European models for International Data Spaces, the team will facilitate book publishing, discovery and impact metric stakeholders in defining participation terms for organizations sharing or receiving usage data via the OA Book Usage Data Trust. [Full Announcement].