Jisc and COAR – along with regional networks LA Referencia (Latin America), LIBSENSE (Africa) and OpenAIRE (Europe) – are calling on all repositories to update their records in OpenDOAR during this Open Access Week.
Repositories are important infrastructure for open science. They advance equity and diversity in scholarly communications because they are localized and can respond to different users’ needs. They also exemplify the key role institutions play in preserving, curating, and making accessible content that would otherwise be unavailable to the world. A comprehensive and accurate directory of repositories is critical for demonstrating the breadth of the global repository network and to enable the adoption of value added services for repositories.
OpenDOAR is a global directory of Open Access repositories. With 5,751 registered repositories, it is a gateway to some of the world’s most valuable open access resources. And now that OpenDOAR’s metadata infrastructure has been streamlined to increase the quality and consistency of its records, it is easier for you to update the information about your repository. Further improvements will be coming in 2022.