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The OpenAIRE Guidelines for Literature Repository Managers.

Initially, the requirements of the OpenAIRE infrastructure, and the previous versions of the OpenAIRE Guidelines, were established to support and monitor the implementation of the FP7 OA pilot. However, this version of the Guidelines, according to the expansion of the aims of the OpenAIRE project and infrastructure, has a broader scope. In fact, these guidelines are intended to guide repository manager to expose to the OpenAIRE infrastructure not only EC funded publications, but also other Open Access publications, regardless of their funding.

So, by implementing these Guidelines, repository managers will not only be enabling authors who deposit publications in their repository to fulfill the EC Open Access requirements, and eventually also the requirements of other (national or international) funders with whom OpenAIRE cooperates, but also incorporating their publications into the OpenAIRE infrastructure for discoverability and utilizing value-added services provided by the OpenAIRE portal.  Read more…


OpenAIRE Guidelines for CRIS Managers Released.

We are happy to announce the publication of the OpenAIRE Guidelines for CRIS Managers.The newly revised OpenAIRE Guidelines site points to the three OpenAIRE Guidelines: Literature Repositories, Data Repositories and now CRIS systems. The Guidelines specify the interoperability layer between Current Research Information Systems (CRIS) and the OpenAIRE infrastructure. The information interchange is based on the Common European Research Information Format (CERIF) data model, the CERIF XML exchange format, and the OAI-PMH protocol. These Guidelines are intended mainly for implementers and administrators of CRIS who plan to communicate research information to OpenAIRE. Using these Guidelines will be an effective way to comply with both existing and emerging Open Access mandates. Besides, additional visibility for the work of the researchers in their institutions will be gained. Read …

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