Monday, January 9, 2017

The Directory of Open Access Repositories - OpenDOAR; Sherpa, openaire

OpenDOAR is an authoritative directory of academic open access repositories. Each OpenDOAR repository has been visited by project staff to check the information that is recorded here. This in-depth approach does not rely on automated analysis and gives a quality-controlled list of repositories.

Typically OpenDOAR lists publication repositories, as this is the basis for most repositories. However, OpenDOAR also lists other types, for example of images or data-sets, particularly where these have metadata or documentation sufficient to make the material re-usable.

Note that repositories listed in OpenDOAR are not necessarily OAI-PMH compliant. OAI-PMH is widely used for facilitating search of open access materials, but use of OAI-PMH is not synonymous with open access itself.

Common reasons for not listing a site in OpenDOAR include (but are not limited to):

  • Site is repeatedly inaccessible
  • Site is an eJournal (Open Access or otherwise - See DOAJ)
  • Site contains no Open Access materials
  • Site contains metadata (bibliographic) references only or solely links to external sites
  • Site is actually a library catalogue or collection of locally accessible e-books
  • Site requires login to access any material (gated access) - even if freely offered
  • Site is a proprietary database or journal that requires a subscription to access

OpenDOAR is one of the SHERPA Services including RoMEO and JULIET, run by the Centre for Research Communcations (CRC).

autres activités du CRC

Open Access Infrastructure Research for Europe
When your content is harvested by OpenAIRE, you automatically comply with the EC’s policies on Open Access.

Data repositories: based on the latest DataCite XML Schema


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