COAR: The Confederation of Open Access Repositories is a not-for-profit association of repository initiatives launched in October 2009. It aims to enhance greater visibility and application of research output through global networks of Open Access digital repositories.
DART Europe: The DART-Europe portal provides access to an ever-increasing collection of full text research theses from 300 universities sourced from 19 European countries.
DOAJ: The Directory of Open Access Journals aims to increase the visibility and ease of use of Open Access scientific and scholarly journals, thereby promoting their increased usage and impact. The DOAJ aims to be comprehensive and cover all OA scientific and scholarly journals that use a quality control system to guarantee the content.
DSpace: An Open Access digital repository software system released by MIT for archiving e-prints and other kinds of academic content.
Digital Commons: Allows users to search 70+ repositories worldwide.
OAIster: A search engine from the University of Michigan that harvests metadata from repositories and allows readers to perform seamless searches across them. Currently, over 20 million records have been harvested from over 1100 repositories.
OpenDOAR: An authoritative listing of over 1200 academic Open Access repositories. In addition, OpenDOAR provides tools and support to improve the quality of the repository infrastructure.
ROAR: The Registry of Open Access Repositories is a list of repositories maintained by Southampton University, including growth data.
ROMEO Project: A project that defined the archiving policies of publishers. For example:
|ROMEO Color||Archiving policy|
|white||archiving not formally supported|
|yellow||can archive preprint (i.e., pre-refereeing)|
|blue||can archive post-print (i.e., final draft post-refereeing)|
|green||can archive preprint and postprint|
RSP: The Repositories Support Project is a JISC (Joint Information Systems Committee) funded initiative to provide support for the growth and development of repositories. Although focused on the U.K., this resource should be of interest to anybody starting and maintaining a repository.
SHERPA: An international listing of open access publishers and copyright policies, plus journal index.
SPARC: “Scholarly Publishing and Academic Research Coalition.” Provides advocacy tools, services and webinars to support the implementation process.