Open Access Repositories in Transition: Strategies of Professionalization – FIS & EPub

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"In order to promote the professionalization of the repositories and support further development in the above-mentioned sense, the project “Professionalization of the open access repository infrastructure in Germany” (Pro OAR DE) started in October 2023. Located at the  Chair of Information Management  at the Institute for Library and Information Science ( IBI ) at Humboldt University in Berlin and funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), the project investigates open access repositories (OAR) in Germany in an open manner and collaborative approach.

To this end, the project addresses urgent problems in the operation of OAR (e.g. dealing with preprints or ensuring compliance with open access funding conditions). These problems are identified and analyzed in interviews and workshops. Based on the results achieved, the current challenges in operating the OAR will be addressed in networking forums with the community of open access professionals. The project cooperates with relevant projects and networks and takes up international developments. This will promote the development of best practices in the area of ​​information infrastructures at the national level and improve the networking of open access professionals.

The central result of the project will be practice-oriented recommendations as an impulse for the further development of a science-led open access culture. These recommendations will support scientific institutions in Germany in professionalizing their OAR. Strategic recommendations are also provided for management levels at universities and non-university institutions, decision-makers in funding organizations and stakeholders in science policy, which address the central role of the OAR in promoting open access based on national and international developments...."


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Date tagged:

03/13/2024, 15:49

Date published:

03/13/2024, 11:49