“The SFU Library is pleased to announce that the European Union’s OpenAIRE Research Graph — one of the largest databases of open access scholarly citations worldwide — now includes metadata from Canada’s Federated Research Data Repository (FRDR). The OpenAIRE Research Graph can be searched and browsed via the OpenAIRE Explore portal.
By depositing data into FRDR, faculty, graduate students, and other researchers now expose their research to the global community using the OpenAIRE Explore database….”
“OpenAIRE Research Graph is an open resource that aggregates a collection of research data properties (metadata, links) available within the OpenAIRE Open Science infrastructure for funders, organizations, researchers, research communities and publishers to interlink information by using a semantic graph database approach….
It is available for download and re-use as CC-BY (due to some input sources whose license is CC-BY); parts of the graphs can be re-used as CC-0; provenance is tracked at the level of the records and, when these are the result of full-text mining, of the properties (provenance also includes an indicator of trust, in the range [0..1])….
Metadata and links are collected from data sources, such as institutional/data/software repositories, publishers, registries, and re-distributed to such sources via brokering services….
Abstracts, full-texts of Open Access publications and links are processed by several algorithms that infer new links and enrich the graph….”
“As we move towards what we hope will be a loosening of lockdown and a reduction in the risk from the coronavirus itself, we are starting to see the wider damage that has been done to our HE sector and our economy as a whole. We do not know what the new normal will be, or when that stability will arise. Institutions have different ideas as to how they might work over the next year, but prominent amongst all of them is an increased reliance on remote access, remote presence, and serious and sustained cost saving. There will be increased pressure on libraries to show enhanced support at reduced cost. Open access is at the heart of all of these issues. We will continue to work hard to give our members the best value we can in our services to save them time and money in dealing with open access issues. As reported here, Jisc is returning to renegotiate national publisher contracts in line with the changed environment. We have completed the first round of supplier evaluations for the repository dynamic purchasing system to try and identify the best value for members. We are working across services to help members in policy compliance and improve system efficiency and workflows. As ever, contact us if we can assist you through our services, advice, relationships or information and we will do our best to help….”
“he Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) is pleased to announce the availability of a plug-in to support new OpenAIRE guidelines in DSpace 5 & 6. The plug-in, developed by 4Science, a Certified Partner of DSpace, enables institutions using DSpace 5 & 6 to support OpenAIRE Guidelines for Literature Repositories, Version 4.
Comprehensive, interoperable metadata is an important aspect for discovery and to support other value added services for repositories. As such, several regional repository networks including Europe, Latin America and Canada have agreed to adopt OpenAIRE metadata guidelines in order to align the metadata across their networks and include ORCID for authors’ identification. The adoption of OpenAIRE metadata guidelines is also recommended for repositories that are complying with Plan S.
This development is part of an international collaboration between OpenAIRE, CARL and the Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR) to improve discovery and tracking of Canadian research outputs. The work on this plug-in was led by Queen’s University, and funded by several Canadian research libraries: Queen’s University, Université de Montréal, Université Laval, University of British Columbia, University of Saskatchewan, Vancouver Island University, and York University….”
“The OpenAIRE Policy and Legal Task Force is organising a webinar focusing on recent developments around Plan S. In particular, the webinar will cover the mapping exercise of a national Plan S compliant OA Policy in Ireland. We will also discuss new developments in Plan S, and we will offer practical advice to national stakeholders in complying with Plan S provisions.
OpenAIRE is happy to welcome as guest speakers Niamh Brennan and Johan Rooryck….”
“The DSpace Leadership Group, the DSpace Committers and LYRASIS are proud to announce that DSpace 7.0 Beta 1 is now available for download and testing. Beta1 is the first of several scheduled Beta releases provided for community feedback and to introduce the new features of the 7.0 platform. As a Beta release, we do not recommend installing this version in production. Rather, we ask that you consider installing it in a test environment, try it out, and report back any issues or bugs you notice….”
The “Good Practice Exchange” (GPE) program of OpenAIRE is aimed to support National Open Access Desks colleagues (NOADs) and consortium members in 2020 to visit another consortium partner to exchange and learn about Open Science aspects, such as “Embedding Open Science Practices”, “Open Science Policy and its Practical Alignment in an Institutional Context”, “National Coordination of Open Science and Research Data Management”, and “Repository Operation and Metadata Management Best Practices”.?
Bielefeld University Library in Germany (UNIBI) was the first of four partners to host a GPE workshop from 4 – 5 February 2020. Because of UNIBIs role in OpenAIRE regarding the aggregation management of metadata from data sources and its transformation into the OpenAIRE research graph UNIBI was predestinated for the topic ”Repository operation and metadata management best practices”.?
“The event was organized by the Iseraeli OpenAIRE NOAD Dr. Simcha Meir along with the libraries and information system department of BIU. With around 180 attendees, mainly librarians and researchers from all universities, and also a large number of colleges, representatives from various funding organizations: the Planning and Budgeting Committee (PBC), who is responsible for funding the Israeli system of higher education, was along with the Israel Science Foundation (ISF), the largest funding agency in Israel, and the Ministry of Science, with whom discussions on how to create an open science policy are ongoing, were some of the funding organizations that attended….”
“The Library & Information Center of the University of Crete was the host of the 25th Panhellenic Academic Libraries Conference “Academic Libraries and Open Science” that was held on 10-11 October 2019 at the University of Crete (Rethymno). In addition, on Wednesday, October 9, an OpenAIRE pre-conference workshop took place titled “Workshop on Open Science Policies at Higher Education Institutions: From Theory to Practice”….
Elli focused on five basic areas: (a) Open Science: definition and benefits, (b) The European institutional framework and the recent developments, (c) The OpenAIRE role in Europe and in Greece, (d) Open Science in Greece: the present and the future, (e) Next steps.
The next presentation held from Iliana Araka (HEAL-Link/ OpenAIRE). Iliana spoke about the “Rectors’ Conference Declaration on Open Science in Universities, HEAL-Links’ and librarians’ role into the formation and implementation of open science policies”.
In other worlds, she tried to explain paragraph by paragraph the decision of the Rectors’ Council, which is the first formal Declaration on open access in Greek universities. Additionally, she attempted to link the meaning of “open access”, “open research data”, “citizen science” and “open science” to the role of the modern library….”