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Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR) Launches Web Site

Goettingen, Germany The Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR) is pleased to announce the launch of its new website at: The website includes fresh content, added Web2.0 functionality, and an updated look and feel.

The site reflects a great deal of input from members. In particular, it includes:

Online discussions hosted by working groups such as the Interoperability Forum
Published documents by COAR working groups, such as The Case for Interoperability for Open Access Repositories, a new Open Access briefing paper
A global map of COAR’s members and partners
Announcements of upcoming events
Links to the COAR Facebook page and Twitter presence
RSS feeds to new content

Norbert Lossau, chairperson of COAR, comments “We are delighted to launch the new COAR website. We feel that the new infrastructure will be extremely valuable as COAR expands its membership and leaves us better prepared to meet future needs.”

If you are interested in collaborating with COAR please contact the COAR Office at  
About COAR

COAR, the Confederation of Open Access Repositories, is a young association of repository initiatives launched in October 2009, uniting over 60 members and partner organisations from 24 countries from throughout Europe, Latin America, Asia, and North America. Its mission is to enhance greater visibility and application of research outputs through global networks of Open Access digital repositories. More information about COAR and its members and partners is available at the COAR web site.