Monday, 11 January 2010

Register to update your details on ROAR

It is now possible to register for your own account on ROAR (Registry of Open Access Repositories) to enter and update details of your repository on the service. Through JISC funding the ROAR service has now been reworked into a repository itself so that ‘collecting, updating and editing information about repositories is now part of a familiar repository workflow.’

The stated aim of ROAR ‘is to promote the development of open access by providing timely information about the growth and status of repositories throughout the world.’ The service provides:

- A catalogue of individual repositories and their attributes
- Repository listings by location, purpose and software platform
- Analyses of the growth over time of individual repositories or groups of repositories
- Searching for repositories by various properties
- Searching the contents of groups of repositories using a Google Customised Search
- The option to share new repository information with OpenDOAR
- Access to the OAI-PMH data obtained from the Celestial harvester

Visit the ROAR registration page now to create your new account and promote your repository!

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