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Repositories: a game changer in the scholarly communication ecosystem?

Repositories: a game changer in the scholarly communication ecosystem?

While spreading in Libraries since the early 2000, repositories struggle to be seen as a strong alternative to commercial ventures such as Elsevier/RelX or Clarivate Analytics in the dissemination, access and sharing of scientific knowledge. The problem is that repositories are silos and need technological updates as well as a coordinated approach from stakeholders (universities, libraries, funders, researchers) to really become a sustainable open infrastructure. Canada started to gain awareness of this problem in 2016 and is working to align its national practices with the Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR) vision for repositories to “position repositories as the foundation for a distributed, globally networked infrastructure for scholarly communication, on top of which layers of value-added services will be deployed”.

UBC Library and the developers of the POSE Program (pose.open.ubc.ca) are excited to welcome Pierre Lasou, Librarian at Laval University and Chair of the Canadian Association of Research Libraries OpenAIRE Task Group to discuss the role of repositories in the scholarly academic ecosystem and share how Canadian libraries are working with OpenAIRE, a discovery service for articles and other academic content, in order to create an international infrastructure able to embody the vision put forward by COAR and others. 


Location Details


Zoom details will be sent out to registered participants 24 hours in advance of the session.

If you are a POSE participant, note that the Zoom link for this session is available in Canvas, and is the same Zoom information as all other POSE related events. 

If you have any questions, concerns, or accessibility please email Stephanie.Savage@ubc.ca.


This event is online. Registration closes 24 hours before the event
Wednesday, February 2, 2022
11:30am - 12:30pm
  All     Community     Faculty     Graduate     Master's     Post-Doc     Professional     Staff     Undergraduate  
  Open Scholarship     Research Commons  
Pierre Lasou

Registration is required. There are 53 seats available.

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