Open Access Network, Heading for Joint Standards and Enhancing Cooperation. Value-Added Services for German Open Access Repositories

  • Stefan Buddenbohm
  • Maxi Kindling
Keywords: OR2010, National Approaches, Library and information sciences, DDC: 020


OA Network collaborates with other associated German Open Access-related projects and pursues the overarching aim to increase the visibility and the ease of use of the German research output. For this end a technical infrastructure is established to offer value-added services based on a shared information space across all participating repositories. In addition to this OA-Network promotes the DINI-certificate for Open Access repositories (standardization) and a regularly communication exchange in the German repository landscape.