University of Minho Libraries
Eloy Rodrigues is the Director of the University of Minho Libraries. Eloy has been working on repositories, Open Access and Open Science for almost two decades, having established University of Minho institutional repository in 2003, and coordinating the UMinho team which works on RCAAP (Portugal Open Access Science Repositories) since 2008. At international level he has being working on several EU funded projects (like OpenAIRE and FOSTER) related with Open Access and Open Science and is member of the European University Association Expert Group on Open Science. Eloy was the Chair of the Executive Board of COAR, the Confederation of Open Access Repositories from 2015 to 2021, and in that role contributed actively to Next Generation Repositories initiative, the Pubfair conceptual model and the ongoing Notify Project, in which he is one of the Principal Investigators. Eloy is currently member of the Executive Board of OpenAIRE and of the Advisory Committee of SciELO Portugal.
All Sessions by Eloy Rodrigues
Modernizing repositories for the era of Open Science
To fulfill the potential of Open Science in an equitable, sustainable and innovative way, we need a well-functioning network of repositories that provide human and machine access to the wide range of valuable research outputs. Repositories advance equity and diversity, because they are distributed and localized and can respond to different users’ needs, and they are more likely to be sustainable and persistent because they are usually managed by long-lived research institutions and their libraries. Repositories can also play a key role in an innovative new model of publishing, referred to “Publish-Review-Curate”, where authors first post a preprint of their article in an open access repository in order to be considered for peer review and publishing. In this talk I will briefly present the vision of repositories as the foundation for a distributed, globally networked infrastructure for open science and scholarship, which has been developed in last years at COAR and through initiatives like Next Generation Repositories and the Pubfair conceptual model. And I will introduce the current work being developed in the COAR Notify Project, which is developing and accelerating community adoption of a standard, interoperable, and decentralised approach to linking research outputs hosted in the distributed network of repositories with resources from external services such as overlay-journals and open peer review services, based on Linked Data Notifications and ActivityStreams2 W3C standards. To achieve this vision, and realize all their potential, including the new functionalities being promoted and supported by COAR Notify, repositories need to maintain up-to-date software platforms and suitable staffing levels, which is a challenge in some institutions and contexts. We will conclude by referring to the joint strategy launched by OpenAIRE, LIBER, SPARC Europe, and COAR aimed at strengthening the European repository network, helping repositories to modernize and to take on this new and expanded role in the ecosystem.
Chaired by Ignasi Labastida, Director of the Office for the Dissemination of Knowledge at University of Barcelona