New [email protected]: "COAR: Enhancing research visibility through Open Access repositories"

The AIMS team is pleased to announce the webinar “Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR): Enhancing research visibility through Open Access repositories”

The webinar will present COAR and its activities in support of the development of a global network of repositories. COAR is an association of repository initiatives with a membership of over 100 institutions worldwide from 35 countries in 4 continents.

The webinar addresses libraries interested in open access, librarians, (agricultural) researchers, information management specialists, software developers, (agricultural) journal editors, related data providers and other interested people.

About the webinar

The objective of this webinar is to provide an overview of COAR and its activities in support of the development of a global network of repositories. The vision of COAR is to build a seamless knowledge infrastructure through a global Open Access repository network. COAR pursues its vision through an active community of members engaged in working and interest groups, advocacy activities, and training opportunities. The webinar will showcase the work of COAR, the benefits of being part of the organization, collaborative activities, and achievements of COAR.


3rd April 2014 - 16:00 Rome Time (Use Time Converter to calculate the time difference between your location and Rome, Italy)


Kathleen Shearer, Executive Director, Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR) and Research Associate with CARL and RDC

How to join

The session is open to anyone but places are limited. If you are interested to attend the webinar, send an e-mail to [email protected], containing the following information:

  • your name
  • your affiliation
  • your role
  • your country

System requirements

Once you have requested to attend the webinar, you will receive an e-mail confirming your place with an URL access. Make sure that:

  • you have good internet connection
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 7, 8, 9, 10; Mozilla Firefox; Google Chrome
  • Adobe® Flash® Player 10.3. If in doubt, go to Checking system requirements of the web conferencing programme Adobe Connect.


This webinar is co-sponsored by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and COAR