OA-Network: An Infrastructure Layer for Enhanced Visibility Serices

von Thomas Severiens
Open Archives and their Significance in the Communication of Science, Uppsala, 16. – 17. November 2010
A national project Open Access Network, funded by the German Science Foundation (DFG) and coordinated by DINI the German Initiative for Networked Information is currently building up an infrastructure layer to enhance the visibility of OA research publications. The presentation gives an overview about this and several related projects in collecting, enriching and distributing metadata and data. It discusses the copyright aspects and restrictions, though it all deals with OA publications. An outview about the stretegical goals closes the presentation, which also give a short introduction into DINI's certification acitivities for publication repositories