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Make your repository OpenAIRE compliant

The OpenAIRE portal will retrieve data from compliant repositories using the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH). Records can be obtained from the repository as a whole or broken down into stes, which usually consit of the browsing hierarchy of the repository.

This Briefing Paper summarises the OpenAIRE guidelines and provides technical information to enable DSpace and EPrints users to ensure their repositories are compliant.

The OpenAIRE project is currently working on a repository validator and registration system on the OpenAIRE web site. Once this is available managers should ensure that their site is registered with OpenAIRE so that their EC_fundedresources set may be harvested by the project.

There are three steps to making your repository OpenAIRE compliant:

The OpenAIRE project provides an 'orphan repository' that can be used to archive the outputs of FP7 projects. This is provided specifically for projects that do not have access to a compliant institutional or subject repository.

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