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OpenDOAR collaborate with National Institute of Informatics (NII) in Japan – LocalDOAR

We recently announced that OpenDOAR has undertaken a record review exercise which resulted in an additional 683 repository records from Japan. Our UK-based editorial team collaborated with Japan’s National Institute of Informatics (NII) to make this happen. As part of this project, NII used a local version of OpenDOAR, called NII LocalDOAR, which allowed them to take ownership of repository records and add and edit their own records, which we then imported into OpenDOAR.

OpenDOAR’s editorial team regularly review repositories from across the globe, in a range of languages, which are reflected in OpenDOAR’s multilingual fields. NII LocalDOAR has been a great example of the benefits of allowing native speakers to edit the records for their country, because it has resulted in high quality and accurate information, and expanded the visibility of Japan’s repositories in our service. You can read more about this project in our recent blog post.

We are keen to continue to work with international colleagues in this way in future, who can provide a valuable insight into their local research practices – please get in touch if you would like to find out more about this or are interested in working with us.

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