“There is a growing number of national and regional repository aggregator networks that harvest metadata (and in some cases full text) from repositories and other data sources, and provide a number of services including tracking open access content, discovery of national research outputs, standardized usage statistics, and more. These aggregators often also act as important mechanisms to bring together national and regional community of repositories to help adopt good practice, define policies, and develop a shared vision for repositories. COAR and FECYT have launched a working group to support information exchange and shared problem solving for national and regional aggregators. The purpose of this survey is to identify base line practices of repository networks, and identify issues and challenges which can be addressed through this working group.
The short survey is open to all aggregators of scholarly research content from March 18 – April 10, 2020.
A summary of survey results will be shared at the end of April….”