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57 Solutions

Peer Community In

PCI, Peer Community In
France
Peer Community In (PCI) is a free recommendation process of scientific preprints based on peer reviews and a journal. Following submission by authors, the thematic PCIs evaluate preprints in their scientific fields based on rigorous peer-review. After evaluation, the PCIs may recommend those preprints, to make them complete, reliable and citable articles, without the need for publication in ‘traditional’ journals. Authors who need to publish their article in a journal can publish it for free in Peer Community Journal or submit it to a PCI-friendly or other journal.
Peer review system
Open API Not Available

Janeway

Open Library of Humanities
United Kingdom
Janeway is an open source publishing platform developed by the Open Library of Humanities (OLH) at Birkbeck, University of London, to support the goals of the OLH, and other open access academic publishers.
Publishing system
Open API Available

Archipelago Commons

Metropolitan New York Library Council
United States

Archipelago Commons, or simply Archipelago, is an evolving Open Source Digital Objects Repository / DAM Server Architecture based on the popular CMS Drupal 9/10 and released under GPL V.3 License.

Archipelago is an ensemble of deeply integrated custom-coded Drupal modules (made with care by us, METRO's Digital Services Team and contributing colleagues in our shared field) and a curated and well-configured Drupal instance, running under a discrete and well-planned set of service containers. Archipelago was designed as a multi-tenant, distributed, capable system (as its name suggests) and can be implemented as standalone or in flocks of connected deployments, sharing services.

Digital library, collection or exhibit platform
Repository software
Open API Not Available

OAPEN Library

OAPEN Foundation
Netherlands
OAPEN promotes and supports the transition to open access for academic books by providing open infrastructure services to stakeholders in scholarly communication. We work with publishers to build a quality-controlled collection of open access books and provide services for publishers, libraries, and research funders in the areas of hosting, deposit, quality assurance, dissemination, and digital preservation.
Digital library, collection or exhibit platform
Discovery system
Open API Available

COUNTER Code of Practice

COUNTER Metrics
United Kingdom
The COUNTER Code of Practice is the global standard for measuring and reporting on usage of digital content, agreed by libraries, consortia, publishers, technology providers, aggregators and others. By ensuring all parties have a shared understanding of normalised, comparable, consistent usage metrics, the Code allows everyone to be confident in working with and relying on usage data.
Standard, specification, or protocol
Open API Available

Research Organization Registry (ROR)

California Digital Library, Crossref, DataCite
The Research Organization Registry (ROR) is a global, community-led registry of open persistent identifiers for research organizations. ROR makes it easy for anyone or any system to disambiguate institution names and connect research organizations and funders to researchers and research outputs.
Persistent identifier service
Open API Available

Omeka

Digital Scholar
United States

Omeka Classic is a web publishing platform for sharing digital collections and creating media-rich online exhibits. Classic offers Dublin Core as its central resource description framework and has a rich offering of plugins and themes to customize its functionality and appearance. Omeka.net offers a SAAS version of Classic for users who do not wish to run their own server stack.

Omeka S is a next-generation web publishing platform for institutions interested in connecting digital cultural heritage collections with other resources online. Omeka S offers the ability to publish resource description as linked data and to create as many sites as desired drawing on a unified pool of resources. Omeka S has an extensive pool of modules and themes to customize its functionality and appearance.

For a chart comparing the platforms, see: https://forum.omeka.org/t/omeka-classic-omeka-s-side-by-side/14869

Digital library, collection or exhibit platform
Open API Available

Mukurtu CMS

Center for Digital Scholarship and Curation
United States
Mukurtu (MOOK-oo-too) is a content management system and access platform built with Indigenous communities to manage, share, and circulate their digital heritage in culturally relevant and ethically-minded ways.
Archive information management system
Digital asset management system
Open API Available

medRxiv

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
United States
medRxiv (pronounced "med-archive") is a free online archive and distribution server for complete but unpublished manuscripts (preprints) in the medical, clinical, and related health sciences.
Repository service
Open API Available

Manifold

Manifold Digital Services
United States
Manifold is an open-source platform for scholarly publishing developed by the CUNY Graduate Center, University of Minnesota Press, and Cast Iron Coding. Manifold allows users to create dynamic projects with embedded notes, files, images, videos and interactive content as well as collaborative annotation.
Publishing system
Open API Available

IIIF

IIIF Consortium
United States
IIIF is a set of open standards for delivering high-quality, attributed digital objects online at scale. It’s also an international community developing and implementing the IIIF APIs. IIIF is backed by a consortium of leading cultural institutions. IIIF Consortium is an affiliate of CLIR.

This is pricing for joining and supporting the consortium, however it is critical to note that implementing IIIF is and will always be free, based on free and open standards!: https://iiif.io/community/consortium/join/

Standard, specification, or protocol
Open API Available

Directory of Open Access Books

DOAB Foundation
Netherlands
DOAB is a community-driven discovery service that indexes and provides access to scholarly, peer-reviewed open access books and helps users to find trusted open access book publishers. All DOAB services are free of charge and all data is freely available.
Discovery system
Index or directory
Open API Available

Dataverse

Harvard University Institute for Quantitative Social Science (IQSS)
United States

The Dataverse Project is an open-source web application to share, preserve, cite, explore, and analyze research data. It facilitates making data available to others and allows you to replicate others' work more easily. Researchers, journals, data authors, publishers, data distributors, and affiliated institutions all receive academic credit and web visibility.

A Dataverse repository is the software installation, which then hosts multiple virtual archives called Dataverse collections. Each Dataverse collection contains datasets, and each dataset contains descriptive metadata and data files (including documentation and code that accompany the data). As an organizing method, Dataverse collections may also contain other Dataverse collections.

Repository software
Open API Available

Crossref Metadata Retrieval

Crossref
New York, New York, United States of America

Our community includes tens of thousands of organisations and systems in over 160 countries. Around 20,000 organisations are members so that they can create identifiers for metadata records that describe and locate their research. The records describe articles, book chapters, preprints, grants, and all kinds of digital or even physical objects relating to scholarly and professional research. Crossref members share the records through Crossref so that they don’t have to duplicate the information for the thousands who consume and use it downstream throughout the global research ecosystem.

The focus here is on the part of the Crossref infrastructure that facilitates the open and accessible retrieval of these metadata records, numbering over 160 million today.

Anyone can access to use these records without restriction, either through our search tool, search.crossref.org, or our REST API, api.crossref.org. There are no fees to use the metadata, but people who really rely on it may sign up for Metadata 'Plus', which offers greater predictability and higher rate limits.

People retrieving Crossref metadata need it for all sorts of reasons, including metaresearch (researchers studying research itself, such as through bibliometric analyses), publishing trends (such as finding works from an individual author or reviewer), or incorporation into specific databases (such as for discovery and search or in subject-specific repositories), and many more detailed use cases.

Open scholarly dataset
Open API Available

bioRxiv

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
United States
bioRxiv (pronounced "bio-archive") is a free online archive and distribution service for unpublished preprints in the life sciences. It is operated by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, a not-for-profit research and educational institution. By posting preprints on bioRxiv, authors are able to make their findings immediately available to the scientific community and receive feedback on draft manuscripts before they are submitted to journals.
Repository service
Open API Available

DSpace

Lyrasis
United States of America
DSpace is a web application, allowing researchers and scholars to publish documents and data. While DSpace shares some feature overlap with content management systems and document management systems, the DSpace repository software serves a specific need as a digital archives system, focused on the long-term storage, access and preservation of digital content thus making DSpace the software of choice for academic, non-profit, and commercial organizations building open digital repositories. It is free and easy to install “out of the box” and completely customizable to fit the needs of any organization.
Repository software
Open API Available

DataCite

DataCite
Germany

DataCite offers several services to enable the registration and retrieval of DOIs and metadata.

  • DataCite Fabrica: a DOI and metadata management service allowing organizations to register and manage DOIs for their research outputs. With Fabrica, organizations can easily assign DOIs, maintain accurate and FAIR metadata, and ensure persistent links for long-term accessibility and citation of their valuable research outputs.
  • DataCite REST API: enables organizations to create DOIs systematically, expanding the flexibility and scalability of DOI creation and management within their research workflows. It also enables harvesting of metadata associated with registered DOIs. Integrating this functionality into your workflows, ensures up-to-date and accessible information about research outputs and fosters a more open and interconnected scholarly communication.
  • DataCite Commons: By working with metrics and relational metadata files, DataCite facilitates the visibility of research impact within its discovery system DataCite Commons. Providing analytics dashboards, it empowers researchers and organizations to gain insights and make informed decisions based on comprehensive and interconnected metadata.
  • DataCite GraphQL API: The DataCite GraphQL API supports complex queries of the PID Graph showing connections between entities using the GraphQL query language.
Discovery system
Persistent identifier service
Open API Available

OpenAlex

OurResearch
United States
Inspired by the ancient Library of Alexandria, OpenAlex is an index of hundreds of millions of interconnected entities across the global research system. We're 100% free and open source, and offer access via a web interface, API, and database snapshot.
Open scholarly dataset
Open API Available

Open Preprint Systems (OPS)

The Public Knowledge Project, Simon Fraser University
Canada
Open source software for creating a preprint server where researchers can upload datasets, revise papers before publication, and link preprints to the final published work.
Publishing system
Open API Available

Open Monograph Press (OMP)

Public Knowledge Project (PKP)
Canada
Open Monograph Press (OMP) is an open source software application for managing and publishing scholarly monographs and edited volumes with full metadata for worldwide dissemination and discovery. PKP also offers paid OMP hosting and publishing services for institutions.
Publishing system
Open API Available

Open Journal Systems (OJS)

The Public Knowledge Project, Simon Fraser University
Canada
Open Journal Systems (OJS) is an open source software application for managing and publishing scholarly journals. PKP also offers paid OJS hosting and publishing services for institutions.
Publishing system
Open API Available

LA Referencia

LA Referencia
Uruguay

The Federated Network of Institutional Repositories of Scientific Publications, or simply LA Referencia, is a Latin American network of open access repositories. Through its services, it supports national Open Access strategies in Latin America through a platform with interoperability standards, sharing and giving visibility to the scientific production generated in institutions of higher education and scientific research.

From the national nodes, scientific articles, doctoral and master's theses are integrated, coming from more than a hundred universities and research institutions from the ten countries that now form LA Referencia. Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Spain, Mexico, Panama, Peru and Uruguay.

This experience is based on technical and organizational agreements between public science and technology agencies (Ministries and Oncyts ) of the member countries, together with RedCLARA. LA Referencia was born through the Cooperation Agreement, signed in Buenos Aires in 2012, which reflects the political will to offer in open access the scientific production of Latin America as a regional public good with emphasis on the results financed with public funds.

Discovery system
Open API Not Available

Journal Article Tag Suite

NISO - National Information Standards Organization
United States
The Journal Article Tag Suite (JATS) is an XML format used to describe scientific literature published online. It is a technical standard developed by the National Information Standards Organization (NISO), approved by the American National Standards Institute, also known in its most current version as ANSI/NISO Z39.96-2021, JATS: Journal Article Tag Suite.
Standard, specification, or protocol
Open API Not Available

InvenioRDM

CERN
The InvenioRDM project is an open source collaboration with two main goals: build a turn-key research data management (RDM) repository platform based on Invenio Framework and Zenodo; and grow a community of research institutions, private companies and individuals to sustain the platform going forward. https://inveniosoftware.org/products/rdm/
Repository software
Open API Available

Hyku

Samvera
United States
Hyku is a feature-rich, robust, flexible digital repository that can be customized by and for institutions large and small. Hyku works well as a local installation or as a repository service hosted by a service provider or consortia. Hyku is built on top of the Hyrax repository engine so it comes with all of the features of Hyrax but adds additional customization and multi-tenancy. Being multi-tenant means that a single repository owner that can create multiple repository instances, for example creating and hosting repositories across a consortia or for multiple campuses. Hyku makes it easy to add and discover works with integrations like the IIIF Image & Presentation API, the Universal Viewer, and bulk import scripts as well as customization options like adding fonts and custom CSS.
Preservation system
Repository software
Open API Not Available

Humanities Commons

Michigan State University
United States
The Commons is a nonprofit network that enables scholars, researchers, practitioners, teachers, and students to create a professional profile, discuss common interests, develop new publications, and share their work. The Commons network is open to anyone, regardless of field, language, institutional affiliation, or form of employment. Full-featured accounts are and will remain free for individual users; the network is sustained by the financial contributions of participating organizations.
Informal scholarly communications
Repository service
Research profiling system
Open API Not Available

OpenEdition

OpenEdition Center, Aix-Marseille University, the EHESS and Avignon University
France
OpenEdition is a comprehensive digital infrastructure for academic communication in the humanities and social sciences. It brings together four complementary platforms focused respectively on journals (OpenEdition Journals), book series (OpenEdition Books), research blogs (Hypotheses) and academic events (Calenda).
Discovery system
Open API Not Available

Oxford Common File Layout

Oxford Common File Layout (OCFL)
This Oxford Common File Layout (OCFL) specification describes an application-independent approach to the storage of digital information in a structured, transparent, and predictable manner. It is designed to promote long-term object management best practices within digital repositories.
Standard, specification, or protocol
Open API Not Available

PREreview

Code for Science and Society
United States
PREreview.org is a platform for crowdsourcing open preprint reviews. PREreview designs and develops open source infrastructure to enable constructive feedback to preprints at a point in time in which it is needed, offers peer review training and mentorship, and partners with like-minded organizations to create opportunities for collaborative review experiences that defeat cultural and geographical barriers.
Peer review system
Open API Not Available

Mirador

Project Mirador
Mirador is a configurable, extensible, and easy-to-integrate image viewer, which enables image annotation and comparison of images from repositories dispersed around the world. Mirador has been optimized to display resources from repositories that support the International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) API's. Mirador provides several workspaces for comparing image-based resources, suitable for use in both cultural heritage and research settings.
Annotations system
Media viewer/player
Open API Not Available

O Portal Brasileiro de Publicações e Dados Científicos em Acesso Aberto (The Brazilian Open Access Publications and Scientific Data Portal) (Oasisbr)

Instituto Brasileiro de Informação em Ciência e Tecnologia (Brazilian Institute of Information in Science and Technology) (Ibict)
Brazil

The Brazilian Open Access Publications and Scientific Data Portal (Oasisbr) is an initiative of the Brazilian Institute of Information in Science and Technology (Ibict) that brings together scientific production and research data in open access, published in scientific journals, digital repositories of scientific publications, digital repositories of research data and digital libraries of theses and dissertations.

In this way, Oasisbr aims to gather, give visibility and access to a good part of the scientific content produced by researchers working in Brazilian and Portuguese institutions, published in aggregating systems of production and scientific data.

Repository service
Open API Available

Pressbooks

Book Oven, Inc.
Canada

Pressbooks is the versatile, user-friendly publishing platform educators rely on to create, adapt, and share accessible, interactive, web-first books.

Pressbooks also offers a Directory of ~6,000 (and growing) openly licensed/available books from the Pressbooks ecosystem.

Publishing system
Open API Available

Creative Commons Licenses

Creative Commons
United States
Creative Commons (CC) provides and stewards CC licenses and public domain tools that give every person and organization in the world a free, simple, and standardized way to grant copyright permissions for creative and academic works; ensure proper attribution; and enable others to copy, distribute, and make use of those works. From the reuser’s perspective, the presence of a CC license on a copyrighted work answers the question, "what can I do with this work?"
Standard, specification, or protocol
Open API Not Available

CORE

The Open University
United Kingdom
CORE provides access to the world's most used collection of open access research papers, collecting and indexing research from repositories and journals. It is a not-for-profit service dedicated to the open access mission and one of the signatories of the Principles of Open Scholarly Infrastructures POSI.
Discovery system
Open API Available

BrCRIS

IBICT
Brazil

The Brazilian Scientific Research Information Ecosystem, BrCris, is an aggregator platform that allows retrieving, certifying and visualizing data and information related to the various actors who work in scientific research in the Brazilian context.

BrCris offers a unified interface for searching information, visualization of collaboration networks and dashboards of indicators in science, technology and innovation.

Discovery system
Research profiling system
Open API Not Available

arXiv

Cornell University
United States
arXiv is a free distribution service and an open-access archive for 2.3M scholarly articles in the fields of physics, mathematics, computer science, quantitative biology, quantitative finance, statistics, electrical engineering and systems science, and economics. arXiv promotes equitable access to science by serving as an open forum where researchers can share and discover new, relevant, emerging science and establish their contribution to advancing research.
Repository service
Open API Available

Fulcrum

Michigan Publishing
United States
Fulcrum is a community-based, open-source publishing platform that helps publishers present the full richness of their authors' research outputs in a durable, discoverable, accessible, and flexible form. The focus of the platform is on making multimodal long-form content (as well as simpler ebooks) as accessible, discoverable, and durable as possible. Because of its focus on long-term stewardship, the main Fulcrum service is a hosted one, based at the University of Michigan Library. While the code is all open source, the value of the platform lies in how embedded it is in research library infrastructure. The platform is heavily standards-based and connects with a variety of authoring, annotation, and editing tools. Fulcrum also has a special relationship with Janeway for publishers who wish to publish both book-like and journal-like digital materials.
Publishing system
Open API Not Available

Fedora

Lyrasis
United States
Fedora is an open source repository system used for the management and dissemination of digital content. It is especially suited for digital libraries and archives and can be used for both access and preservation. Offering flexibility and extensibility for digital preservation needs, Fedora repositories can be used to provide access to a wide range of digital collections with varying sizes and complexities.
Repository software
Open API Available

Europe PMC

EMBL European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI)
United Kingdom
Europe PMC is an open access database of life science journal articles and preprints, which contains over 42 million abstracts and over 9 million full text articles accessible via the website, APIs, and bulk download. Publications in Europe PMC are enriched with links to supporting data, citations, funding, protocols, and peer review materials. Europe PMC offers advanced tools for search, retrieval, and interaction with the scientific literature, including Grant Finder, ORCID claiming, text-mined biological annotations, and more. Europe PMC is hosted by EMBL’s European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI). It is endorsed and supported by 37 international research funders as their dedicated open access repository.
Discovery system
Open API Available

Érudit

Érudit
Canada
Érudit's mission is to support open digital publishing and research in the humanities and social sciences and in the arts and letters. With an extensive range of services, from data tagging to document indexing with international content aggregators, Érudit has been supporting the research and cultural community for more than 20 years.
Discovery system
Publishing system
Repository software
Open API Not Available

Archival Resource Key

ARK Alliance
United States
Archival Resource Keys (ARKs) serve as persistent identifiers, or stable, trusted references for information objects. Among other things, they aim to be web addresses (URLs) that don’t return 404 Page Not Found errors. The ARK Alliance is an open global community supporting the ARK infrastructure on behalf of research and scholarship.
Standard, specification, or protocol
Open API Not Available

Mendeley Data

Elsevier
Netherlands
Mendeley Data is a free and secure cloud-based communal repository where you can store your data, ensuring it is easy to share, access and cite, wherever you are.
Repository service
Open API Not Available

Public Access Submission System

Eclipse Foundation
Belgium, Canada, United States
The Public Access Submission System (PASS) is an open source platform designed to be used by research teams to simplify the process of complying with the public access guidelines, policies, and requirements of funders and academic institutions. PASS combines information that it collects about journals, grants, publications, metadata, submission policies, and submission requirements to provide researchers with a customized and simplified submission workflow. This workflow guides researchers to provide the information necessary to ensure compliance with the policies of their institutions and funders and performs submissions on their behalf into the appropriate repository systems.
Submissions system
Open API Available

OSF (Open Science Framework)

Center for Open Science, Inc.
United States
OSF is a free, open-source project management and collaboration tool that supports researchers throughout the entire research lifecycle - from planning, to conducting, to reporting, and discovering research.
Repository service
Repository software
Open API Available

OpenCitations

Research Centre for Open Scholarly Metadata, University of Bologna
Italy
OpenCitations is an independent not-for-profit infrastructure organization for open scholarship dedicated to the publication of open bibliographic and citation data by the use of Semantic Web (Linked Data) technologies. It is also engaged in advocacy for open citations, particularly in its role as a key founding member of the Initiative for Open Citations (I4OC).
Open scholarly dataset
Open API Available

Dryad

Dryad
United States of America
Dryad is an open data publishing platform and a community committed to the open availability and routine re-use of all research data.
Repository service
Open API Available

DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals)

Infrastructure Services for Open Access
United Kingdom
DOAJ is a unique and extensive index of diverse open access journals from around the world and is driven by a growing community. We are committed to ensuring quality content is freely available online for everyone.
Index or directory
Open API Available

dokieli

dokieli
dokieli is a clientside editor for decentralised article publishing, annotations and social interactions.
Annotations system
Authoring tool
Informal scholarly communications
Open API Not Available

PubPub

Knowledge Futures
United States

PubPub is an open-source, hosted, free-to-use content management system designed to help knowledge communities of all types collaboratively create and share knowledge online. PubPub’s flexible, extensible system allows communities to create the dynamic content that best represents their work, whether it’s a traditional academic journal, a book, a repository of interactive documents, a blog, all of the above, or something in between. If needed, PubPub then helps communities integrate their work into academic infrastructure like Crossref and Google Scholar without the need to remake it to conform to legacy expectations of how academic outputs are structured.

Publishing system
Open API Not Available

Rogue Scholar

The Rogue Scholar
Germany
The Rogue Scholar improves your science blog in important ways, including full-text search, long-term archiving, DOIs and metadata.
Discovery system
Preservation system
Open API Available

Sherpa Services (Sherpa Romeo, Sherpa Juliet and OpenDOAR)

Jisc
United Kingdom

Sherpa Services is a set of online products that operate by aggregating and presenting standardised summaries of publisher, journal and funder open access policies from around the world. Every registered publisher, journal and funder held in Sherpa Services is carefully reviewed and analysed by our specialist team who provide a central focal point of up-to-date information on open access requirements of funders' policies and their requirements on open access, publication and data archiving and self-archiving permissions and conditions of rights available to authors on a journal-by-journal basis.

OpenDOAR is the quality-assured, global Directory of Open Access Repositories. You can search and browse through thousands of registered repositories based on a range of features, such as location, software or type of material held.

Open access policy information compilation
Open API Available

VuFind®

Open Library Foundation
United States

VuFind® is a discovery system designed and developed for libraries by libraries, but also suitable for use in other types of organizations. The goal of VuFind® is to enable your users to search and browse through all of your resources in a single consistent and user-friendly interface. This could include:

  • Catalog Records
  • Digital Library Items
  • Institutional Repository Content
  • Institutional Bibliography Entries
  • Locally Hosted Journal Articles
  • Other Library Collections and Resources
VuFind® is completely modular, so you can implement just the basic system, or all of the components. It supports building a local index and/or integrating with a variety of subscription services. Since it's open source, you can modify or add modules to best fit your needs. A wide range of configurable options allow extensive customization without changing any code.

Discovery system
Open API Available

Zenodo

CERN
Switzerland

Zenodo is a general-purpose open repository developed under the European OpenAIRE program and operated by CERN. It allows researchers to deposit research papers, data sets, research software, reports, and any other research related digital artefacts. For each submission, a persistent digital object identifier (DOI) is minted, which makes the stored items easily citeable. Information from Wikipedia.

Repository service
Repository software
Open API Available

Islandora

Islandora Foundation
Canada

Islandora empowers many types of institutions to author, preserve, and disseminate collections using global best-practices and open standards. Our framework brings together the best of modern web technologies for content management and stewardship.

Digital asset management system
Open API Available

2i2c

Code for Science and Society
United States

2i2c designs, develops, and operates interactive computing environments that facilitate workflows for open science and education in the cloud. It builds its services on open infrastructure and enhances its service via upstream contributions and support. It runs the service as a collaboration with communities based on shared responsibility and with infrastructure that ensures a community's Right to Replicate the infrastructure without 2i2c.

Authoring tool
Open API Not Available

eduID.africa

eduID.africa
Malawi
eduID.africa (African Catch-all Federation) is an identity federation based in Africa that aims at providing a continental workspace for users, services and institutions to get direct experience and gain familiarity with consuming and providing federated services and identities.
Federated identity or authentication management
Open API Not Available

OA Switchboard

Stichting OA Switchboard
Netherlands
The OA Switchboard is a mission-driven, community led initiative designed to simplify the sharing of information between stakeholders about open access publications throughout the whole publication journey
Open access or subscription management tool
Open API Available