CORE (COnnecting REpositories) is an aggregation of open access content from UK and worldwide repositories and open access journals. It provides a range of services including discovery, analytics, and text mining access.
Because CORE harvests from virtually all UK and worldwide repositories, it gathers all the data needed by librarians and research managers to provide business intelligence functions. This can support quality management and compliance reporting.
CORE aggregates all open access content distributed across different repository systems worldwide, enriches this content and provides access through a range of projects.
The aggregated content includes metadata (24m records) and open access research outputs (about 1.8m full text items) from more than 667 repositories, from 10,351 journals in the UK and worldwide (currently 70 countries).
For repository and research managers...
CORE provides business intelligence to support quality management and management and compliance reporting.
For infrastructure providers (such as Jisc) and funders...
CORE provides business intelligence to monitor both uptake of specific standards and also how CORE data can interoperate with other existing and emerging services. For example, CORE is working with OpenAIRE to look at efficient ways of providing OpenAIRE compliance through the use of mapping standards.
CORE provides machine-to-machine access to the content, enabling the development of new applications, including those based on text mining.
For repositories and library systems, CORE (via the plug-in), acts as a cache for federated search to support cross searching within local applications.
Researchers benefit from higher visibility and reach of their open access material.
They also have access to major indexed corpus for text mining purposes through the API and raw data. This benefits both authors, whose material is thereby open to new forms of analysis and impact, and readers, who gain new insight from the literature.