Belonging to associations, participating in networks and work groups, and establishing agreements are key factors in improving services and maximising the amount of content available to users of the UOC’s Library.
In addition to the UOC, which has been part of the association since 1995, the CSUC’s members include the University of Barcelona, the Autonomous University of Barcelona, the Technical University of Catalonia, Pompeu Fabra University, Rovira i Virgili University, the Library of Catalonia and the Catalan government’s Ministry of Universities, Research and the Information Society
LIBER aims to represent the interests of European research libraries, their universities and their researchers. It promotes innovative, efficient, high-quality information services for teaching, learning and research, as well as access to research information in any format and the preservation of cultural heritage.
The UOC's Library is leading a group of experts in Knowledge Resources as part of the international EMPOWER project from the European Association of Distance Teaching Universities (EADTU). The aim of EMPOWER is to link knowledge assets with learning units, creating specific knowledge libraries bound to specific subject curriculums in traditional and online universities.
Coinciding with the recent presentation of the UOC Open Knowledge Action Plan, and in keeping with the tools and processes the University must carry out for a model more committed to scientific knowledge as a public asset, the UOC has become a member of the Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR).
COAR is an international association with over 140 members and partners worldwide that represent libraries, universities, research institutions, government funders, repository networks and others. Its mission is to improve the visibility and application of the research results through a global network of open access repositories based on international cooperation and interoperability.
As a full member of ECPR (European Consortium for Political Research), the UOC community enjoys a wide range of benefits the consortium offers. Once you have registered (using your UOC email address) on their web site, you will be able to access publications from the ECPR Press, the Comparative Politics book series, the Research Methods book series and the following journals:
European Political Science (EPS)
European Journal of Political Research (EJPR) and its Political Data Yearbook (PDY)
European Political Science Review (EPSR)
Political Research Exchange (PRX)
To get full details on the services offered, visit https://ecpr.eu/Membership/MembershipBenefits.aspx.