"Aggregation plays an increasingly essential role in maximising the long-term benefits of open access,
helping to turn the promise of a 'research commons' into a reality. The aggregation services that CORE
provides therefore make a very valuable contribution to the evolving open access environment in the UK."
"As an Open Access advocate, CORE is an invaluable tool to demonstrate the potential of OA and when I show
it to academic staff I can literally see the “penny drop” as they suddenly realise that potential for
themselves. CORE also provides an opportunity to carry the discussion of OA beyond free to read to the
immense potential of text mining, for example."
"CORE has supported the Open Access Button in connecting researchers and the public with the research they
need. CORE facilitates access to the results of millions of research papers, a crucial function in the
Open Access movement."
"CORE’s role in providing a unified search of repository content is a great tool for the researcher
and extends the reach of the locally held content in our institutional repository, Open Research
"One of the criticisms of repositories, particularly institutional repositories, has always been
that while they are providing a great service they are doing so in a dispersed fashion across many
repositories. CORE is providing a valuable service in support of repositories by aggregating the
content repositories hold and curate individually and by providing additional end user services,
such as the portal and mobile app, to an impressive collection of open access scholarly material."
"The CORE team understand data mining. As an independent company, we had no obvious access to big,
diverse scholarly data - a killer in our drive to develop classification algorithms. The CORE
repository, available in bulk, was a breakthrough. Now our algorithms outperform even those from