The word is getting around from places like Library Journal that the recently formed Coalition of Open Access Policy Institutions (COAPI) will meet in person for the first time at a pre-conference meeting at the Berlin 9 Open Access Conference in Washington, DC, in early November 2011. Just as SPARC fostered a vibrant and participatory Open Access Week site that substitutes for in-person meetings, SPARC is also promising to lend its advocacy expertise and even support a COAPI meeting at their own first North American OA meeting, to be held next March in Kansas City, MO.
It would be useful for me to provide something to describe the participants before their own web site becomes available at SPARC or elsewhere. This chart will show the COAPI institutional library, a link to their campus open access policy, and a link to their institutional repository:
The ROARMAP directory project continues to be the site to track the growth of open access repositories with mandated archiving policies. Here is the ROARMAP global growth tracker: