The institutional repository was assigned the International Standard Serial Number ISSN. IRVNTU was connected to the world consolidated catalogue of library resources (WorldCat).
In October the electronic archive of VNTU was assigned the International Standard Serial Number ISSN. The institutional repository of VNTU was registered in ROAD (Directory of Open Access Scholarly Resources).
ROAD is Directory of Open Access Scholarly Resources, the project of the International Centre of ISSN (France) with the support of Communication and Information Sector of UNESCO (launched in 2013).
Electronic resources of VNTU repository were also connected to the world consolidated catalogue of library resources (WorldCat).
OAIster (WorldCat), 2002 is the consolidated catalogue of electronic resources, the project of the University of Michigan (the USA). OAIster “harvests” descriptive information (metadata) from open access collections from around the world using OAI-PMH (the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting). Now OAIster contains over 30 million records representing the digital resources of more than 1,500 participants.