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Inspec Database attains new landmark -

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has announced that its bibliographic database, Inspec, has reached a landmark of over 10 million records. It was a journal article from IOP Publishing's Nanotechnology that pushed the database over the 10 million mark. Inspec… Read More

German research organisations set to launch digital information initiative -

An alliance of German research organisations have agreed to launch a digital information initiative, which includes support for green OA, gold OA, and open data. The OA projects within the larger initiative will include new institutional and disciplinary repositories, the development of business models and financing for OA journals, pilot… Read More

EPSRC launches Digital Repositories e-Science Network -

The UK's Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) has launched the Digital Repositories e-Science Network (DReSNet). The network is expected to leverage the synergy between two fields of technology and technique, e-science and digital repositories. The digital material generated from and used by academic and… Read More

SCONUL conference examines importance of research data management -

The management and preservation of research data moved centre stage at the recently held SCONUL conference in Edinburgh. The annual gathering of senior librarians heard from a number of speakers about the information needs of the research community and in particular the role of libraries in managing the increasing amounts… Read More

RIN report on the publication and quality assurance of research data outputs -

The UK's Research Information Network (RIN), has set out the results of a project, supported by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and JISC, to investigate the publication and quality assurance of research data. The report, titled 'To Share or not to Share: Publication and Quality… Read More

Varied views on efficacy of HINARI programme in boosting research -

STM publisher Elsevier, Netherlands, has recently claimed that the WHO HINARI programme leads to a significant increase in the number of publications from researchers in the qualifying countries. The programme supports the provision of free access to articles made available by collaborating publishers to registered organisations… Read More

Portico and Ithaka release results of Digital Preservation Survey of US library directors -

In September 2005, library directors from 17 universities and colleges met to discuss the current state of electronic journal preservation and endorsed a statement calling for 'Urgent Action' to preserve scholarly e-journals. Over two years later in January 2008, Portico and Ithaka invited 1,371 library directors… Read More

OA articles published in Oxford Open to be deposited in PubMed Central free of cost -

The Oxford University Press (OUP) has announced that open access (OA) articles published in over 50 journals in the Oxford Open initiative will now automatically be deposited in PubMed Central (PMC). PubMed Central is a free digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at… Read More

Dutch academic repositories collection DAREnet integrated into NARCIS -

DAREnet, the network of academic repositories in the Netherlands, is now integrated into scientific portal NARCIS ( The website, developed by SURFfoundation, will now be part of NARCIS. The scientific portal offers, amongst others, access to tens… Read More

Council of Europe selects ArchivalWare digital archiving solution -

The Council of Europe has reportedly selected the ArchivalWare digital archiving solution to replace its existing Hyperion digital media archive. ArchivalWare is a web-based, full-text search and retrieval system for the management of digital archive collections. Particular strengths include an outstanding retrieval capability combined with the… Read More

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