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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

Portico, Equinox Publishing sign digital preservation deal -

Non-profit electronic archiving service provider Portico, US, has announced that it has entered into an agreement with Equinox Publishing to preserve its entire digital journals collection of 28 titles. Equinox Publishing publishes books and journals on a variety of subjects for an academic audience. Through this… Read More

New beta version of the ranking Web of World Repositories now available -

Webometrics has announced an updated new beta version of the ranking of world repositories. In the latest ranking, the top five repositories in descending order are arXiv, SSRN, RePEc, E-LIS, and Citeseer. New repositories have been added, like PubMedCentral that was inadvertently missed from the previous edition. Other repositories not… Read More

VIF project brings out guidelines to handle version issues in repositories -

The JISC funded Version Identification Framework (VIF) project has completed a framework of recommendations and solutions for all those with a role in repository use and implementation to address this problem. A serious growing concern for digital repositories has been the issue of how to identify… Read More

SPARC calls for proposals for presentations at the SPARC Digital Repositories Meeting 2008 -

The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC), in partnership with SPARC Europe and SPARC Japan/National Institute of Informatics, has announced the SPARC Digital Repositories Meeting 2008, to be held November 17-18, 2008 at the Renaissance Harborplace Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland. This is the first North… Read More

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