Funders' open access mandates: fulfilment through DIGITAL.CSIC [10/03/2014]
New European Commission policy requires open access to peer-reviewed publications resulting for all projects funded by Horizon2020. In addition, the policy includes a pilot project with research data. Repositories play a fundamental role in this and other open access mandates by funding agencies. An overview of principal issues is here.
Results of DIGITAL.CSIC survey on data management and access out [25/02/2014]
The report that analyzes the input by 266 CSIC researchers that completed DIGITAL.CSIC survey on practices with research data is already available. The survey focused on current practices to create, maintain, preserve and disseminate research data, their links with DIGITAL.CSIC and other data platforms and prospects for new support services.
Results of 14th Edition of Ranking Webometrics Out [17/02/2014]
On February 13, the January 2014 Edition of the Ranking Webometrics was published. Altmetrics indicators have been added as data sources for the classification. The new edition sheds positive light on DIGITAL.CSIC, which ranks 18 at world level (out of 1746 repositories analyzed), 13 at institutional level (out of 1660) and 6 in the European ranking (out of 796).
New handbooks and description templates [28/01/2014]
DIGITAL.CSIC Technical Office has updated the handbooks to archive and edit items and has produced new description templates for most common work types (articles, books, conference papers, reviews, technical reports, learning material, datasets, theses, videos) to reflect changes in the ingestion interface and new metadata.