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New CSIC Abierto issue [16/01/2012]
CSIC Abierto 5 is already available here. This issue features scientific and librarian communities at the School of Arab Studies (EEA) and the Institute of Natural Resources and Agrobiology (IRNASA) and informs about other Digital.CSIC related news and resources of interest, such as Liquid Pub, an open access IIIA project.

Upcoming Digital.CSIC training workshop [02/01/2012]
The registration for the workshop Digital.CSIC: Dublin Core cataloguing, management of authors' rights and publishers permissions policies. Measure. visibility and impact of scientific outputs (March 12-13-14) will be open on January 9-20. This course falls within CSIC Training Department and institutional librarian and scientific communities may apply. More on CSIC intranet.

Digital.CSIC reaches 40,000 items [13/12/2011]
On December 13, 2011, Digital.CSIC reached its goal of 40,000 items for the year. The deposit of 12,127 new items this year has been accomplished by the mediated archiving by the repository's Technical Office and CSIC libraries and from self-archiving by researchers.

Spain's Law of Science comes into force [12/12/2011]
Spain's new Law of Science, Technology and Innovation came into force on December 3, 2011, thus replacing the one dated in 1986. It is worth of noting its Article 37, which foresees the dissemination through open access repositories of publications resulting from nationally funded research projects.

CSIC supports arXiv sustainability [28/11/2011]
Through its Unit of Scientific Resources for Research (URICI), CSIC supports the long term sustainability strategy for 20 year old arXiv, the thematic repository which provides open access to thousands of research outputs in the subfield of Physics of High Energy. By contributing to arXiv Support Program, CSIC acknowledges the value of open access to science and the wide usage that CSIC community makes of this tool.  CSIC becomes the first Spain's scientific institution to join the program. 

Main conclusions of Spain's Public Research Organizations and OA Seminar [10/11/2011]
On October 24, 2011, technical staff and librarians from Spain's public research organizations as well as representatives from Spain's Ministry of Science and Innovation and its Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT) gathered to address work done by each research organization in the bulding of institutional repositories, common challenges and areas for collaboration, and the implications of the Open Access Article in new Spain's Law of Science (2011). Read the report.

Digital.CSIC celebrates Open Access Week 2011 [25/10/2011]
Find out all our initiatives to celebrate the International Open Access Week this year: seminars and workshops, promotional material, useful resources and new channels of communication, participation in arXiv Support program, fulfilment of European open access policies etc. More details here

Building of ConCiencia and relationship with Digital.CSIC [06/10/2011]
The article "Placing Digital.CSIC as a key element within CSIC’s Scientific Information Management System" addresses the objectives and architecture of ConCiencia internal platform and its links with the institutional repository.

CSIC projects sponsored by 7FM/ERC under open access policies [17/08/2011]
A remarkable number of CSIC projects that are funded by either the 7FM or the ERC fall under their open access policies whereby the resulting publications must be made open access through the institutional repository. You can see the list of those CSIC-7FM and CSIC-ERC projects and the guide prepared by the repository's Technical Office.

Digital.CSIC climbing on Ranking Web of World Repositories [03/08/2011]
Digital.CSIC continues to climb up in the Webometrics July 2011 edition. The repository improves in the institutional classification (from position 31 to 25), Europe (from position 15 to 12) and world ranking (from position 38 to 31). The analysis includes more than 1,100 repositories.


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