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Partnership between CSIC Libraries Network and BioMed Central [01/02/2011]
CSIC Libraries Network has been working with BioMed Central for the last years to promote the publication in BMC journals by helping CSIC authors cover the related fees. In 2011 this partnership improves under the Shared Support framework which includes a 15% fidelity discount per article after which 50% of the publication fees are paid by authors and CSIC Libraries Network picks up the other 50%. More information here.

The Guide to upload works in Digital.CSIC updated [01/02/2011]
The Guide to upload works in the institutional repository has been updated to include details on how and under what circumstances the embargo feature may be used. This new version can be downloaded here.

Digital.CSIC keeps on improving in the Ranking Web of World Repositories [25/01/2011]
The January 2011 edition of Ranking Web of World Repositories shows a few novities, including  a higher number of repositories analyzed -more than 1,000- and the creation of a ranking of repositories in Europe, where Digital.CSIC stands in the 15th position. Compared to the previous edition, Digital.CSIC improves both in the world classification (jumping from 58 to 38) and in the top institutional ranking (climbing from 45 to 31).

Digital.CSIC contents harvested by Worldwidescience.org [17/01/2011]
The international visibility and accessibility of research outputs archived in Digital.CSIC get enhanced through Worldwidescience.org, a harvester of high quality scientific information. At present, Worldwidescience.org indexes resources of more than 70 platforms and databases from 60+ countries, it is a service at no cost and most contents are available for free and in the open domain.

"The Challenge of Open Access" speech by Neelie Kroes, Vice-President of the European Commission responsible for the Digital Agenda, available in Spanish [17/01/2011]
On December 2, 2010, on the occasion of the launch of EU-funded OpenAire project, Neelie Kroes delivered a memorable speech on open access benefits for scientists, libraries and society at large and how it has become a key theme in the work agenda of the European Commission in 2011. Digital.CSIC Technical Office has translated the speech into Spanish due to its great interest and significance.

Upcoming workshop by Digital.CSIC [05/01/2011]
Within the framework of the first call of CSIC Training Department for 2011, the repository's Technical Office will carry out the course "Digital.CSIC: Cataloguing with Dublin Core, copyright issues and publishers permissions. Measure, visibility and impact of scientific output" in Madrid on March 7-8-9. The workshop is open for CSIC community and applications are welcome from January 10.

Open access to research funded by 7th EU Framework Programme [07/12/2010]
As a result of EU Open Access Pilot Project, research funded by the FP7 will be made available through its corresponding institutional repository. The thematic areas covered by this initiative, as well as embargo period details and useful resources prepared by the Commission can be read here.

New Digital.CSIC resources about publishers' permissions [29/11/2010]
In order to facilitate the verification of publishers' permissions policies before uploading works in Digital.CSIC we have prepared the following resources for our users: a summary of policies of the most often represented in the repository in Spanish and letter templates to contact new publishers. Both resources can be found here and login is required to access them.

Open Access at CSIC: findings in the survey to researchers [03/11/2010]
In April 2010 the Technical Office of Digital.CSIC carried out a survey to CSIC scientific community in order to know about their degree of knowledge and usage of Open Access resources and their opinions about the institutional repository. A summary of main findings can be read in English here.

Fall issue of CSIC Abierto [25/10/2010]
The current issue of CSIC Abierto, the Newsletter which gives account of CSIC research that is freely available through Digital.CSIC, updates on the institutional repository and informs about open access news in general can be dowloaded here.


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