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COAR “Resource Type” Controlled Vocabulary Released [05/10/2016]
COAR has released its "Resource Type” Controlled Vocabulary for Open Access Repositories, version 1.1. This vocabulary standardizes the different types of content available in repositories (and other scholarly systems) to enhance cross-repository interoperability. It is currently available in 12 languages - English, Catalan, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Turkish. The vocabulary supports a hierarchical model that relates narrower and broader concepts and is mapped to terms and concepts of similar vocabularies and dictionaries.  

Retrospective DOI minting for datasets [14/09/2016]
DIGITAL.CSIC Technical Office has handled the minting of DOIs for thousands of datasets already available in the repository and lacking this persistent identifier. This service has been channeled through CSIC membership to DataCite and has targeted open access datasets. Another related service provides DOIs to newly submitted datasets into the repository provided they do not have one yet.  

FAQs about Open Peer Review Module for Repositories (OPRM) [31/08/2016]
The team of the Open Peer Review Module for Repositories (OPRM) project has released Frequently Asked Questions about the module functioning and its reputation metrics sub-module. In its current pilot phase, reviewers are invited through the system (i.e, following an author’s request). See an example of a work reviewed through OPRM and more information about the project

2015 Annual Report Released [22/07/2016]
DIGITAL.CSIC has just published its 2015 Annual Report with highlights of most remarkable achievements, performance indicators and work lines. The Report is divided into 6 main sections: general overview, Plan100%Digital, Open Access Publishing Fund, New Services for End-users, Parternships and New Collections. Available in PDF and web formats.

New tool to track projects under open access mandates [20/07/2016]
In order to facilitate compliance with open access mandates, DIGITAL.CSIC Technical Office has developed a tool that searches institutional projects under such obligations across several filters. Access is restricted through the repository's intranet.

Altmetrics and open reviews at DIGITAL.CSIC [29/06/2016]
In June DIGITAL.CSIC Technical Office carried out a couple of activities to raise awareness about the implementation of innovative services for researchers. First, a presentation delivered at the Open Repositories Conference explained the Open Peer Review Module Project while a webinar co-organised by EIFL/COAR/OpenAire and DIGITAL.CSIC shared experiences on the use of Altmetric and real cases of open reviews and annotations

Special issue on Community of Madrid open access mandate at new CSIC Abierto [26/05/2016]
CSIC Abierto 13 focuses on the compliance of the Community of Madrid open access mandate by featuring GEOMATERIALES and TIRONET, 2 CSIC projects on Cultural Heritage and Biomedicine funded by the regional agency. Likewise, the bulletin includes interviews to 2 researchers at IMEDEA institute and new services for scientists available in the institutional repository.

DOIs assignation to datasets in DIGITAL.CSIC [18/05/2016]
CSIC joined DataCite at the end of 2015 and as a result, DIGITAL.CSIC has started to assign DOIs to the new datasets uploaded in the repository. DOIs of these new items generate automatically shortly after their submission into the repository. In addition, these items will be able to display Altmetric indicators, if any.

Slides of Open Peer Review Module for Repositories Out [05/05/2016]
The official launch of the Open Peer Review Module for Institutional Repositories took place in an international event at the Royal Botanical Garden on April 27, 2016. The presentations by the OPRM team, with first achievements and experiences with the module as well as by invited speakers can be donwloaded from the OPRM2016 workshop web site.

New DIGITAL.CSIC presentations [05/04/2016]
DIGITAL.CSIC Technical Office delivered a training workshop for CSIC scientific and technical community last week. DIGITAL.CSIC: good practices and standards for research outputs description and new services, DIGITAL.CSIC: Science reuse and copyright management and DIGITAL.CSIC: Open access mandates and emerging indicators in Science in transition are available.


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