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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.

Recommendations to comply with H2020 Open Access mandate [15/03/2016]
On March 3-4 the European project NCP_WIDE_NET, whose aim is to set up a network of national contact points so as to promote scientific excellence and wide participation in H2020, organised a Workshop on Legal and Financial Aspects. DIGITAL.CSIC took part with a presentation about recommendations for researchers to comply with H2020 Open Access mandate and institutional services to support them.

A sneak preview of upcoming Annual Report 2015 [08/03/2016]
DIGITAL.CSIC registered progress in terms of content development, technology upgrade, new services for end-users and quality certification in 2015. This video and this poster give a brief account.

DIGITAL.CSIC in the Ranking Web of Repositories 2016 first edition [28/01/2016]
Last January the first 2016 edition of the Ranking Webometrics was published. Digital.CSIC begins 2016 with the following positions: 14 at institutional level (out of 2.205 repositories analyzed), 19 at world level (out of 2.297) and 7 in the European ranking (out of 910). All details here.

DIGITAL.CSIC has been awarded the Data Seal of Approval (DSA) [17/12/2015]
In December 2015 Digital.CSIC, the institutional repository of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) has got the Data Seal of Approval, becoming the first that win this award in Spain. The Data Seal of Approval was established by a number of institutions committed to the long-term archiving of research data. The DSA is awarded by an international board of data repositories to those organizations who meet the national and international guidelines for digital data archiving. The objectives of the Data Seal of Approval are to safeguard data, to ensure high quality and to guide reliable management of data for the future without requiring the implementation of new standards, regulations or high costs. Digital.CSIC works every day to improve. Thanks everybody to make it possible! Further information about DSA

More than 120,000 items in DIGITAL.CSIC [04/12/2015]
On December 3, 2015 DIGITAL.CSIC surpassed 120,000 items. 62% of them provide open access to their corresponding works and by resource types, peer-reviewed articles, datasets, conference papers and book chapters are those with the highest open access share. Social Sciences/Humanities, Natural Resources, Agricultural Sciences and Physical Science and Technologies are the most open access enablers too. See here the Digital.CSIC deposited items evolution.

Digital.CSIC fact sheets collection to comply Open Access mandates [03/11/2015]
Open Access is being favored by the OA mandates of funding agencies to compel researchers to make their research results available and free. The DIGITAL.CSIC Technical Office helps CSIC’s authors to comply with these mandates since 2011. Now we have created several fact sheets with instructions to make easily comprehensible the OA mandates and explain authors how to comply with them. Among these mandates are: Horizon2020 (the EU framework programme for research and innovation), the Spanish Science Law, the CAM law (Autonomous community of Madrid) and the Open Access URICI-CSIC Fund. Additionally, another fact sheet informs about how CSIC’s authors can comply with OA mandates through Digital.CSIC repository.

Max Planck researchers to benefit from open access agreement with Springer [26/10/2015]
Springer and the Max Planck Digital Library in Germany have signed an agreement which allows Max Planck researchers to publish their papers open access in more than 1,600 Springer subscription journals and access to over 2,000 Springer journals in total. The Springer Compact agreement, made for the first time with a large single research institution, combines reading and open access publishing in one payment scheme. A pilot in nature, its aim is to gain experience to help prepare a framework for a sustainable model of open access publishing and access to Springer’s subscription journals. Full info.

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