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COAR study on practices to populate repositories [11/09/2013]
The Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR) has recently published the study Incentives, Integration and Mediation: Sustainable Practices for Populating Repositories that gives account of best practices and sustainale strategies in the world. Digital.CSIC strategy based on mediation services is included in the report.

2013 Summer Edition of Ranking Web of Repositories [23/08/2013]
The 13th edition of the Ranking got published last August 10. Digital.CSIC continues to improve positions in the following classifications: World (19th out of 1650 repositories), Institutional (13th out of 1563) and European (9th out of 738). Check the Ranking and its analysis criteria.

Study on impact indicators in Digital.CSIC [30/07/2013]
The article "Open Access and the Changing Landscape of Research Impact Indicators: New Roles for Repositories" joins the debate about metrics to assess science and provides a number of case studies based on works and impact tools available in Digital.CSIC.

Digital.CSIC beats 75,000 items [25/07/2013]
On July 23, 2013 Digital.CSIC reached 75,000 items with the deposit of preprint article "Terpenoids from Maytenus Species and Assessment of Their Reversal Activity against a Multidrug-Resistant Leishmania tropica Line". CSIC areas that boast more content freely available include Natural Resources, Physics, Agricultural Sciences and Humanities-Social Sciences.

CSIC Abierto 8 is Out [18/07/2013]
New issue of CSIC Abierto Bulletin is available. CSIC Institute of History and Institute of Sea Sciences are featured, with interviews to research and librarian staff. Main topics include new impact indicators and datasets in Digital.CSIC, Mediated Archiving Service, strategies to include the repository in institutes communication plans and partnerships with other initiatives. 

Digital.CSIC Annual Report 2012 [28/06/2013]
The Annual Report 2012 is already available in Spanish here. It gives an account of main activities carried out in the following areas: content strategies and growth, impact and online dissemination of deposited items, partnerships at national and international levels, and teaching, awareness raising and advocacy resources.

Digital.CSIC article published at SEBBM [25/06/2013]
"Scientific outputs, accessible for all audiences" gives an overview of motivations and context in which the open access movement was born and main accomplishments over the last 20 years and challenges for the future. You can download it here and follow the discussion online.

CSIC projects under open access policy of Madrid Autonomous Community [17/06/2013]
Since 2008, the Autonomous Community of Madrid (CAM) encourages authors to deposit their final or revised versions of peer-reviewed articles resulting from funded projects in institutional repositories. Check here what CSIC projects under Biomedicine and Technologies areas fall within this policy. 

Digital.CSIC handbook on good practices in user-initiated digitization [04/06/2013]
The handbook on good practices in digitization for documents to upload into Digital.CSIC is already available here. These documents should meet a set of minimum quality requirements and the handbook gives an overview of main issues to consider.

Registration open for next Digital.CSIC workshop [03/06/2013]
From today until June 14 it is possible to apply for next Digital.CSIC workshop "Open access, copyright issues and new research impact measures" to be held at URICI headquarters in Madrid on October 21-22. The workshop targets both scientific and librarian communities at CSIC.  


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