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Resource description templates updated [15/09/2014]
DIGITAL.CSIC description template for conference contributions has been updated to consider a wide range of cases. In addition, the repository's Technical Office has prepared model templates for brochures and videos. They can be accessed here.

DIGITAL.CSIC Annual Report 2013 [16/07/2014]
DIGITAL.CSIC Annual Report highlights main achievements regarding content growth strategies and services for researchers, training and partnerships with like-minded initiatives and analysis of impact indicators, dissemination and marketing. English version coming soon.

LIBER Research Data Management Case Studies Out [08/07/2014]
In an attempt to encourage libraries to build up and expand capacities in research data management, LIBER has recently published 11 case studies that describe policies and support already provided by research libraries across Europe in this domain. DIGITAL.CSIC is one example analyzed.

New CSIC Abierto Issue Out [08/05/2014]
The Spring 2014 issue is devoted to open access experiences by Pyrenean Institute of Ecology and Center of Humanities and Social Sciences at CSIC, with interviews to researcher and librarian communities and to DIGITAL.CSIC news and other resources. The issue closes with an interview to Frances Pinter of Knowledge Unlatched.

New DIGITAL.CSIC presentations available [23/04/2014]
The repository's Technical Office delivered the workshop "DIGITAL.CSIC: Contenidos. Derechos de autor y políticas editoriales. Indicadores de impacto y herramientas de colaboración en Acceso Abierto" on March 24-25-26, 2014. The workshop addressed strategies for content development, archiving and description in DIGITAL.CSIC, current trends in open access as regards copyright issues and licensing options, and emerging initiatives to develop new tools, methods and criteria to assess, measure and analyze the impact of research outputs available in open access.  

Funders' open access mandates: fulfilment through DIGITAL.CSIC [10/03/2014]
New European Commission policy requires open access to peer-reviewed publications resulting for all projects funded by Horizon2020. In addition, the policy includes a pilot project with research data. Repositories play a fundamental role in this and other open access mandates by funding agencies. An overview of principal issues is here.

Results of DIGITAL.CSIC survey on data management and access out [25/02/2014]
The report that analyzes the input by 266 CSIC researchers that completed DIGITAL.CSIC survey on practices with research data is already available. The survey focused on current practices to create, maintain, preserve and disseminate research data, their links with DIGITAL.CSIC and other data platforms and prospects for new support services.

Results of 14th Edition of Ranking Webometrics Out [17/02/2014]
On February 13, the January 2014 Edition of the Ranking Webometrics was published. Altmetrics indicators have been added as data sources for the classification. The new edition sheds positive light on DIGITAL.CSIC, which ranks 18 at world level (out of 1746 repositories analyzed), 13 at institutional level (out of 1660) and 6 in the European ranking (out of 796).

New handbooks and description templates [28/01/2014]
DIGITAL.CSIC Technical Office has updated the handbooks to archive and edit items and has produced new description templates for most common work types (articles, books, conference papers, reviews, technical reports, learning material, datasets, theses, videos) to reflect changes in the ingestion interface and new metadata.

Challenges in research data management [21/01/2014]
Alud de datos reviews main findings and recommendations of the report European Landscape Study of Research Data Management by European Commission funded SIM4RDM project. Based on analysis of surveys to research institutions, national bodies, publishers and researchers the report identifies exisiting policies, recommendations and challenges specific to each community.

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