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Support for CSIC authors to publish in open access [16/05/2012]
CSIC Unit of Information Resources for Research has renowed its partnership with Biomed Central and has reached similar agreements with Chemistry Central and SpringerOpen in order to cover 57% of OA publications costs for articles by CSIC researchers. Details of the programme, including resulting authors' involvement with Digital.CSIC and journals coverage, is available here.

First edition of Digital.CSIC Awards [17/04/2012]
Just released the recipients of the first edition of Digital.CSIC Awards! These awards recognise efforts to make CSIC research outputs available in open access in 3 categories: researcher, center and libraries. Find out their names at the web of the Fourth Conference of CSIC Libraries Network.

Mendeley functionality available in Digital.CSIC [10/04/2012]
Now it is possible to export references of the items housed in Digital.CSIC to Mendeley. The button for bookmarking and linking is available under the title of items and it is necessary to have a Mendeley user account first.

Expert group meeting on Open Access in Biomedical Research [27/03/2012]
On March 21-22, the European Medical Research Councils (EMRC) organised with the collaboration of the CSIC Unit of Scientific Resources for Research (URICI) an expert group meeting on Open Access in Biomedical Research. More than 30 experts representing 11 ESF member organisations as well as research agencies, publishers and research library organisations throughout Europe gathered to discuss current barriers to access biomedical research and alternatives offered by open access. CSIC participates through its repository Digital.CSIC in this initiative that is coordinated by the European Science Foundation (ESF).

Registration open for new Digital.CSIC workshop [06/03/2012]
From March 5 to 16 CSIC researchers and librarians can register for the workshop "Management of authors' rights in open access. Open access policies and new models to measure the impact and evaluate the perfomance of scientific outputs" (Madrid, June 4-5). More details in the institutional web site.

Conclusions of PEER Economics Research Report [01/03/2012]
EU-funded PEER project (Publishing and the Ecology of European Research) has explored the impact of massive self-archiving (Green Open Access) from different angles. PEER Economics Research Report, recently released, addresses this issue by associating economic costs with the management and sustainability of repositories and publishing initiatives. Digital.CSIC is one of the repositories studied.

WorldCat indexes Digital.CSIC collections [13/02/2012]
From now, Digital.CSIC items can be also discovered from WorldCat, the largest network of libraries content and services in the world and 1.5+ billion items indexed. WorldCat adds to other specialised platforms that harvest Digital.CSIC items, such as WorldWideScience and BASE.

Time for new scientific communication models [01/02/2012]
This article analyzes the origin and consequences of the open, free and permanent access to publicly funded research outputs and the reasons why the scientific communication model which is more concerned about economic profit than about the social value of dissemination of science is contested.

New list of CSIC projects under European open access policies [18/01/2012]
A new list of CSIC research projects under 7FP open access pilot project or ERC is available here. Digital.CSIC has prepared a brief guide with more details and both the repository's Technical Office and libraries assist in their fulfilment.  

New CSIC Abierto issue [16/01/2012]
CSIC Abierto 5 is already available here. This issue features scientific and librarian communities at the School of Arab Studies (EEA) and the Institute of Natural Resources and Agrobiology (IRNASA) and informs about other Digital.CSIC related news and resources of interest, such as Liquid Pub, an open access IIIA project.

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