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Digital.CSIC policies published
Digital.CSIC policies have just been made available on our web. These policies define Digital.CSIC action lines as regards content and collection development, services, metadata and data reuse, items submission, modification and elimination, statistics, preservation and formats, and privacy issues. These policies will help our users know Digital.CSIC better and go in line with best practices promoted at the international level. The pdf version can be downloaded here.

Digital.CSIC in Seville
CSIC repository's Technical Office will hold the session "Digital.CSIC: News, developments, procedures" at the Main Meeting Room of the Center of Scientific Research Isla de La Cartuja on July 2nd from 10:00 to 12:45. This meeting targets both librarians and researchers of CSIC centers in Seville.  

Digital.CSIC takes part in the making of Alhambra Declaration on Open Access
On May 13-14, 2010 delegations from France, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Spain and Turkey gathered in Granada to discuss open access and design a roadmap to promote common policies in Southern Europe. Delegations included representatives from all open access stakeholder communities (public administration, funding agencies, universities and research centers, librarians, publishers and researchers). The Alhambra Declaration is the first outcome of this seminar organised by FECYT in collaboration with SELL and hosted by CSIC.   

Digital.CSIC - 12 Jornades Catalanes d'Informació i Documentació (May 19-20, 2010)
Digital.CSIC participated in this seminar to highlight developments thus far. After only two years of life, the institutional repository DIGITAL.CSIC is one of the most important in Spain. From the beginning, the CSIC Libraries Coordination Unit has made a big effort to give to their libraries an outstanding weight in this project. Quantitative data are shown to known the rol that have had the 23 centres and 11 libraries maintained by the CSIC at Catalonia. Finally, some suggestions are proposed to consolidate DIGITAL.CSIC in this autonomous community +

New set of statistics on Digital.CSIC
Digital.CSIC puts at the disposal of its users a new set of statistics that enriches the usage repository data with general and per CSIC center/institute statistics. Our new statistics are an innovation of the facilities provided by DSpace on this respect, offer a much higher granularity and show growth trends as well as impact of available research.

Digital.CSIC Annual Report 2009
In an attempt to disseminate activities and outcomes achieved by Digital.CSIC, its Annual Report 2009 is now available online. This is the first year that Digital.CSIC Technical Office has published a report of its activities and we hope that you will enjoy its content and will like its design. The Annual report is available in Spanish and English and can be downloaded in pdf (1MB) from our homepage.     

Improvements on searches on Digital.CSIC
In order to improve visualization on Digital.CSIC interface and to make search and location of scientific information easier, distortion observed in names with diacritical signs on the authors list has been corrected. As a result, names with such marks show now in their rightful place in the alphabetical listing, thus facilitating the search for documents by author. Further improvements in this direction will take place in the coming months.

Digital.CSIC hits 20.000 items
On March 16, 2010 CSIC institutional repository has reached 20.000 items. Officially launched in January 2008 to organise, provide open access to and preserve intellectual outputs by the 147 CSIC research centers and institutes, Digital.CSIC has got consolidated and enjoys a growing involvement of its institutional network of libraries and scientific community. Digital.CSIC is a repository that houses publications and grey literature across scientific, social sciences and humanities disciplines.  

Digital.CSIC listed as a top climber on DSpace analysis about latest edition of Ranking Web of World Repositories
On the occasion of January 2010 edition of Ranking Web of World Repositories DSpace has conducted an analysis on repositories that have experienced higher positions in the classification. 45 out of these top 100 institutional repositories use DSpace. The study puts a special emphasis on 8 repositories that run on DSpace and have climbed up positions significantly with respect to July 2009 edition. Amongst them stand Digital.CSIC and DSpace has encouraged these “top climbers” to share improvements that have allowed for their rise in the ranking.        

Digital.CSIC keeps on climbing up on January 2010 edition of Ranking of World Repositories
The newest edition of Ranking of World Repositories has just been published where Digital.CSIC continued rise is visible: thus, in comparison with July 2009 edition, CSIC open repository has scaled positions both in the institutional repositories classification (jumping from the 54th to the 43th place) and in the general ranking of top 400 repositories in the world (passing from the 68th to the 49th position). This is a good news that supports the work done by Digital.CSIC so far and encourages further improvements and collaboration with participating libraries +


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