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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 +

New team member in Digital.CSIC Technical Office
On January 20, Isabel Bernal joined Digital.CSIC team to replace Pablo de Castro in the general management of the project. Isabel comes from the international library cooperation sector and worked at foundation (Electronic Information for Libraries, for the last 5 years.

Metadata Quality Module
In order to resolve issues with duplicates and perform batch edit operations, the CSIC acquired @mire's Metadata Quality Module, fort its Digital.CSIC repository.

Digital.CSIC celebrates Open Access Week 2009
The International Open Access Week 2009 will be held worldwide on the week Oct 19-23, in order to "broaden awareness and understanding of Open Access to research, including access policies from all types of research funders, within the international higher education community and the general public". Along the week the Digital.CSIC will be asking CSIC researchers for at least one deposit of their most recent publications, be it through self-archiving or via the Mediated Deposit Service.

Restricted-access items in Digital.CSIC
From Oct 20 it is now possible to label restricted-access items in Digital.CSIC, so that those documents in the repository not yet available Open Access can be clearly identified by users. The papers' full-text version may only be accessed if the user has a running suscription to the publisher's contents. Our intention is always supplying Open Access to any paper available in Digital.CSIC, but this option allows Digital.CSIC to provide bibliographic records -plus a link to the publisher's version- for papers by CSIC authors as soon as they get published.

OR10 in Madrid
After this year's edition (OR09) was held in Atlanta, GA, USA, and last year's one took place in Southampton, UK, the 2010 Open Repositories Conference will be held next July in Madrid (Palacio de Congresos, Jul 6-9, 2010). OR conferences are one of the main annual events for the international Open Archives community, and its 2010 Madrid edition will represent a good opportunity for the Spanish community of developers to participate.

Digital.CSIC in the Cybermetrics Lab Ranking of World Repositories
The July 2009 edition of the CINDOC-CSIC Cybermetrics Lab Web Ranking of World Repositories was recently published. 18 months after its release, Digital.CSIC is ranked 68th in the general repository classification and 54th in the new specific IR ranking (rankings were 74 and 63 respectively in the January edition). Seventeen Spanish repositories are listed among the Top 400 world IRs (up from 9 in the previous release).

"Digital.CSIC at your website"
This new Digital.CSIC functionality, released on Mar 9, allows for direct searching through the repository content from external webpages. The module automatically generates different search tools in a single html code line which can be inserted in a researcher's publications webpage or at the library website.

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