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DIGITAL.CSIC at the THOR Bootcamp in Spain [21/11/2016]
International project to promote the usage of scholarly persistent identifiers THOR organised a Bootcamp to discuss about technologies and services for open research data in Madrid on November 17, 2016. DIGITAL.CSIC took part in the programme with a presentation about the repository's services for CSIC authors who generate data during the cycle of their scientific projects. 

DIGITAL.CSIC Celebrates International Open Access Week 2016 [24/10/2016]
Under the theme "Open in Action", this year's International Open Access Week (October 24-30) encourages all stakeholders to take concrete steps to make their own work more openly available and encourage others to do the same. DIGITAL.CSIC has released hottest new services to help CSIC scientific community enable open access to their publications, other research outputs and research data more easily.

Slides of Open Data Workshop Out [21/10/2016]
DIGITAL.CSIC Technical Office delivered a hands-on training workshop about open data management for CSIC scientific and technical staff on October 17-19, 2016. You can already download the slides of Management, open access and preservation of research data (2016) and Tools to curate, visualize and reuse open data.

COAR “Resource Type” Controlled Vocabulary Released [05/10/2016]
COAR has released its "Resource Type” Controlled Vocabulary for Open Access Repositories, version 1.1. This vocabulary standardizes the different types of content available in repositories (and other scholarly systems) to enhance cross-repository interoperability. It is currently available in 12 languages - English, Catalan, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Turkish. The vocabulary supports a hierarchical model that relates narrower and broader concepts and is mapped to terms and concepts of similar vocabularies and dictionaries.  

Retrospective DOI minting for datasets [14/09/2016]
DIGITAL.CSIC Technical Office has handled the minting of DOIs for thousands of datasets already available in the repository and lacking this persistent identifier. This service has been channeled through CSIC membership to DataCite and has targeted open access datasets. Another related service provides DOIs to newly submitted datasets into the repository provided they do not have one yet.  

FAQs about Open Peer Review Module for Repositories (OPRM) [31/08/2016]
The team of the Open Peer Review Module for Repositories (OPRM) project has released Frequently Asked Questions about the module functioning and its reputation metrics sub-module. In its current pilot phase, reviewers are invited through the system (i.e, following an author’s request). See an example of a work reviewed through OPRM and more information about the project

2015 Annual Report Released [22/07/2016]
DIGITAL.CSIC has just published its 2015 Annual Report with highlights of most remarkable achievements, performance indicators and work lines. The Report is divided into 6 main sections: general overview, Plan100%Digital, Open Access Publishing Fund, New Services for End-users, Parternships and New Collections. Available in PDF and web formats.

New tool to track projects under open access mandates [20/07/2016]
In order to facilitate compliance with open access mandates, DIGITAL.CSIC Technical Office has developed a tool that searches institutional projects under such obligations across several filters. Access is restricted through the repository's intranet.

Altmetrics and open reviews at DIGITAL.CSIC [29/06/2016]
In June DIGITAL.CSIC Technical Office carried out a couple of activities to raise awareness about the implementation of innovative services for researchers. First, a presentation delivered at the Open Repositories Conference explained the Open Peer Review Module Project while a webinar co-organised by EIFL/COAR/OpenAire and DIGITAL.CSIC shared experiences on the use of Altmetric and real cases of open reviews and annotations

Special issue on Community of Madrid open access mandate at new CSIC Abierto [26/05/2016]
CSIC Abierto 13 focuses on the compliance of the Community of Madrid open access mandate by featuring GEOMATERIALES and TIRONET, 2 CSIC projects on Cultural Heritage and Biomedicine funded by the regional agency. Likewise, the bulletin includes interviews to 2 researchers at IMEDEA institute and new services for scientists available in the institutional repository.


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