The Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR) has published the report, Incentives, Integration, and Mediation: Sustainable Practices for Populating Repositories with a variety of successful practices for populating repositories collected from around the world.
On behalf of SIDALC, I would like to thank to all the libraries that have georeferenced their information. This exercise had the objective to raise the visibility of libraries and information centers of the SIDALC Alliance participants (each link has an access to your library's information in the directory).
In the near future, it will be possible to access to information by country, such as...
Agropolis International, ADBS-LR et Doccitanist organisent une journée consacrée aux enjeux de l’Open Access pour la recherche. Cette journée se tiendra le lundi 17 juin 2013, à Montpellier, mais sera aussi retransmise en direct, en français.
Science ministers from the G8 group of the world’s richest countries have jointly endorsed the need to increase access to publicly-funded research.
They have approved a statement which proposes to the G8 for consideration new areas for collaboration and agreement on global challenges, global research infrastructure, open scientific research data, and increasing access to the peer-reviewed,...
We are pleased to announce that the Hasselt University (Belgium) has recently developed an ontology plug-in.
The Organization for Tropical Studies took the initiative to develop the National Bibliography on Tropical Biology (BINABITROP) which is a database that contains the references of more than 39,000 publications in English and Spanish (books, selected chapters, thesis, articles, reports, and multimedia) on biology and related topics regarding Costa Rica.
The search can be conducted by entering the...
The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) has announced a new draft selection criteria for listing journals in its directory. The draft criteria is open for public comments until the 15th of July 2013. The rise of open access journals publishers; the increasing participation and support in open publishing by research funders; favourable open access policies and mandates has necessitated the...