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Friday, July 13, 2007

Brasilia presentations on IRs

Two presentations from the 1st Ibero-American Conference On Electronic Publishing In The Context Of Scholarly Communication (Brasilia, April 25-28, 2006) were self-archived yesterday in E-LIS. (No presentations are yet available at the conference web site.)

  1. Sely Maria de Souza Costa and Fernando César Lima Leite, Repositórios institucionais: potencial para maximizar o acesso e o impacto da pesquisa em universidades. In Portuguese but with this English-language abstract: Open Access digital institutional repositories have motivated a strong debate on electronic publishing in specialized literature. More focused on questions related to the so called Open Access Movement of the Scientific Information, they have raised discussions both in the context of the academy and the government and the industry (this related to the scientific publication work). It is subject, therefore, of constant concern of all the scientific community actors, to name scientific authors (researchers), publishers, scientific societies, funding agencies, libraries and access and service providers. The text deals with university institutional repositories focusing some of the main questions that guide the discussions of the subject. It emphasizes the impact of research aspects and motivation that certainly is part of their dissemination on the Web, and it reflects a scientific community reaction to the business model of the scientific publishing companies.
  2. Fernando César Lima Leite and Sely Maria de Souza Costa, Repositórios institucionais sob a perspectiva da gestão do conhecimento científico. In Portuguese but with this English-language abstract: From theoretical reflections, the institutional repositories are discussed under the prism of the scientific knowledge management, both the point of view of knowledge conversion model (Nonaka and Takeuchi, 1997) and the basic processes of knowledge management. One suggests that the institutional repositories appear both as alternative to speed up the scientific communication processes and the scientific knowledge management.