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Wednesday, August 08, 2007


Two announcements from DRIVER

  1. German DINI intensifies collaboration with DRIVER for digital repositories
  2. The German Initiative for Networked Information DINI starts the new project "OA-Netzwerk", which will push the national network for Open Access repositories to an even higher level. Germany is an important advocate for Open Access and the establishment of institutional repositories: The international registry for Open Access repositories OpenDOAR shows that Germany has the highest number of repositories in Europe while the DINI Certificate for repositories has led the way for approving a high quality standard to individual repositories.

    "OA-Netzwerk", funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft DFG, will now address further aspects of best practice in operations as well as data quality that is designed to build an advanced national node in the international repository infrastructure of DRIVER. The project is also related to the construction of Demonstrators for usage statistics on repository contents and citation analysis that are candidates for a further extension of the DRIVER Repository Service Suite.

  3. Researchers asked for their opinion - August 2007
  4. The DRIVER Search service is due to go live in testing phase later this month. The European research community is being asked to participate in a usability survey of the new service. The survey is being led by the University of Ghent and offers researchers a chance to make a significant contribution to the development of the service. Anyone interested in participating in the survey is asked to contact for further details.