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Thursday, December 06, 2007

Milestones for the Caltech OA archives

The Caltech CODA (Collection of Open Digital Archives) reached a number of milestones in November.  From today's announcement:

...Overall, the archives provide access to more than 13,500 books, dissertations, articles, technical reports, patents, websites, and other scholarly materials.

The largest archive, CaltechAUTHORS, moved past the 8100 record level. It attracted the interest of one of our Nobel laureates as a possible tool for providing access to his entire body of work.  Librarians are actively working with the professor in securing the necessary rights and permissions from publishers to make his vision a reality.  More on this story as it develops.

CaltechETD passed the 4000 record level, providing online access to 45% of the Institute's almost 9000 dissertations.  Electronic theses have been mandatory at Caltech since July 2002 and became the version of record in 2007.