is the national portal to Spanish open access scientific publications.
The project is a joint collaboration between REBIUN (Network of academic
and research libraries of Spain) and FECYT (Spanish Foundation for Science
and Technology) to create a national search service of open access scientific
publications, to stimulate open access initiatives in Spain, to stimulate
and coordinate the creation
of a national infrastructure of institutional repositories and to serve
as a central point of information about all questions related with Open
Access and new Scholarly communication issues.
As a scientific national search service RECOLECTA will only harvest
scientific documents wherever they are (open access journals, institutional
repositories, disciplinary repositories) as long as they are OAI compliant.
"Cultural heritage" type of documents will not be included
and neither will learning objects. For the moment, most of the documents
are textual and all are open access.
RECOLECTA is currently in beta phase (pending further work on the graphical
design). As soon as possible an English translation will be made available
similar to the Sherpa/Romeo translation which has already been completed.
Other services such as statistics and a national Thesis portal are also
In April the first national meeting of Spanish OAI data providers will
be held. It is planned to use this meeting to create a national repository
managers group to coordinate the development of the Spanish national
infrastructure in a standarized way following the DRIVER guidelines.
For further information please contact email@example.com.
Gavin Baker at 4/10/2008 11:06:00 AM.
The open access movement:
Putting peer-reviewed scientific and scholarly literature
on the internet. Making it available free of charge and
free of most copyright and licensing restrictions.
Removing the barriers to serious research.