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Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Dutch repository content added to national science portal

NARCIS ("the gateway to Dutch scientific information") has now integrated DAREnet ("the network of [Dutch] Digital Academic REpositories").  From yesterday's announcement:

...The website [DAREnet], developed by SURFfoundation, is now a part of NARCIS. The portal offers, amongst others, everyone access to tens of thousands of academic publications in full text. Special collections in the NARCIS portfolio include Cream of Science, showcasing prominent research from the Netherlands and the collection Promise of Science, accessing docteoral e-theses from all Dutch universities.

NARCIS offers the following information:

The main NARCIS section: Search for data on researchers, research organisations and current (or recently concluded) research projects at all Dutch universities and research institutes. You can also search the more than 2,100 datasets that make up the DANS Electronic Archiving System (EASY). This section also gives you access to the full-text publications in DAREnet.

NARCIS is further divided into three sub-sections:

DAREnet: Search exclusively for full-text publications from all Dutch universities, the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, and other research institutions.

Cream of Science: The familiar publication lists of 217 leading researchers, consisting of almost 50,000 documents. Approximately 60 percent of the publications are available in full-text versions and can be downloaded via NARCIS.

Doctoral theses: The Promise of Science provides access to approximately 20,000 full-text doctoral theses from all Dutch universities....