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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Portugal launches central repository to harvest national IRs

Portugal's publicly-funded Repositório Científico de Acesso Aberto de Portugal (RCAAP) was officially launched yesterday at the 3ª Conferência sobre o Acesso Livre ao Conhecimento (Minho, December 15-16, 2008).  RCAAP harvests content from 10 institutional repositories from around the country.

For more details, see the RCAAP about page, in Portugues or Google's English, or yesterday's article in Tek, in Portuguese or Google's English.  Also see Ricardo Vidal's blog post (in English).  Excerpt:

...[RCAAP] is currently indexing over 13091 documents from 10 repositories has been announced as a project funded by the Knowledge Society Agency (UMIC) and will be technically maintained by the National Scientific Computations Foundation (FCCN)....

The 10 repositories that are currently contributing to this main centralized repository are mainly university DSpace-based repositories or similar....