New Portuguese scientific OA repository launched

Portugal New Portuguese scientific OA repository launched19 Dec 2008

Portugal’s publicly-funded Repositório Científico de Acesso Aberto de Portugal (RCAAP) was recently launched at the 3rd Open Access conference that took place at University of Minho on December 15 – 16, 2008. RCAAP gathers content from 10 institutional repositories from across the country.

The new open access repository currently indexes more than 13091 documents from 10 repositories. The project is 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 centralised repository are mainly university DSpace-based repositories or similar.

Approximately 10% are in English.  Topics appear to be mainly biomedical.

Source: Knowledgespeak Newsletter, Dec. 19, 2008.