An der Universitat de les Illes Balears findet in dieser Woche die Konferenz der European Library Automation Group (ELAG) statt. Das Programm ist auf der Konferenzseite zu finden. Wie in den letzten Jahren wird es sich auch in diesem sicherlich lohnen, dem Hashtag #elag2012 ein wenig Aufmerksamkeit zu schenken.
The situation of open access institutional repositories in Spain: 2009 report von Remedios Melero, Ernest Abadal, Francisca Abad und Josep Manel Rodríguez-Gairín.
Introduction. The DRIVER I project drew up a detailed report of European repositories based on data gathered in a survey in which Spain’s participation was very low. This created a highly distorted image of the implementation of repositories in Spain. This study aims to analyse the current state of Spanish open-access institutional repositories and to describe their characteristics.
Method. The data were gathered through a Web survey. The questionnaire was based on that used by DRIVER I: coverage; technical infrastructure and technical issues; institutional policies; services created; and stimulators and inhibitors for establishing, filling and maintaining their digital institutional repositories.
Analysis. Data were tabulated and analysed systematically according responses obtained from the questionnaire and grouped by coverage.
Results. Responses were obtained from 38 of the 104 institutions contacted, which had 29 institutional repositories. This represents 78.3% of the Spanish repositories according to the BuscaRepositorios directory. Spanish repositories contained mainly full-text materials (journal articles and doctoral theses) together with metadata. The software most used was DSpace, followed by EPrints. The metadata standard most used was Dublin Core. Spanish repositories offered more usage statistics and fewer author-oriented services than the European average. The priorities for the future development of the repositories are the need for clear policies on access to scientific production based on public funding and the need for quality control indicators.
Conclusions.This is the first detailed study of Spanish institutional repositories. The key stimulants for establishing, filling and maintaining were, in order of importance, the increase of visibility and citation, the interest of decision-makers, simplicity of use and search services. On the other hand the main inhibitors identified were the absence of policies, the lack of integration with other national and international systems and the lack of awareness efforts among academia.
Der Bürgermeister der spanischen Gemeinde Noblejas setzt auf ausgefallene Methoden, um Kinder zum Lesen zu bewegen: Eltern sollen für jede mit ihren Grundschulkindern in der Bibliothek verbrachte Stunde einen Euro bekommen.
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According to the origin of the tradition of World Book Day we start our experiment with a contribution from Catalonia. ‘La bibliotecària gamoia’ is blogging at gamoia.bloc.cat/ in Catalan. She invites us to hear the sounds of Catalan language by using a literary audio anthology specially prepared by the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya for the 2006 ‘Diada de Sant Jordi’ (World Book Day). In her considerations she does not only concentrate on Catalonia but on the whole Spanish biblioblogosphere.
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