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Open Access Week in Portugal (RCAAP)


Open Access Week in Portugal (RCAAP)

Portugal Open Access Science Repository

Country: Portugal
Members: 17
Latest Activity: Jul 7, 2019

Portugal Open Access Science Repository

In the middle of 2008, the RCAAP (Repositório Científico de Acesso Aberto de Portugal = Portugal Open Access Science Repository) initiative was established. The RCAAP initiative aims to increase the visibility, accessibility and dissemination of Portuguese research outputs, as well integrating Portugal worldwide in this domain. The first phase of RCAAP started in July and ended in December (2008) and the project has been renewed annually in 2009 and 2010. The main components of the RCAAP project are the following:

* RCAAP Portal: collects, aggregates and indexes open access scientific contents from Portuguese institutional repositories, and forms a single entry point for searching, discovery and viewing thousands of scientific and scholarly publications;
* SARI (ASP service for institutional repositories): allows institutions to create and completely “brand” their repositories as desired in a central infrastructure;
* Repositories Validator: a tool that measures the degree to which a repository conforms with RCAAP requirements (based on the DRIVER guidelines).
* Communication, promotion and training activities

Furthermore within the RCAAP project an “Open Access Policy Kit” was created. It contains a set of useful information and resources for the formulation and implementation of Open Access policies for research institutions (especially universities) and funding policies. Commissioned by the RCAAP project, it has also produced the report: “Open Access in Portugal: A State of the Art Report”

Currently there are 32 open access repositories on a production stage indexed on the RCAAP Portal, but there are others currently on testing/installation stages. The IRs that are already in production stage, index more than 48.000 scientific documents.

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Comment by Teresa Sousa on October 26, 2014 at 4:00am

The presence of the University of Porto in the 3rd edition published by Repository Observatory: Institutional Repositories in supporting research.

Everyone is invited to visit the site of COAR.

Comment by Raquel Truta on October 23, 2014 at 10:10pm

Wallpapers RCAAP Project. Reuse

Comment by Raquel Truta on October 23, 2014 at 10:09pm
Comment by Teresa Sousa on October 23, 2014 at 4:40am

The University of Porto is celebrating the 7th edition of the International Open Access Week: information about the topic Open Access is being published on the information systems of the University.

Comment by Teresa Sousa on October 23, 2012 at 4:10am

"University of Porto ( is promoting the Open Access Week within its academic community. Several initiatives are being taken.

Comment by Pedro Príncipe on October 3, 2011 at 10:13pm is the website dedicated to all initiatives OAW 2011 in Portugal.
Comment by RCAAP on October 28, 2010 at 6:11am is the site dedicated to all initiatives OAW 2010 in Portugal.

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