How to automatically import documents in the open publication repository HAL

The SWORD API allows to automatically import documents in the open publication repository HAL. Under the github repository of CCSD, you’ll find complete documentation in English describing the import process with Sword and an example of XML/TEI for each document type. Each .xml file describes the mandatory and optional fields that…

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HAL

What is HAL ? Since April 2013, HAL (Hyper Articles On line) is the reference platform in France for the open access to scientific publications (articles and theses). It is supported by the French Ministry of Research and managed by the CCSD (a CNRS unit dedicated to open archives). The…

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Webometrics Ranking of Open Access Repositories

The 16th Webometrics Ranking of Open Access Repositories has just been published! This year sees the introduction of a new “Altmetrics” criterion, a visibility indicator (Academia, Facebook, LinkedIn, Mendeley, ResearchGate, Slideshare, Twitter, Wikipedia (all editions), Wikipedia (English edition); YouTube & Scribd), which now counts for 25% of the evaluation. Another…

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The thumbnail functionality for HAL and HalTools is once again available following migration to HAL V3

It is once again possible to include windows and thumbnails from publications on a page using HalTools. As before, just check the ‘Thumbnails (Figure,image)’ checkbox in the display and formatting area, then select a CSS style sheet compatible with thumbnails (../css/VisuOmbreVignettes.css, ../css/VisuRubriqueEncadre.css). If no reduced size main image is available,…

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HAL V3 – innovations presented by the CCSD (Centre for Direct Scientific Communication)

On its blog, the CCSD reveals innovations in version three of HAL through a 116-slide presentation given during three training sessions organised by the URFIST (Regional Unit for Training in Scientific and Technical Information) in Rennes, Lyon and Toulouse in June 2014. The presentation was prepared by Bénédicte Kuntziger, head…

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