Bio-medical open archive at National Informatics Centre, India

From: Stevan Harnad <>
Date: Tue, 3 Jan 2006 13:31:02 +0000

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    Bio-medical open archive at National Informatics Centre>

    Self-Archiving is an important model of the Open Access
    movement. National Informatics Centre has been providing various
    services and products to the biomedical community. Building up a
    Self-archiving repository for Bio-medical and Allied sciences was
    a natural extension of these activities.

    To make this repository interoperable with other such repositories
    Open Access Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH)
    was adopted. The selection of suitable software for the archive was
    done from OAI-PMH compatible softwares.

    GNU EPrints was finally selected. A prototype was build for planning
    of activities, demonstration and checking security aspects. To provide
    subject-wise browse view to the archive a MeSH based categorization
    was adopted. A dedicated server was procured and installed in the NIC
    Network Domain under RedHat Advanced Server Version 3.0. EPrints
    software was then installed and customized. Making scientists
    and authors aware of Open Access and its benefits remains a major
    challenge for any such attempt. However efforts are bearing fruits
    in the form of Open Self-archiving repository for Bio-medical and
    Allied Sciences i.e. OpenMED_at_NIC [].

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