INRIA launches its Open Archive in
(The French National Institute for Research in Computer Science and
is about to launch an Open Archive dedicated to its scientific
publications. INRIA Chairman Gilles
the Berlin Declaration last June and
embraces the Open Archive Initiative. He is convinced that such an
archive will increase INRIA's
scientific visibility and impact, keep track of INRIA's scientific output,
and be of use to the whole scientific community.
Archive is part of the HAL
Open Archive, produced by the CCSD
(Center for Direct
Scientific Communication) of CNRS,
physicists. INRIA is now collaborating
with the CCSD for the future evolution of HAL [Hyper
INRIA user interface has been configured to facilitate
articles and creating metadata by INRIA scientists and librarians.
LateX sources are automatically mirrored into ArXiv. Documents to be archived include
mostly submitted or accepted contributions in
Conferences and Journals, book
chapters, but also tutorials, INRIA Reports,
presentations and dissertations. It
is also possible to archive the proceedings of
conferences organized, chaired
or edited by INRIA scientists.
INRIA scientists (including PhD students, Post-docs,
scientists on secondment,
external collaborators) will be strongly encouraged to use
as a repository for their research. The in house movement in favor of
Archives has already started and it is well received by most INRIA
scientists. Some of them are
already using the generic HAL or ArXiv.
the outcome of an internal working group that started in
2003. Some aspects such as the Archive's perimeter, the moderation
process and the role of INRIA
librarians still need some refining. The results of this
group will be submitted to a Steering Committee for Scientific
Dissemination that will meet for the
first time on March 23.