ARNO (Academic Research in the Netherlands Online) project started
The ARNO project (Academic Research in the Netherlands Online) aims to develop and implement university document servers to make available the scientific output of participating institutions. The ARNO project is funded by IWI (Innovation in Scientific Information Supply). Project participants are the University of Amsterdam, the University of Tilburg and the University of Twente.
The project continues to build on earlier IWI projects in the area of electronic publishing and on international initiatives such as "The Open Archives Initiative".
To couple the document servers to international distributed digital archives and to the Dutch national information infrastructure.
The infrastructure that will be developed needs to accommodate a coupling to the production processes of scientific publishers and offer a good basis for the organisation of peer review, practised by scientists independently or outsourced to existing publishers.
The scientific output from the universities need to connect seamlessly to digital learning environments.
The Library of the University of Amsterdam continues to build on a number of innovative projects that have been completed in the past few years through the "EDUBA programme" and the activities recently taken up by its Digital Production Centre. Among others, the Beta Preprint and Publication Server, an electronic archive that supports research and communication in the natural sciences; the Digital Student Library, a digital learning environment and the publication of electronic journals such as Contributions to Zoology.
The Library of the University of Tilburg continues to build on the DEGREE project (Dutch Electronic Grey Files on Economics); the Tilburg Internet Law Library which includes an republishing component; the publication of the Electronic Journal of Comparative Law and the DECOMATE project that offers access in an integrated way to heterogenous, distributed sources in the area of economics.
The Library of the University of Twente continues to build on the WebDOC project that offers 50% of the university's output of dissertations and the electronic material within the digital learning environment Campus+.
ARNO project site: http://www.uba.uva.nl/en/projects/arno/
For more information, please contact the ARNO project manager:
University of Tilburg
Send comments and questions to H-Net
Webstaff. H-Net reproduces announcements that have been submitted to us as a
free service to the academic community. If you are interested in an announcement
listed here, please contact the organizers or patrons directly. Though we strive
to provide accurate information, H-Net cannot accept responsibility for the text of
announcements appearing in this service. (Administration)