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The Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI), Kochi, India, has launched an institutional repository with nearly 7,000 scientific papers of their staff members published since 1953, using eprints repository software. This collection includes publication of the Institute’s staff members in journals, conference prsentations, seminars, symposia, technical reports, theses, patents and related publications.

The U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) has launched a new digital repository, Digital Collections. which allows  searching, browsing and retrieval of monographs and films from NLM’s History of Medicine Division.  The first release of Digital Collections includes a newly expanded set of Cholera Online monographs, a portion of which NLM first published online in PDF format in 2007.  Each book was scanned into high-quality TIFF images, which underwent optical character recognition to generate corresponding text files.

Edith Cowan University in Western Australia  has launched Research Online, a publicly accessible digital repository of research output produced by staff, postgraduate students and affiliated authors, managed by the Library Services Centre. Research and scholarly output included in the respository has been selected according to the open access policy of their University.

The World Health Organization (WHO) Thailand Institutional Repository hosts material on communicable disease, health systems development, emergency and humanitarian assistance, and other topics.

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Tue, December 21 2010 » Uncategorized

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