Open Access Research in Japanese Institutional Repositories Exceeds 1 Million Full Text Items
Ikuko Tsuchide, from the Japanese Digital Repository Federation (DRF), reported this week that on June 1st 2012 the number of Open Access full text items in Japanese institutional repositories exceeded the one million mark.
The total comes from the National Institute of Informatics (NII) JAIRO (Japanese Institutional Repositories Online) service.
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JAIRO collects metadata from open access publications (journal articles, theses or dissertations, departmental bulletin papers, research papers, etc.) found in Japanese institutional repositories and allows users to search, find, discover this material using a single interface.
More than 200 organizations currently provide metadata to the database.
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