RACO (Catalan Journals in Open Access) is a cooperative repository where can be consulted, in open access, the full-text from articles of scientific, cultural and erudite Catalan journals.
The main purpose of RACO is to increase the visibility and consults of the journals included and to spread the scientific and academic production published in Catalan journals. This purpose makes specific in three aims:
– To encourage the electronic edition of Catalan journals
– To be the interface that allows the whole search of all the journals
– To provide the instruments for its preservation
RACO works with the open source program Open Journal Systems (OJS), a software developed by Public Knowledge Project (PKP) with the objective to promote the access to the investigation, making easy the management and publication of scientific journals. This application allows to do, among others, searches by author and/or title of article and by title, subject or the publishing institution of the journal. Of each article it is possible to consult the recommended bibliographic citation, statistics, metadata that describe it, recommend readings to colleagues, etc. It also offers the possibility of subscribing to the alert service of anyone of the journals included to receive by e-mail the notice of the new published issues.
Journals included in RACO are those that contain a table of contents, that have articles of over 3/4 pages and are signed and those that are published inside the field of a scientific, cultural and/or erudite Catalan institution.
The table of contents and the full-text of articles are introduced in RACO by the own publisher institutions. Most of the journals offer the full-text of all the published issues is offered. Nevertheless, in some journal it can have a delay between the introduction of the table of contents and the full-text (consult the Open Access Policy).
The full-text articles included in this repository are freely accessible, but any act of reproduction, distribution, public communication or total or partial transformation is subjected to the conditions of use of each journal and could require the express and written consent of their authors and/or publisher institutions.
The RACO repository uses the interoperability protocol created by Open Archives Initiative (OAI) which allows to increase the visibility of the articles published in journals offering oneself together with other international repositories.
RACO is a project of Consorci de Biblioteques Universitàries de Catalunya, of Centre de Supercomputació de Catalunya and Biblioteca de Catalunya. It also counts with the support of the Generalitat de Catalunya.
RACO (Catalan Journals in Open Access) è un repository dove possono essere consultati articoli a testo pieno articoli di riviste open access in lingua catalana.
Scopo principale di RACO è incrementare la visibilità e la diffusione della produzione scientifica e accademica in lingua catalana:
– incoraggiando la pubblicazione di versioni elettroniche delle riviste;
– fornendo un’interfaccia che consente di compiere le ricerche su tutte le riviste:
– fornendo gli strumenti necessari per la conservazione dei formati digitali.
RACO è un progetto del Consorzio delle biblioteche universitarie della Calatogna, del Centre de Supercomputació de Catalunya e della Biblioteca de Catalunya.
Le riviste consultabili sono al momento 254 (vedi la classificazione per discipline per individuare le riviste di storia e filosofia).