OpenDOAR - the Directory of Open Access Repositories - has released a trial
search service for academics and researchers around the world which allows
full-text searching from its list of repositories.
OpenDOAR already provides a global directory of freely available open
access repositories that have been assessed by OpenDOAR staff as being of
academic value. Now, with its new service, it also offers a full-text
search service from this list of quality-controlled repositories. The trial
service has been made possible through the recent launch by Google of its
Custom Search Engine, which allows OpenDOAROpenDOAR’s approach to quality assurance helps to minimise
spurious or junk results and lead more directly to useful and relevant
information to define a search service based on the Directory’s
OpenDOAR’s approach to quality assurance helps to minimise spurious or junk
results and lead more directly to useful and relevant information.
The repositories listed by OpenDOAR have been assessed for their full-text
holdings, helping to ensure that results have come from academic
repositories with open access to their contents.
To see the full announcement and to access the new search facility, please
go to: OpenDOAR
OpenDOAR also reports that the directory was selected as the leader in a
global survey of 23 repository listings carried out by
JohnHopkinsUniversity for the purposes of analysing repositories and their
holdings. For further information, please go to: Survey