Announcement: INRIA launches its Open Archive in April 2005
INRIA (The French National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control)
is about to launch an Open Archive dedicated to its scientific publications.
INRIA Chairman Gilles Kahn signed the Berlin Declaration last June
and strongly embraces the Open Archive Initiative. He is convinced that
such an archive will increase INRIA's scientific visibility and impact,
keep track of INRIA's scientific output, and be of use to the whole
INRIA's Open Archive is part of the HAL Open Archive,
produced by the CCSD (Center for Direct Scientific Communication) of CNRS,
originally for physicists. INRIA is now collaborating with the CCSD for
the future evolution of HAL [Hyper Articles Online].
A specific INRIA user interface has been configured to facilitate depositing
articles and creating metadata by INRIA scientists and librarians. Articles
provided as LateX sources are automatically mirrored into ArXiv. Documents to be
archived include mostly submitted or accepted contributions in Conferences and
Journals, book chapters, but also tutorials, INRIA Reports, presentations and
dissertations. It is also possible to archive the proceedings of conferences
organized, chaired or edited by INRIA scientists.
About 2500 INRIA scientists (including PhD students, Post-docs, scientists on
secondment, external collaborators) will be strongly encouraged to use HAL-INRIA
as a repository for their research. The in house movement in favor of Open
Archives has already started and it is well received by most INRIA scientists.
Some of them are already using the generic HAL or ArXiv.
HAL-INRIA is the outcome of an internal working group that started in December
2003. Some aspects such as the Archive's perimeter, the moderation process and the
role of INRIA librarians still need some refining. The results of this working
group will be submitted to a Steering Committee for Scientific Dissemination that
will meet for the first time on March 23.