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From SIGLE to OpenSIGLE

Traduction(s) de cet article : français
Intervenant(s) :Christiane Stock
Type d'événement :Conférence
Date :Vendredi 10 juillet 2009
Horaire :10h50
Durée :20 minutes
Langue :English
Lieu :Salle E103 - Ireste

OpenSIGLE describes the transfer of a « traditional » database with a subscription model and hosted on a commercial server (STN International) into an open access environment using an open source platform.

SIGLE (System for Information on Grey Literature in Europe) was the result of a European cooperation of more than 10 EU countries providing access to a specific category of scientific and technical documents which is known as "Grey literature".

SIGLE stopped in March 2005 and was taken down from STN International. INIST-CNRS, the French national centre for the database, then decided to preserve as far as possible the result of 25 years of European cooperation, i.e. of collecting and referencing documents which are known as difficult to obtain, and to make the records freely available.

We chose DSpace, an open-source platform already in use for other projects at INIST as technical support. Metadata were converted to qualified Dublin Core, and DSpace features were customized in order to preserve as many services as possible from SIGLE.

Since the end of 2007, about 700 000 bibliographic records are freely available from OpenSIGLE through a multilingual user interface.

In 2008 we added the Greynet community, thus providing access to the full text of more than 100 conference papers presented at the international conference on Grey Literature "GL".

We have several projects for OpenSIGLE in 2009/2010 intended to increase the access to European grey literature. It is planned to add current records from 2005 onwards to OpenSIGLE. Whenever possible and available, a link to the full text shall be added to the old records as well.