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HAL : more than 600 000 !

The number of submissions to HAL remained strong in the first half of 2019 with 46,936 deposits as of June 30 – an average of 7,822 deposits per month. In the beginning of July, HAL passed the threshold of 600,000 deposits with attached files.   11529 of... read more

Hcéres sets up an open archive portal on HAL

Hcéres has opted for the HAL multidisciplinary open archive platform for archiving and disseminating its publications. Created jointly by the CCSD and Hcéres, the portal benefits from the multicriteria search technology provided by the platform. The Hcéres open... read more

Episciences release notes

Release notes from release 2019-03-17 New features and changes The DOI has been added to the list of metadata transferred to arXiv after an article is published Pagination control features have upgraded in the dashboards. There should be performance enhancements when... read more

HAL in 2018 : 10 deposits per hour

This post is an overview of HAL’s activities in 2018. The following statistics show the investment of all in sharing and disseminating publications and scientific data. This reflects the activity of the researchers who upload their files and use the dedicated... read more

Episciences release notes

Release notes from release 2019-01-21 New features and changes Sending a message to a reviewer: the email sent is added to the log Free text comments: line feeds and tabs are kept as formatting When sending an email, if the message bounces back due to an error, the... read more

Episciences release notes

Release notes from release of December 2018 New features and changes Version numbering: the document version numbering follows the layout of the article’s archive. For more information see FAQ entry : What are the document numbering conventions? Bug Fixes... read more

Episciences release notes

Release notes from release 2018-11-06 New features and changes Sending a temporary version: the author may add a new version Ask for other editors opinion: they are selected by default, unless they are already assigned to the article User dashboard: access to an... read more

How to get rid of bots that consult your deposits …

For those who explore the statistics of consultations or downloads of their submissions in HAL, it is sometimes surprising to see peaks of traffic that are often inexplicable. A sudden surge in popularity of the topic covered or the referencing of the article in a... read more

Episciences: a survey to better know our users

The CCSD welcomed for 6 months Claire Dandieu as part of her internship for her Master 2 Digital Publication at the Enssib. She worked particularly on the Episciences platform: she conducted a survey of the editors-in-chief of the 11 overlay journals currently hosted... read more

Current events for the open science in France

The news of the beginning of July is rich for the open science in France and places the services of the CCSD in the forefront. The French Minister of the Higher Education, Research and Innovation, Mrs Frédérique Vidal, attended the LIBER annual congress to present the... read more

Episciences release notes

Release notes from release 2018-09-10 New features and changes Accounts between the 3 major platforms (SciencesConf ; Episciences ; HAL) operated by the CCSD are shared. Accounts may now be merged by the CCSD team. If you need to merge accounts send a request to the... read more

Episciences release notes

Change log of version 2018-06-27 New features and changes Article submission: when an author submit a new article, the platform check if the article has been submitted previously. Actions taken depending on the article’s status: [Article not yet in a reviewing... read more

Official opening of Software Heritage

The official opening ceremony of Software Heritage was held on June the 7th. Developed by INRIA in partnership with UNESCO, SoftwareHeritage.org is the first universal library of computer programme source codes. It aims to preserve and share the source codes of all... read more

New interface for submitting in HAL: a first assessment

Last september, you discovered the new simplified procedure for submitting in HAL: a new design, fewer required metadata and an improvement of the retrieval of metadata. Since then, more than 63 000 submissions have been done. This represents an increase of 29 %... read more

Harvesting, SEO: visibility of your deposits

By depositing the full text of your publications in HAL, you allow the widest possible dissemination of your research. The  use of a search engine like Google for any documentary search obviously does not prevent the use of more specialized databases or search... read more

Episciences release notes

Change log of version 2018-03-06 New features and changes Article submission: the author may add a comment and a cover letter to his submission. Those elements are only visible to Chief editors, Editors, Reviewers Article submission: the examples of open archives in... read more

15 new institutional portals in 2017

In 2017, we see the network of French institutional archives growing rich with the creation of 15 portals, bringing to 122 the total number of organizations that have chosen HAL to manage the long-term archiving, the dissemination in open access and the promotion of... read more

A steering committee for Episciences

The hosting platform of overlay journals Episciences strengthens with the creation of a steering committee which met for the first time this autumn. Committee members settled several missions: Follow-up of the existing epi-committees and creation of new ones... read more

The evolutions of HAL from A to Z

Meeting the needs of users by facilitating the use of HAL is the priority objective of the CCSD’s roadmap. The simplification of the deposit is the main expectation. The 2017 developments were focused on this objective and on September 20, the CCSD team organized a... read more

HAL: institutional archives in networks

Last May representatives of various national and regional open archive networks signed an agreement to enhance their cooperation, the purpose being to come up with an improved working relationship between these networks. Displayed by COAR (Confederation of Open Access... read more