Abstract - Laurent Guillopé
Laurent GuillopéProfessor at Nantes University, Head of the Jean Leray Mathematical Institute (CNRS - Nantes University), President of the steering committee on Open Archives (CNRS)
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Created in 2001, the open archive HAL (Hyper Articles onLine) covers today the whole knowledge spectrum : natural sciences and mathematics, social sciences and humanities, computer science and engineering,... Operated by CNRS for the entire research community, this publications repository is used by scientists and researchers in all French scholarly institutions (universities, research organizations and agencies, schools, libraries) : self-archiving, metadata searching, papers downloading are its basic functionalities. Its corpus does comprise yet 130 000 digital research documents, with 15 000 theses and will grow up this year with about 17 000 new quality controlled documents ; HAL gives broad visibility to every stakeholder (document, author, funder). Moreover, the HAL platform offers customisable partial views, enabling the easy and prolific creation of institutional portals, laboratory collections, subject based slices or conference proceedings. Beyond connections with information systems of various French organizations, HAL has strong cooperations with international disciplinary archives (eg arXiv, Pub Med Central) ; HAL is also constantly harvested (e.g. Google Scholar, OAISter, RePEc). Governed by the principles of direct scientific communication and open access, HAL sustains actively rapid worldwide and interdisciplinary dissemination for scientific findings and their long term preservation.