COAR » Costa Rica launches national open access repository
"From Central America comes good news for the whole community of open access repositories in Latin America. It was officially launched last March 8th, at the University of Costa Rica (UCR), the Costa Rican National Repository, called Kímuk, a tool promoted by the National Council of Rectors (CONARE) and supported by LA Referencia, which aims to provide online access to the academic and scientific production in that country. In its first stage, the Costa Rican repository gathers four state universities that are responsible for 70% of the academic and scientific production in the country. Kímuk, indigenous word that means cooperation, has 32.480 documents including articles, theses and reports. The goal, now, is to add other institutional repositories to further strengthen the platform ..."