Thursday, March 13, 2008

New Product Announcement-->Erudit


This database has been activated on Serials Solutions and SFX.
We are investigating marc records for the books etc.

Érudit welcomes any Academic journal, regardless of its publisher and country of origin. It is also the site of dissemination of Quebec journals supported by the Fonds québécois de recherche sur la société et la culture (FQRSC). The collection covers a wide range of disciplines in the human, social and natural sciences. The search tool allows to look into a corpus comprised of recently published articles and retroactively digitalized articles from past issues. Two publishing centres handle e-journal production: one located at Université de Montréal and the other at Université Laval.

Through its activities, Érudit has developed expertise in the production and dissemination of E-books. It adheres to the most stable digital text-processing norms pertaining both to e-Books and Web content. Beyond e-book production, this site is experimental in two respects. First, it enables publishers to develop a graphic design and the means to e-books availability for readers. Second, offering e-books in one form or another constitutes a form of experimentation concerning uses and new services for readerships.

Érudit is a dissemination platform for Theses by various universities. As a starting point, this site, which is based on an interuniversity-network architecture, provides free access to online theses from Université de Montréal, Université Laval and other universities in North America and Europe.

The Other documents and data section contributes to scientific communication expansion through the submission and dissemination of texts such as research reports and notes, conference presentations and other documents that authors-researchers wish to post online. The documents under this section are not the ones awaiting approval for publication in the journals disseminated by Érudit; this section is independent of the journal publishers. It relies upon the cooperation of numerous research structures while providing an individual online deposit service. This free-access section presents an interuniversity-network architecture and provides compatibility with the Open Archives initiative protocol.

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