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What is it?

What is it?

RECERCAT (Research Repository of Catalonia) is a cooperative archive of digital documents that includes the research literature of the universities and research institutions of Catalonia, such as heretofore unpublished articles (preprints), conference papers, research reports, working papers, final theses and technical reports.

The main objective of RECERCAT is to increase the visibility of research carried out in Catalonia and to contribute to the world movement for a free archive of academic output and research on the Internet, organized by the institutions that finance research, in order to create alternatives to the model of paying for access to information that has been produced by the institution itself.

The objectives of RECERCAT are:

  • To increase the visibility of documents, authors and their institutions, and research produced in Catalonia in general.
  • To facilitate publication via self-loading of documents.
  • To add value to documents by means of standardised citations, consultation statistics, permanent addresses and preservation mechanisms.

All documents included in RECERCAT are open-access and are subject to the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.This license establishes that the work may be copied, distributed and publicly displayed, provided that the original authors and their institution are cited and that no commercial use is made of the work or any further work built upon it. If you wish to include a published article in RECERCAT and are not sure of the publisher or journal's copyright policy, check the summary of the permissions that are normally given as part of the agreement on transfer of author copyrightto publishers on the SHERPA/ROMEO list. If the publisher or journal where the article was published is not on the list, please contact the publisher directly.

RECERCAT works with the open-source program, DSpace. This program was created by the Massachussets Institute of Technology (MIT) and the company Hewlett Packard.

This application allows searches by author, title, university, research centre, etc. It also allows you to subscribe to the alert service for a collection, whereby subscribers are informed by e-mail each time a new document is entered.

This project is coordinated by the Consorci de Biblioteques Universitàries de Catalunya and by the Centre de Serveis Científics i Acadèmics de Catalunya.

If you want to take part in RECERCAT or you need more information you can contact