Tuesday, 8 June 2010

National Portal for Irish Research (RIAN) available from today

Ireland's National Portal for Open Access to Research Goes Live

Ireland’s new national portal for Open Access to Irish published research will go live today. RIAN will act as a single point of access to national research output, and contains content harvested from the institutional repositories of the seven Irish Universities and Dublin Institute of Technology (Arrow).  RIAN aims to increase the visibility and impact of Irish research and will expand to harvest content from other Irish Open Access providers as the service develops.

Benefits of RIAN to Irish authors:
* Broadens worldwide access to material
* Increases citations for research items
* Enhances access to material via search engines
* Raises profile of Irish researchers internationally