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Latin American Open Archives Portal

The Latin American Open Archives Portal is a project of the Latin Americanist Research Resources Project, in collaboration with LANIC, to improve access to social sciences grey literature produced in Latin America. The portal provides access to working documents, pre-prints, research papers, statistical documents, and other difficult-to-access materials from the "deep Web." Typically, this content is published by research institutes, non-governmental organizations, and peripheral agencies that are not controlled by commercial publishers.

Utilizing the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH) as a low barrier solution to disseminate and share digital resources, the portal provides access to digital content from participating data providers and specialized searching services for the Latin Americanist social sciences research community. The harvester and search portal are currently under development.


LAOAP Collection Development Policy

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Preguntas Frecuentes

Articles & Papers About the Project

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Open Archives Initiative (OAI)

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Institutional Repository Software

Guide to Institutional Repository Software v3.0 Budapest Open Access Initiative

Dublin Core

Dublin Core Metadata Initiative - DCMI

Digital Libraries

Conferences & Publications

Past TICFIA Projects

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