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Authors: Chiodetti, A. G.* 
Ferrara, G.* 
Title: INGV Libraries Network and eath-prints: a digital tool the share information, documents, data in geosciences
Issue Date: 2007
Keywords: Geosciences
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Subject Classification05. General::05.03. Educational, History of Science, Public Issues::05.03.99. General or miscellaneous 
Abstract: The Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia library network is composed by 8 libraries located in Milano, Bologna, Pisa, Roma, Napoli, Catania and Palerno and Porto Venere (SP). The main goal of INGV libraries was to suppod research activities tllfough the implementation of quality selvices and tools dedicated to researchers and to remote users. The libraries promote and develop electronic reSOllfces in the fields of geophysics and volcanology. One oftlle main project is: The intematioual opeu arcruve aims to satisfy the increasing demaud of fast, up-to-date, easyaccessible, and fi'ee-of-charge SOllfces of infonnationin all branches of Geosciences. It allows earth scientists to deposit electronic documents into its collections and to index them by subjects and keywords. Earth-prints provides a time-stamp to all deposited materials to insllfe precedence rights to original ideas and scientific results. It deals with copyright issues through Creative Common standards that offer a wide variety of licenses. All deposited material is made immediately available to the pUblic. Subscribers will be sent a daily newsletter according to the topics they have signed in. It The archive has a tllfee-Ievel hierarcrucal stmcture. The top level includes Atmosphere, CIyosphere, Hydrosphere, Solid Eatth and General. It then branches into several disciplines within the other two levels. Collections include different kinds of documents, such·as pre-prints, manuscripts, published papers, conference materials, books, book chapters, posters, theses, Web products and databases. Earth-Prints main language is English but it accepts also documents in other languages, giving visibility to data and studies at local scale that are indeed of general interests. An abstract in Englisll is always required. Have a tour in to the many features of Earth-prints.
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