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ROAD: the Directory of Open Access scholarly Resources




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The ISSN International Centre is pleased to introduce ROAD, the Directory of Open Access scholarly Resources.

ROAD is available as a beta version at:

ROAD has been developed with the support of the Communication and Inform…ation Sector of UNESCO, it provides a free access to a subset of the ISSN Register. This subset comprises bibliographic records which describe scholarly resources in Open Access identified by an ISSN : journals, monographic series, conference proceedings and academic repositories. ROAD records are enriched by metadata about the coverage of the resources by indexing and abstracting databases, registries and journals indicators. They are downloadable as a MARC XML dump and will be available as RDF triples in 2014.

ROAD will be developed all along 2014 (extension of the coverage, additional features…).

We hope you will enjoy it.