Monday, July 06, 2009

PubMedCentral Canada Partnership announced

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), National Research Council - Canada Institute for Scientific and Technical Information (NRC-CISTI) and the U.S. National Library of Medicine have announced a partnership to develop PubMedCentral Canada.

Excerpt from the press release:

PMC Canada builds on the successful PubMed Central (PMC) archive developed by the US National Library of Medicine and will join UK PubMed Central (UKPMC) as a member of the broader PMC International network. This network enables national versions of PMC to share content, and will make much of PubMed Central and UKPMC content accessible through PMC Canada. The network uses software developed by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), the division of NLM that created and administers PMC.

CIHR is contributing the funding, and NRC-CISTI the technology infrastructure.

Thanks to Peter Suber at the Open Access Tracking Project.