The SCOAP3 repository hosts Open Access articles published under the SCOAP3 initiative. It is built on Open Source software and is now open for the community to harvest content through OAI-PMH feeds. It has been recently featured at the Open Repository 2014 conference.

The SCOAP3 initiative has converted to Open Access the majority of the literature in High-Energy Physics through a partnership of libraries, publishers, funding agencies and the research community in 35 countries. About 400 new articles appear monthly on the publishers platform and on the SCOAP3 repository under a CC-BY license. PDF, PDF/A and XML formats are available on the SCOAP3 repository, together with full metadata under a CC0 waiver.

All “gold” Open Access articles published under the SCOAP3 initiative and their metadata are now exposed leveraging the Open Archive Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH). As the de-facto standard technically underpinning the Open Access movements, OAI-PMH feeds allow the worldwide repository and library community to exchange information and enrich their services. The SCOAP3 repository handler is available at http://repo.scoap3.org/oai2d. Additional information, help and examples are available on the SCOAP3 website.

The SCOAP3 repository is based on the Open Source Invenio Digital Library software. Additional software has been built by the SCOAP3 initiative and is available Open Source. This comprises: the Invenio overlay to instantiate the repository; tools to ingest content from participating publishers and utilities to text-mine the articles to verify Open Access conditions. The SCOAP3 repository is now expanding its services and will be soon releasing options for customising RSS feeds and API access. A community-driven development plan is publicly available.

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