The spread of institutional repositories in French-speaking Belgium

After the launch of the institutional repositories of the University of Liège, ORBi (November 2008) and the University of Louvain, DIAL (March 2009), the Free University of Brussels has also now placed its research output into its institutional repository, DI-fusion.

oaFrom the start of its being put into production, DI-fusion contained 12,400 references, of which a little less than 2,500 (20%) were combined with a full text. Among these references with full text, more than 1,150 are articles, 60 books, 790 theses and 410 working papers.

So from now on, all the French-speaking Belgian universities are highlighting their scientific research through institutional Open Access repositories and are thereby contributing to the greater visibility, accessibility and dissemination of academic research conducted in the French-speaking Community of Belgium.

All together, almost 44,000 references are now already available in these three institutional repositories and 18,100 of them (around 12,600 for the ULg) have a full text.