The participating countries or organizations report their complete publication metadata from the years 2014-15 to VIRTA.

The data contents and mandatory fields are listed here.

The pilots exchange their data in similar format, either

If using CSV file, the data can be converted into XML by using a converter tool provided by CSC.


Schedule (draft)

  • CSV-XML-converter in production and running in the early July 2017
  • XML files reported from pilots to VIRTA by end of August 2017
  • Duplicate and co-publication checkings, classification mathching and data validation in September 2017
  • Data ready for analyses September 2017
  • An analysis report Autumn 2017

New countries and organizations  are welcome to join!

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