Infoscience, EPFL's institutional repository: facts and prospects
Green Open Access solutions require specific platforms and tools to reach their full potential and keep their promises. In order to encourage scientists from the Ecole Polytechnique de Lausanne (EPFL) to self-archive their publications, Infoscience (EPFL's institutional archive) develops innovative strategies and experiences to make this task as easy and useful as possible. Thanks to this approach, Infoscience becomes more than an easy-to-use and well-referenced dropbox, and provides added-value services as well. We motivate scientists toward Green Open Access with functionalities that not only make their fulltext-sharing experience simpler and their work more visible, but also provide them with valuable information about their own communication practices and scientific impact.