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Proof of Concept of a European database for social sciences and humanities publications: Description of the VIRTA-ENRESSH pilot

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posted on 26.03.2018, 13:15 by Hanna-Mari Puuska, Raf Guns, Janne Pölönen, Gunnar Sivertsen, Jorge Mañana-Rodríguez, Tim Engels
We present the VIRTA-ENRESSH pilot, a proof of concept database of European publications from the social sciences and humanities (SSH). This experimental database integrates metadata of publications from six different universities in four countries.

A total of over 50 000 references were integrated into the VIRTA-ENRESSH-pilot database. In this report we document the steps taken during this pilot, describe the data collected and discuss potential improvements. The potential as a science policy supporting tool of an integrating service for research information system is obvious: a small concerted investment using existing data from different source systems makes it possible to benchmark and monitor outputs across institutional and national boundaries.

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