PRESS RELEASE - Portal to bring together Europe's top economics research

From: V.M. Proudman <v.m.proudman_at_UVT.NL>
Date: Tue, 10 Jul 2007 15:29:26 +0200

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Portal to bring together Europe^“s top economics research

Leading economics libraries have won a ^ņ2 million bid to create a
subject-based repository. The project, called Network of European
Economists Online (NEEO), will address the lack of integration of academic
output because of the way storage of and access to information is currently

NEEO is an initiative of the Nereus consortium of academic libraries. The
members of the consortium, including many of the top-twenty European
academic economics institutions, together with other leading European
economics research institutes, will create a networked service providing
open access to economics information, showcasing Europe^“s leading research

Based on the content of the institutional repositories of the partners, the
Network will provide:
^’ integrated academic output, including, journal articles, working
papers, chapters, conference proceedings and datasets
^’ a central multilingual portal and full-text search service with
links to the full-text research publications and primary data output
^’ more comprehensive access to the life^“s work of 500 leading
^’ access to the current research results of leading institutions in
the area of economics
^’ primary datasets with links to the publications based upon them.

Content from the partner institutions will be complemented with other
European and worldwide open access economics content to create a new portal
of open access economics content. NEEO content will also appear in
information retrieval services of significance to the economics author and

^”We are very pleased with the support the European Commission is giving to
this project. It confirms the interest of the EC in Institutional
Repositories, open access and increasing the visibility of European
research. It is encouraging that so many prominent institutions will
collaborate in this area.^‘ Hans Geleijnse, Director of Library and IT
Services at Tilburg University and Director of the Project.

Tilburg University will lead the project on behalf of the Nereus Consortium.
The project will begin in September 2007.

Contact details: Vanessa Proudman, NEEO Project Manager,
+31 ^÷ 13 ^÷ 466 2240. Or visit the NEEO website:

Network of European Economists Online - NEEO
Duration: 30 months: 1 September 2007 ^÷ 1 March 2010 Project budget
^ņ1,976,208, eContentplus, DG Information Society and Media, European
Commission funding ^ņ988,104
16 partners, from 8 European countries. Lead partner: Tilburg University

Partners: Carlos III University, Madrid (ES), Charles University, Center of
Economic Research and Graduate Education, Prague (CZ), Erasmus University
Rotterdam (NL), German National Library of Economics, Kiel (D), Katholieke
Universiteit Leuven (B), London School of Economics and Political Science
(UK), Maastricht University (NL), National University of Ireland, Dublin and
University College Dublin Library (IRL), Sciences Po, Paris (F), The
University of Warwick (UK), Tilburg University (NL), Toulouse 1 University
of Social Sciences (F), UCL, London (UK), Universitť Libre de Bruxelles (B),
University of Oxford (UK) and Universitť Paris-Dauphine (F).
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