Technology & Access Partners

Access to Global Online Research in Agriculture
The AGORA program, set up by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) together with major publishers, enables developing countries to gain access to an outstanding digital library collection in the fields of food, agriculture, environmental science and related social sciences, including 16 journals from CSIRO Publishing, to institutions in 107 countries. AGORA is designed to enhance the scholarship of the many thousands of students, faculty and researchers in agriculture and life sciences in the developing world.

The COUNTER Codes of Practice provide international standards and protocols essential to governing the recording and exchange of online usage data for librarians and publishers.

DOIs for Research Content
CrossRef’s operates a cross-publisher citation linking system that allows a reader to click on a reference citation on one publisher’s platform and link directly to the cited content on another publisher’s platform, subject to the target publisher’s access control practices. The citation-linking network covers millions of articles and other content items from several hundred scholarly and professional publishers.

Health InterNetwork Access to Research Initiative
The HINARI program, set up by the World Health Organization of the United Nations (WHO) with support from major publishers, enables developing countries to gain access to one the world’s largest collections of biomedical and health literature. Over 3750 journals, including 14 from CSIRO Publishing, are now available to health institutions in 113 countries, benefiting many thousands of health workers and researchers, and in turn, contributing to improved world health.

Online Access to Research in the Environment
OARE, set up by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), with the support of leading publishers, enables developing countries to gain free access to one of the world´s largest collections of environmental science literature. Over 1300 journal titles, including 20 from CSIRO Publishing, are now available in 107 low income countries.

The mission of PORTICO is to preserve scholarly literature published in electronic form and to ensure that these materials remain accessible to future scholars, researchers, and students. CSIRO Publishing is a member of PORTICO and loads its journal content to this archive on publication of each issue.