Open Access Repositories

EUROsociAL is a cooperation programme financed by the European Union that has been running for 15 years. Its aim is to contribute to the improvement of public policies that promote social cohesion in Latin America through the transfer of knowledge of best practices between counterpart institutions in Europe and Latin America.

In the 15 years of the programme, EUROsociAL has generated a catalogue of publications of close to 400 products, which is available free of charge. This material has been prepared with a vision of knowledge management, which allows for the use of experiences, best practices, mappings, methodologies, application guides and innovations in public policies to promote social cohesion.

We are expanding the channels of access to the EUROsociAL Library by linking it to open, specialised and high-quality digital repositories of information, so that they can contribute to the exhibition of this documentary heritage in order to promote its reuse and appropriation by interested audiences. We thank these open networks of specialised knowledge, to which the EUROsociAL Programme subscribes, for contributing to disseminating the programme's legacy.


Capacity4dev is the European Commission’s online knowledge-sharing platform that connects development professionals, where you can share, learn and collaborate with colleagues and relevant stakeholders. Members include EU staff, as well as development professionals from EU member states, partner governments, civil society, NGOs, international organisations, and the private sector.

ECLAC Digital Repository

The ECLAC Digital Repository, managed by the Hernán Santa Cruz Library in Santiago de Chile, provides access to over 42,000 digital objects; from the first publications made in 1948 to the most recent ones - inclusive of a growing audiovisual collection. All documents are available in full text and are free to download. Other information resources of the ECLAC Library: Biblioguides – Thematic portals for research (


The Social Development Network of Latin America and the Caribbean (ReDeSoc) of the Social Development Division of the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) is a virtual space that promotes different types of information (news, publications, events, videos) related to the social development of the region, by which policy decision-makers, professionals, specialists, academics, as well as public, academic and civil society institutions converge.


OpenDOAR is the quality-assured, global Directory of Open Access Repositories. We host repositories that provide free, open access to academic outputs and resources. Each repository record within OpenDOAR has been carefully reviewed and processed by a member of our editorial team which enables us to offer a trusted service for the community.

The service launched in 2005 as the product of a collaborative project between the University of Nottingham and Lund University, funded by OSI, Jisc, SPARC Europe and CURL.


RECOLECTA, or Collector of Open Science, is the national aggregator of open access repositories. All Spanish digital infrastructures in which research results are published and / or deposited in open access are grouped together on this platform. RECOLECTA was created in 2007 as a result of the collaboration between the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology FECYT and the Network of University Libraries of the CRUE REBIUM.