Integrating research output in UPC repositories


  • Antonio Juan Prieto-Jimenez
  • Yolanda Cacho-Figueras
  • Ruth Iñigo-Robles
  • Anna Rovira-Fernandez
  • Jordi Serrano-Muñoz



OR2010, Research Management, Library and information sciences, DDC: 020


Introduction In 2007, the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC) started a strategical Project for the University called DRAC (Descriptor de la Recerca i l'Activitat Academica or Academic Activity and Research Descriptor): the main goal of which was the development of a new information system for managing, evaluating and publishing the research output. The Library participated in the project from the beginning. The other two partners were: OTRDI (the office manager of the research output) and UPCnet as the technological partner. DRAC, the new software, has the following applications: the main one is that academics can develop a curriculum following the national standard for presentation to national and regional administrations. It is also the tool that allows research groups to publish their output on the Internet.