istex

To build the base of the national digital scientific library.



Submitting a bid

The call for bids is closed.

An open call for bids process is scheduled for products whose suppliers cannot guarantee that they have exclusive rights on the contents or if a substantial part of those contents are in the public domain.

 

Licence

All resources acquired under a national licence will be covered by a standard licence in French. You may now get to know this document but please be aware that it is a near-definitive version which may still be modified by the adjudicatory body. This licence particularly specifies the range of beneficiaries and the usages allowed for the data acquired.

Also see the Specific Administrative Clauses.

Technical specifications

The expected technical specifications concerning the acquired metadata and data can be found in the attachment to the licence (articles 101 and 102). Publishers will be asked to pass a series of data tests during negotiations.

Opening tests for resources

Our suggestion for interested publishers is that we will run a period of national tests to promote the products proposed. The test period and implementation modalities will be defined at a later date. However you can inform us now if you agree to this in principle.

investissement d'avenir

Financement : ANR-10-IDEX-0004-02