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- 17 May 2016
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PubMed Central Canada (PMCC) was unavailable from July 2014 to June 2015. As of June 2015, PubMed Central Canada has been put back online.
PMCC is a web-accessible Canadian archive or repository of biomedical and life sciences research that provided access to free full-text peer-reviewed articles. As a major source of biomedical research published in both of Canada's official languages, English and French, PMCC provides access to a permanent archive of journal research, and builds on and complements US PubMedCentral, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) digital archive of biomedical sciences literature. The goal of PMCC is to build a research repository by Canadians about Canadian biomedical research. Its philosophy is to provide a platform and searchable index for all Canadians. Although not widely-known, it presented real opportunities for medical librarians to influence the direction of archiving biomedical research in Canada.
On the PMC Int'l website it reads:
"...PMC Canada became operational in October 2009, under an arrangement with NLM and NCBI similar to that for Europe PMC. PMC Canada represents a partnership between the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the National Research Council's Canada Institute for Scientific and Technical Information (NRC-CISTI), and the NLM. Like Europe PMC, PMC Canada receives all of its final published content through the U.S. PMC. It also takes in CIHR-funded author manuscripts directly and makes them available to the U.S. and UK sites."
- CIHR and CISTI: Developing a Canadian PMC Repository (PDF) - presentation by Geoff Hynes to CHLA 2008
- Canada joins international network providing free access to health research: PubMed Central Canada puts latest Canadian health research at fingertips of researchers. National Research Council (NRC), 2010.
- Cornell C. Analysis of journals that did not meet selection criteria for inclusion in the National Library of Medicine collection but have manuscripts in PubMed Central. J Med Libr Assoc. 2011;99(2):168-70.
- Gannon PO, et al. PubMed Central Canada. Int J Cancer. 2011;128(10):2326-2334.
- Hymel GM. PubMed Central inclusion, Quertle indexing, outbound reference linking, and editorial board successions: encouraging developments in the IJTMB's evolution. Int J Ther Massage Bodywork. 2011;4(1):1-2.
- Miller C. PubMed Central Canada: a free archive of life science journals. Reference Reviews. 2012;26(1):37-38.
- Nariani R. PubMed Central Canada: beyond an open access repository? J Acad Librarianship. 2013;39(1):76–83.
- Reid T, Dunikowski LG. PubMed Central--at last. Can Fam Physician. 2006;52:159-60, 165.
- Robertson D. Electronic publishing of science: better late than never. Am J Med. 2001;110(5):370-2.
- Rosenzweig M, Schnitzer AE. National Institutes of Health public access policy and the University of Michigan Libraries' role in assisting with depositing to PubMed Central. J Med Libr Assoc. 2011;99(1):97-9.
- Shuster JJ. US Government mandates for clinical and translational research. Clin Transl Sci. 2012;5(1):83-4.
- Walport M, Kiley R. Open access, UK PubMed Central and the Wellcome Trust. J R Soc Med. 2006;99(9):438-9.