CISTI has launched the NRC Publications Archive (NPArC) providing access to a large portion of the research output of the National Research Council. Already there is a significant set of documents available. From the notice:
"NPArC (pronounced N-Park) houses research papers for refereed journals, peer-reviewed conferences and technical reports that NRC researchers produce each year. It also guarantees long-term access to this research — serving as a valuable resource for NRC researchers, collaborators and the public. NPArC currently includes 35,000 publication records from 17 NRC institutes, along with 5,000 full-text publications from four of these institutes. And, over the course of this year, CISTI will be translating all new abstracts into both official languages."
To support the initiative, NRC has established a policy effective January 2009 making it mandatory to deposit copies of all peer-reviewed, NRC-authored publications and technical reports in NPARC. The NRC License to Publish (Crown Copyright) form has been updated to support this requirement.
For those interested, NPArC metadata is also harvestable via OAI-PMH at: https://accs.cisti-icist.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/oai/ctrl?verb=Identify
NPArC is based upon CISTI's Trusted Digital Repository infrastructure that I've mentioned previously.