CUMINCAD.ES was set up in 1999 and serves the Spanish reading CAAD-community as an important source of archived scientific information. A first stage of development concentrated on a complete recording of CAD-related Conference Proceedings (SiGraDi and ConVeACA), which included also summaries and full-text versions.
In the sense of a self-organizing repository, the development of CUMINCAD.ES relies on the input from both individuals and associations. As a repository is steadily growing, individual users are invited to record their bibliographies in the corresponding area. The inclusion of e-prints and preprints seems wise and the storage has to be arranged in different categories, so that users of these information packages are well informed about the status of a publication. In fact an individual user could use this repository environment all over the world and this independently from a specific computer. A repository containing a critical mass of initial content such as CUMINCAD.ES would issue an index of authors (with e-mail addresses) and thus support the establishment of direct contacts with authors for further (relevant) submissions. The basic requirement for every submittal would be the delivery of the corresponding full-papers in form of pdf-files as well as the Spanish summaries.
The use is free of charge. Access to advanced features (article upload, creation of collections, discussion forums, ratings, reviews, etc.) is subject to user registration and login.
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