E-LIS: the Open Archive for Library and information Science

Morrison, Heather and Subirats-Coll, Imma and Medeiros, Norm and De Robbio, Antonella E-LIS: the Open Archive for Library and information Science. The Charleston Advisor, 2007, vol. 9, n. 1. [Journal article (On-line/Unpaginated)]

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English abstract

E-LIS is an open access archive for library and information science. With over 5,800 documents as of June 2007 (over 5,000 in February 2007 when the archive was investigated in-depth), E-LIS is the world’s largest archive for LIS. Over half the documents in ELIS are peer-reviewed. E-LIS is particularly strong in English and Spanish language documents, but supports over 22 languages. With this multilingual support and a global team of volunteer editors, E-LIS has significant diversity in content, an advantage over traditional, english-based LIS resources. Not surprising, this tool designed by and for librarians features robust and userfriendly search options. Lack of phrase searching, and pointing to a cross-archiving searching tool no longer supported when much better options are available, are identified as areas for improvement.

Item type: Journal article (On-line/Unpaginated)
Keywords: open access archive, library and information science, peer-review, global team, editor
Subjects: H. Information sources, supports, channels. > HS. Repositories.
Depositing user: E-LIS Italian Staff
Date deposited: 02 Aug 2007
Last modified: 14 Dec 2012 20:15
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/10158

References

"SEEK" links will first look for possible matches inside E-LIS and query Google Scholar if no results are found.

Arencibia Jorge, Ricardo and Santillán Aldana, Julio and Subirats Coll, Imma (2005) Iniciativas de acceso abierto en Ciencias de la Información y Documentación : evolución y perspectivas de ELIS. Revista Española de Documentación Científica 28(2):pp. 221-232. http://eprints.rclis.org/archive/00004475/

Jasco, Péter. E-prints in Library and Information Science (e-lis). Péter's Digital Reference Shelf. May 2007. http://www.galegroup.com/reference/peter/200705/e-lis.htm

Subirats Coll, Imma and Barrueco Cruz, José Manuel (2004) Un archivo abierto en ciencias de la documentación e información. El Profesional de la Información 13(5):pp. 346-352. http://eprints.rclis.org/archive/00002472/


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