Open Archives and Free Online Scholarship

Krichel, Thomas and Warner, Simeon M. Open Archives and Free Online Scholarship., 2002 . In Joint Conference on Digital Libraries 2002, Portland, Oregon (US), 14-18 July 2002. (Unpublished) [Conference paper]


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The potential for free access to scholarly documents on the Internet continues to occupy the minds of all actors in scholarly communication. While there is much agreement that free access is desirable, there is little agreement about how this will come about. We have been actively involved in this transition through our work on two major initiatives in this area. These are arXiv, which covers Physics, Mathematics and Computer Science and RePEc, which covers Economics. We discuss the Open Archives Initiative (OAI) and the Academic Metadata Format (AMF). These discussions inform our proposal of a conceptual framework for the transition to free online scholarship. We pay particular attention to the role that digital libraries play in the transition process.

Item type: Conference paper
Keywords: Open Archives, repositories, scholarship
Subjects: H. Information sources, supports, channels.
Depositing user: Thomas Krichel
Date deposited: 11 Nov 2003
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 11:57


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