Archiving scientific literature : an experience with e-prints archive software

Singhal, Madhuresh and Jayakanth, Francis Archiving scientific literature : an experience with e-prints archive software., 2002 . In Information Management in e-Libraries (IMeL), Kharagpur (India), 26-27 February 2002. [Conference paper]


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The world of academic publishing is undergoing many changes. Paper based publishing is being supplemented by electronic archives. In certain areas, preprint distribution has completely moved away from the paper-based system in to a fully electronic system called eprints, based on open archives., hosted by Los Alamos National Laboratory, is considered the premier example of such e-print archives in the area of physics research. The Open Archive Initiative (OAI) develops and promotes interoperability solutions that facilitate the efficient dissemination of contents amongst the different e-print archives. The e-prints or electronic pre-prints provide an almost wholly automated and highly efficient organizational framework and distribution mechanism, which is web based. E-print software, developed by the electronic and Computer Science Department at the University of Southampton ( is one such tool, which helps us to build e-prints archive. In this paper, we have discussed the implementation of this software by archiving couple of papers published in the Journal of Indian Institute of Science.

Item type: Conference paper
Keywords: Archiving Scientific Literature; E-prints Archive Software; OAI; Open Archives Interoperability;
Subjects: H. Information sources, supports, channels.
E. Publishing and legal issues.
J. Technical services in libraries, archives, museum.
Depositing user: Madhuresh Singhal
Date deposited: 04 Dec 2004
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 11:59


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