The Economics of open bibliographic data provision

Krichel, Thomas and Zimmermann, Christian The Economics of open bibliographic data provision., 2005 [Preprint]


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In this paper, we discuss the provision of bibliographic data as an extension of the open source concept. Our particular concern is the sustainability of such endeavors. We describe the RePEc (Research Papers in Economics) project, probably the largest “open source” bibliographic database. It demonstrates that open-source bibliographic data collection is sustainable.

Item type: Preprint
Keywords: economics; bibligraphic data; open source
Subjects: I. Information treatment for information services
Depositing user: Thomas Krichel
Date deposited: 09 Feb 2005
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:00


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