E-LIS: an international open archive towards building open digital libraries

De Robbio, Antonella and Subirats-Coll, Imma E-LIS: an international open archive towards building open digital libraries. High Energy Physics Libraries Webzine, 2005, n. 11/200. [Journal article (On-line/Unpaginated)]

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Established in 2003, E-LIS is an international open access archive related to librarianship, information science and technology, and related disciplines. It uses the Open Archives Initiative (OAI) protocol and tools to facilitate interoperability between repository servers. To date E-LIS is the biggest repository in library and information science and after only two years contains over 2200 papers. E-LIS is the first international e-server in this area, is part of the RCLIS (Research in Computing, Library and Information Science) project and is organised, managed and maintained by an international team of librarians working on a voluntary basis. This paper describes the main characteristics (technical and organizational) of the archive and its configuration and customization, and discusses its policies, aims and mission. Its main focus, however, is on the E-LIS organizational model and on the strategic issues correlated with Open Access (OA). It also delineates some of the challenges and opportunities consequent on a global vision for the Library and Information Science (LIS) field which envisages papers coming from all over the world and which gives E-LIS the impetus and motivation to stimulate participation in the venture and to further develop international research activities. Finally, this paper also emphasises that the promotion of E-LIS further enhances the OA movement in general, so E-LIS can be regarded as a tool for the dissemination of the OA philosophy.

Item type: Journal article (On-line/Unpaginated)
Keywords: E-Prints in Library and Information Science, E-LIS, e-prints, library science, information science, open access
Subjects: H. Information sources, supports, channels. > HS. Repositories.
Depositing user: Imma Subirats Coll
Date deposited: 06 Aug 2005
Last modified: 14 Dec 2012 18:37
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/6634

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