How E-Prints can help the refereed research literature to be freed

Roidouli, Georgia and Carr, Leslie and Hall, Wendy How E-Prints can help the refereed research literature to be freed., 2002 . In 11ο Πανελλήνιο Συνέδριο Ακαδημαϊκών Βιβλιοθηκών, Λάρισα (GR), 6-8 Νοεμβρίου. [Conference paper]


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Refereed journals will be available online, very soon. This means that anyone could be able to access them from any connected pc to a network world-wide. The literature will be interconnected by citation, author, and keyword/subject links, allowing users to access and navigate online open archives. Ε-prints will help the scholarly and scientific literature, eventually, to be free from cost barriers and institutions will be able to create E-print archives in which their authors can self-archive all their refereed papers for free, for all and forever! The paper will review libraries' long perspective of adopting e-print archives as well as outline the most important issues revolving around the e-prints evolution. In addition, the author would like to introduce you to an existing e-print archive known as arXiv and describe her research topic; how is related to e-prints and what her study could possibly examine.

Item type: Conference paper
Keywords: E-prints, Self-Archive, Scholarly Communication, Scientific Literature, Open Archives, ArXiv.
Subjects: H. Information sources, supports, channels. > HP. e-resources.
C. Users, literacy and reading. > CB. User studies.
L. Information technology and library technology > LC. Internet, including WWW.
Depositing user: Andreas K. Andreou
Date deposited: 29 Jun 2007
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:07


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