Presentation on theme: "The fruits of self-archiving Stevan Harnad In collaboration with: Les Carr, Steve Hitchcock, Rob Tansley, Zhuoan Jiao, Tim Brody, Chris Gutteridge, John."— Presentation transcript:
The fruits of self-archiving Stevan Harnad In collaboration with: Les Carr, Steve Hitchcock, Rob Tansley, Zhuoan Jiao, Tim Brody, Chris Gutteridge, John Greenland, Cathy Hunt, Matt Hemus, Tim Chown, Adrian Pickering (and of course Wendy Hall)
BBS 1978 - Impact Factor: 15 Open Peer Commentary Turnaround time Navigability Space constraints Waiting for its medium to come into its own...
Psycoloquy 1989 - Online homologue of BBS Authors still timid Sponsored by APA Indexed by ISI/APA since 2000 - Still waiting for its time to come...
Scholarly Skywriting 1990 Harnad, S. (1990) Scholarly Skywriting and the Prepublication Continuum of Scientific Inquiry. Psychological Science 1: 342 - 343 (reprinted in Current Contents 45: 9-13, November 11 1991). Harnad, S. (1991) Post-Gutenberg Galaxy: The Fourth Revolution in the Means of Production of Knowledge. Public-Access Computer Systems Review 2 (1): 39 - 53 Harnad, S. (1992) Interactive Publication: Extending American Physical Society's Discipline-Specific Model for Electronic Publishing. Serials Review, Special Issue on Economics Models for Electronic Publishing, pp. 58 - 61.
Los Alamos Physics arXiv 1991- Started as preprint email list Then became web eprints site Since growing and growing (currently 30K papers deposited a year, total so far 150K papers) But still only growing linearly...
Subversive Proposal 1994 The proposal to free the research literature through self-archiving Originally formulated for anonymous FTP and WWW home-page Self-archiving’s time still waiting to come...
CogPrints 1997 - Generalize eprint self- archiving in Physics to the Cognitive Sciences Much better interface than arXiv (Matt Hemus, Rob Tansley, Chris Gutteridge) But still only 1K papers so far...
American Scientist Forum 1998 - Discussing ways to free the research literature CalTech Provosts’s Initiative (Scholars’ Forum) 1998 Ebiomed - PubmedCentral - BioMed Central 1999
OpCit 1999 - Citation Linking of Physics arXiv Generalizing to distributed archives New scientometric analyses and measures
Open Archives Initiative 1999 - Interoperability through uniform metadata sharing Central and Distributed Archiving Harvesting into global “virtual” archives Open-archiving not= Self-archiving
eprints.org 2000 - Generalization of CogPrints OAI-compliant Eprint-archive- creating software Will distributed institutional self- archiving do it at last…?