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The fruits of self-archiving Stevan Harnad In collaboration with: Les Carr, Steve Hitchcock, Rob Tansley, Zhuoan Jiao, Tim Brody, Chris Gutteridge, John.

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1 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)

2 BBS Impact Factor: 15 Open Peer Commentary Turnaround time Navigability Space constraints Waiting for its medium to come into its own...

3 Psycoloquy Online homologue of BBS Authors still timid Sponsored by APA Indexed by ISI/APA since Still waiting for its time to come...

4 Scholarly Skywriting 1990 Harnad, S. (1990) Scholarly Skywriting and the Prepublication Continuum of Scientific Inquiry. Psychological Science 1: (reprinted in Current Contents 45: 9-13, November ). Harnad, S. (1991) Post-Gutenberg Galaxy: The Fourth Revolution in the Means of Production of Knowledge. Public-Access Computer Systems Review 2 (1): 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

5 Los Alamos Physics arXiv Started as preprint 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...

6 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...

7 CogPrints 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...

8 American Scientist Forum Discussing ways to free the research literature CalTech Provosts’s Initiative (Scholars’ Forum) 1998 Ebiomed - PubmedCentral - BioMed Central 1999

9 OpCit Citation Linking of Physics arXiv Generalizing to distributed archives New scientometric analyses and measures

10 Open Archives Initiative Interoperability through uniform metadata sharing Central and Distributed Archiving Harvesting into global “virtual” archives Open-archiving not= Self-archiving

11 eprints.org Generalization of CogPrints OAI-compliant Eprint-archive- creating software Will distributed institutional self- archiving do it at last…?


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