The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.1919 Tuesday, 10 October 2000.
Date: Tuesday, 10 Oct 2000 09:00:11 -0400
Subject: FYI: Open Archives Services
[Editor's Note: The following appeared on the Humanist Discussion Group
Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 14, No. 336.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
Date: Tue, 10 Oct 2000 07:02:43 +0100
Subject: Open Archives Services
The first of a remarkable new set of Open Archive Services that will be
provided on top of the Open Archives themselves has just been
This search engine, ARC, will give you a taste of what it will be like
to be able to search the entire refereed research literature, archived
across a set of interoperable Eprint Archives distributed around the
world spanning all disciplines.
So far, the most heavily archived disciplines are Physics, Mathematics,
and Computer Science, with the Cognitive Sciences (Psychology,
Neuroscience, Behavioral Biology, Linguistics, Neuroscience) still only
on the lightweight end, but with the forthcoming operational release of
the eprints.org self-archiving software, the share of all disciplines
and papers should begin to grow substantially: http://www.eprints.org
Try the ARC searcher, and imagine what it would be like if YOUR papers
were already in one of those archives, and could be found and read by
everyone, everywhere, for free, and forever.
(And then get your institution to install the [free]
eprint-archive-creating software -- and then go ahead and self-archive
all your papers....)
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Date: Mon, 09 Oct 2000 10:54:08 -0400
Subject: [OAI] a service provider
The first Santa Fe compliant service provider has been registered at
It is a cross e-print search engine created at Old Dominion University.
Some may recognize the interface [http://arc.cs.odu.edu/] since it is
very similar to the one used in the UPS prototype. Behind the scenes,
however, things have changed quite fundamentally.
herbert van de sompel
Herbert Van de Sompel
Visiting Assistant Professor
Cornell University -- Computer Science
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