Friday, September 30, 2005

Open access movement adds software

The University of Southampton runs a training course for building an institutional repository. Its software (open source, naturally) is called EPrints.

Hardly a coincidence that this is Stevan Harnad's (an evangelical supporter of the open access movement in science publishing) employer. The software and the cource could add to open archiving becoming more standardized, which would reduce the need for traditional journals (if you add in Google Scholar).

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