Re: Browsing OA archives and IRs

From: bq <>
Date: Mon, 26 May 2008 04:36:45 -0700

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try scirus. it's also from elsevier and, i believe, supplies the oa feeds for scopus.

-----Original Message-----
>From: "N. Miradon" <nmiradon_at_YAHOO.FR>
>Sent: May 26, 2008 2:48 AM
>Subject: Browsing OA archives and IRs
>I've just discovered Scopus, "the world~Rs largest abstract and citation
>database of research literature and quality web sources" [0].
>Scopus offers a very nice interface to browse the literature; e.g. to search
>for papers, to follow along backwards from each paper to its references, or
>forwards from each paper to the papers that cite it, to output the results
>in RIF etc format, to download the pdfs, etc etc.
>But although Scopus covers over 500 OA journals, you can only get into
>Scopus if your institution has taken out a Scopus subscription.
>Question - does a similar facility exist for browsing OA archives and IRs? I
>couldn't find anything in " Software: a Review" or in "A Guide to
>Institutional Repository Software" [1,2].
>And if scOApus does _not_ exist, how much coding effort would be required to
>at least make a start? Could a Google Summer of Code make a first step?
>i.e. What are we waiting for?
>N Miradon

barbara quint
editor, searcher magazine
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