Re: Browsing OA archives and IRs

From: Stevan Harnad <>
Date: Wed, 28 May 2008 11:34:24 +0100

Evidently no one is paying attention, otherwise you would already have
been referred to OAIster:

And as an example of how cross-repository citation search engines will
work (once repositories have enough content to make the exercise
worthwhile), see:

Citebase (mostly just physics now):


CiteseerX (mostly just computer science now):

On Wed, 28 May 2008, N. Miradon wrote:

> I thank correspondents off-list who drew my attention to Scirus, to Google
> Scholar, and to the ISI Web of Knowledge (pay to use; not yet tried).
> On list, Les Carr wrote "While OA stands at 15% or less, there is very
> little point in putting a citation-following interface to just the OA
> parts
> of the literature ..."[1].
> I hope this does not mean that nobody is working on development of
> free-as-in-beer version of Scopus.
> Seems to me that capable software to get material _out_ of repositories
> should now be even higher priority than ditto to put it in.
> How else will we arrive at "a seamless, completely interlinked learned
> literature at the fingertips of every scholar and scientist in the
> world"[2] ?
> N Miradon
> [1]
> -access-forum&D=1&O=D&F=l&S=&P=43358
> [2]
> -access-forum&D=1&O=D&F=l&S=&P=48
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