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A usage based analysis of CoRR

A usage based analysis of CoRR Commentary 54 Usage analysis reveals CoRR ™s role in publishing A Usage Based Analysis of CoRR Les Carr, Steve Hitchcock, Wendy Hall and Stevan Harnad The Open Citation Project, IAM Group Department of Electronics and Computer Science University of Southampton Highfield, Southampton SO17 1BJ, UK lac@ecs.soton.ac.uk Abstract Based on an empirical analysis of author usage of CoRR, and of its predecessor in the Los Alamos eprint archives, it is shown that CoRR has not yet been able to match the early growth of the Los Alamos physics archives. Some of the reasons are implicit in Halpern ™s paper, and we explore them further here. In particular, we refer to the need to promote CoRR more effectively for its intended community ”computer scientists in universities, industrial research labs and in government. We take up some points of detail on this new world of open archiving concerning central versus distributed self-archiving, publication, the restructuring of the journal publishers ™ niche, peer review and copyright. H.4.3 Communications Applications ” Keywords: Computing Research Repository, CoRR, eprint archives, open archives CoRR leads the way to open archives since been largely adopted by the Open Archives initiative (OAi). News of this must have reached http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png ACM Journal of Computer Documentation (JCD) Association for Computing Machinery

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Publisher
Association for Computing Machinery
Copyright
Copyright © 2000 by ACM Inc.
ISSN
1527-6805
DOI
10.1145/337271.337277
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Abstract

Commentary 54 Usage analysis reveals CoRR ™s role in publishing A Usage Based Analysis of CoRR Les Carr, Steve Hitchcock, Wendy Hall and Stevan Harnad The Open Citation Project, IAM Group Department of Electronics and Computer Science University of Southampton Highfield, Southampton SO17 1BJ, UK lac@ecs.soton.ac.uk Abstract Based on an empirical analysis of author usage of CoRR, and of its predecessor in the Los Alamos eprint archives, it is shown that CoRR has not yet been able to match the early growth of the Los Alamos physics archives. Some of the reasons are implicit in Halpern ™s paper, and we explore them further here. In particular, we refer to the need to promote CoRR more effectively for its intended community ”computer scientists in universities, industrial research labs and in government. We take up some points of detail on this new world of open archiving concerning central versus distributed self-archiving, publication, the restructuring of the journal publishers ™ niche, peer review and copyright. H.4.3 Communications Applications ” Keywords: Computing Research Repository, CoRR, eprint archives, open archives CoRR leads the way to open archives since been largely adopted by the Open Archives initiative (OAi). News of this must have reached

Journal

ACM Journal of Computer Documentation (JCD)Association for Computing Machinery

Published: May 1, 2000

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