Re: Open Archive for the National Health Service (UK)

From: Stevan Harnad <>
Date: Mon, 30 Oct 2000 14:34:02 +0000

The operational release of Eprints should be in about 2 weeks
Datasets can be archived and linked too.

Best of luck with your NeLH Eprints Archive!

Stevan Harnad
Professor of Cognitive Science
Department of Electronics and phone: +44 23-80 592-582
             Computer Science fax: +44 23-80 592-865
University of Southampton
Highfield, Southampton

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On Mon, 30 Oct 2000 wrote:

> Dear Professor Harnad
> I wanted to let you know that we are planning to include an ePrints
> server in the forthcoming National Electronic Library Health.
> (Draft home page <> info about the
> NeLH at <>)
> Will the new ePrints software be available soon?
> I would like to thank you for the work you do to promote open
> archiving. As you have said on several occasions, one day people will
> wonder why it took so long to achieve. The biomedical community is
> perhaps not the easiest to work with. I am not sure what will come of
> our ePrints server, but we will see if we can make it part of the
> community.
> One further step we may try to take is to see if some contributors will
> make their datasets available, as a guarantee of their findings, and to
> give other researchers a chance to re-analyse data.
> kind regards
> Ben Toth
> Information and Knowledge Specialist
> NHS Information Authority
> Birmingham
> tel 07775 993168
Received on Mon Jan 24 2000 - 19:17:43 GMT

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