Re: Napster: stealing another's vs. giving away one's own

From: Eberhard R. Hilf <hilf_at_PHYSNET.PHYSIK.UNI-OLDENBURG.DE>
Date: Mon, 4 Mar 2002 14:32:06 +0100

dear Arthur,
the solution is that the publishers open their archive at least for a
subset of their metadata of their published documents.

The best vehicle is that the publisher registers as Open Archive Data

The refund is that their journal articles are better found, and thus more
cited and more bought and ordered.

If the publisher does not want to be OAi data provider itself for now,
it could export these metadata subset to other OAi service providers.
This latter way has the advantage for the publisher, that the publisher
can choose which of the registered service providers to choose and
individually decide on what stack of metadata.

As an example: IoPP (Inst. of Physics Publishing) of the IoP Physical
Society of UK had decided that way. We still hope that APS will join.

For the realization, see

Search goes across ArXiv, all IoPP journals, and PhysDoc.

Any misuse as you imagined, would thus immediately detected by the

Finally, do not worry, when hiring staff, we referees do not just count
papers from publication lists, but check and read and know the scene and

Yours Ebs

Eberhard R. Hilf, Dr. Prof.i.R.;
CEO Institute for Science Networking
an der Carl von Ossietzky Universitaet Oldenburg
Ammerlaender Heerstr.121; D-26129 Oldenburg
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Received on Mon Mar 04 2002 - 14:43:21 GMT

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