Re: The self-archiving sweepstakes

From: Eberhard R. Hilf <hilf_at_ISN-OLDENBURG.DE>
Date: Sun, 15 May 2005 22:52:04 +0200

    Prior AmSci Topic Thread:
    "The self-archiving sweepstakes" (began February 7, 2003)

Dear Colleagues,

It would be nice to get an estimate of the growth of the number of Open
Access scientific documents (S. Harnad: "immediate, permanent,
toll-free, webwide full-text access online").

Who has an estimate?

In physics alone we have some 2,000,000 such documents
from institutional servers,

of which only some 8% have some metadata and some of them are presented by
an OAi MPH-compliant Data provider.

Thus, just counting the OA-OAi data provider is grossly underestimating
what is going on.

In addition it would be good if the very instructive and stimulating
Institutional OA Archives Registry
were updated to get current data after its apparent last update of 2004.

A synoptic website on OA-information collected (in German) you find at

Eberhard Hilf
Eberhard R. Hilf, Dr. Prof.;
CEO (Geschaeftsfuehrer)
Institute for Science Networking Oldenburg GmbH
an der Carl von Ossietzky Universitaet
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email :
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