[OAI-eprints] Re: Cliff Lynch on Institutional Archives
Wed, 19 Mar 2003 00:42:43 +0200
Stevan Harnad writes
> > Success here depends on selling the idea to academics, and that
> > depends crucially on what business models are followed.
> I have no idea what "business models" have to do with demonstrating to
> academics that increasing research access increases research impact.
For self-archiving, abstract understanding is not sufficiont.
You need action by academics. If you want to have an intermediated
process (by means of an achive) then it will crucially depond
on the behaviour of the intermediary, in this case of the archive
managemnt. This is what I mean here by the business model
of the archive.
You have changed your mind twice on what the optimal business
model is. You will change it again... Until then, I shall
keep a bit more quiet. When I return to NYC, I will have
web access again, and find other things to do.
Just for correction
> online papers that already exist on arbitrary websites webwide. This
> is the invaluable service Thomas's RePEc (Research Papers in
> Economics) is performing for over 86,000 non-OAI papers
RePEc does not index arbinary website, but archive sites.
They have the same functioality as OAI archives, in fact
OAI was modeled after RePEc. The whole OAI concept was
first implemented there.
With greetings from Minsk, Belarus,
Thomas Krichel http://openlib.org/home/krichel