Wednesday, August 26, 2009

viXra.org: An Alternative Archive Of e-Prints In Science And Mathematics

A physicist in the UK has set up a new website for sharing preprints following criticisms about the way that the popular arXiv.org preprint server is moderated. Called viXra.org, which is the reverse of arXiv, the rival server — unlike arXiv — places no restrictions on the sorts of papers that can be posted. "This is an experiment to find out what kind of stuff is not managing to get into the arXiv, as well as being a serious archive for people to put their research in," says Philip Gibbs, an independent physicist based in the UK and creator of viXra

See also http://physicsworld.com/cws/article/news/39845

Thursday, August 13, 2009

The Irish Health Service Executive (HSE) has recently launched their repository (LENUS) running on Open Repository

The Irish Health Service Executive (HSE) has recently launched their repository (LENUS) running on Open Repository, BioMed Central's hosted repository service. A case study is now available that explores the journey HSE took when setting up their
repository. Deciding how to build and host a repository and who to partner with can be a major challenge for organizations and this new case study aims to assist in this process by sharing the experiences of HSE.

Friday, August 7, 2009