The place of eprints in scholarly information delivery

Jane Garner, Lynne Horwood, Shirley Sullivan

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Abstract

The continuing high costs of scholarly information provision have encouraged the proliferation of eprint sewers. We have seen the establishment of the Chemistry Preprint Server, PhilSci Archive and ClinMed, to mention just three examples. Both the well-established and the evolving eprint repositories offer hope that academic libraries can continue to provide access to required scholarly information at reasonable cost. The paper describes the advantages of eprint servers and possible obstacles to their acceptance.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)250
Number of pages256
JournalOnline Information Review
Volume25
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004

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