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About E-LIS, the Open Archive for Library and Information Science

Thomas Krichel in a recent response to Stevan Harnad, brought up the disciplinary repositories arXiv, RePEc, and E-LIS. Thomas Krichel is the creator of RePEc and involved in E-LIS.

For the benefit of list subscribers who may not be familiar with E- LIS, following is a brief explanation:


E-LIS is the world's largest open access archive for library and information studies. E-LIS presently includes over 7,500 fulltext documents, and is among the world's rapidly-growing open access initiatives.

E-LIS is a global community, with volunteer editors from over 40 countries and support for 22 languages. The largest numbers of documents are in english or spanish; each document includes an english abstract. More than half the documents in E-LIS are peer- reviewed, and others, such as theses, have gone through alternative but stringent quality control processes.

Please visit E-LIS for your LIS searching needs

Authors, please consider depositing your articles in E-LIS. Advantages of self-archiving in this way, besides the obvious OA impact advantage, include:

A permanent URL for your article
Example - A non-US non-UK Perspective on OA

A URL for your works as author
Example - Heather Morrison's E-LIS

Statistics for article views and downloads for your article.

For more information about E-LIS, please see my article, E-LIS: the Open Archive for Library and Information Studies. The Charleston Advisor Volume 9, Number 1, July 2007 , pp. 56-61(6) http://charleston.publisher.ingentaconnect.com/content/charleston/ chadv/2007/00000009/00000001/art00019

Disclosure: I am a member of the E-LIS Governance Team.

Any opinion expressed in this e-mail is that of the author alone, and does not represent the opinion or policy of BC Electronic Library Network or Simon Fraser University Library.

Heather Morrison, MLIS
The Imaginary Journal of Poetic Economics