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Re: A COUNTER concern.
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- From: Jan Velterop <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Tue, 1 Jun 2004 01:20:54 EDT
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You are perfectly right Thomas. And we do work with the few known mirror archives that have all of the articles we publish. But an important and perhaps so far under-illuminated aspect of open access is that any server, anywhere, is free to take the articles and distribute them further, the whole corpus or just a single article, and anything in between, without having to tell the publisher. The practical feasibility of working with all those unknown and untraceable providers is non-existent to the best of my knowledge. Best, Jan Velterop On 28 May 2004, at 20:30, Thomas Krichel wrote:
Jan Velterop writesIf your articles are available on multiple servers, you should work with the providers of such servers to unite the usage data. The RePEc digital library does this with its LogEc service. It combines the logs from various RePEc user services. See http://logec.hhs.se.COUNTER is also not very satisfactory for open access journals. The best it can provide is the MINIMUM number of downloads an article has had. This is because open access articles are available from a multitude of servers and repositories, and not only from the publisher's own site (which is the only one COUNTER counts, presumably).
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