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RE: Central site for IR

Why do we need it?  That is the argument against a central PMC 
repository.  With the search technology that exists today, a 
central repository is unnecessary.  Let Google Scholar crawl 
journal sites as it already does to provide access to the 
literature, or invite NIH to extend PubMed/Medline backward with 
links in parallel with the journal legacy projects that are being 
undertaken, so the public and scientific community can readily 
find what they are looking.  Central is unnecessary, duplicative 
of distributed journal and institutional repository sites, and a 
diversion of research dollars unnecessarily.

Martin Frank, Ph.D.
Executive Director, American Physiological Society
9650 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20814-3991
Tel: 301-634-7118     fax: 301-634-7241
email: mfrank@the-aps.org
APS Website:  http://www.the-aps.org
...integrating the life sciences from molecule to organism


From: owner-liblicense-l@lists.yale.edu on behalf of Richard Feinman
Sent: Fri 7/28/2006 7:27 PM
To: liblicense-l@lists.yale.edu
Subject: Central site for IR

Wouldn't it be good to have a central site for IR supported by 
grants or all the institutions that wanted to use it as a 

Richard D. Feinman, Co-editor-in-chief
Nutrition & Metabolism ( http://www.nutritionandmetabolism.com  /home )