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E-LIS reaches 4.000 eprints milestone

Rome, 2006-08-01

E-LIS, the international archive for Library and Information 
Science (LIS) eprints at http://eprints.rclis.org, has reached 
the milestone of over 4000 eprints stored. The news was brought 
by the coordinator of E-LIS, Imma Subirats Coll.  Speaking from 
Rome (Italy), Imma congratulated the international team of 63 
national editors from 45 countries who work to fill the archive 
and maintains its metadata. "They continue to do a wonderful 
job." she said.

In Padua (Italy), E-LIS founder Antonella De Robbio added "We are 
very grateful to the CILEA consortium for maintaining the server 
for us. Their operations have been very reliable. I am sure that 
their pioneering work will be acknowledged by LIS history."

Speaking in Novosibirsk (Russia), Thomas Krichel, a volunteer for 
E-LIS, noted "There can be no doubt that E-LIS is becoming the 
subject-based archive of choice for the LIS community. Our 
operation is technically robust, and there is great deal of work 
going on to cater for the metadata associated with the papers. 
But E-LIS can not and will not rest on its laurels. It is our 
hope to be working more closely with the organizers of LIS 
conferences, such as we have done with the ASIS&T and Collnet 

In Philadelphia, (USA), the national editor for the USA, Norm 
Medeiros, added "Before uploading the papers from last year's 
American Society for Information Science and Technology annual 
meeting, we solicited permission from each corresponding author. 
The response was overwhelmingly positive.  Most authors gave 
enthusiastic approval at the prospect of having their papers on 
E-LIS. The ASIS&T papers represent an important and lasting 
collection that E-LIS is proud to host."

Speaking in Vancouver (Canada), Heather Morrison, the editor for 
Canada and a well-respected open access campaigner, said "This 
type of pro-active action sets the E-LIS team apart."

In Mumbai, (India), V. L. Kalyane, the editor for India and 
member of the editorial board of the Indian Journal of 
Information, Library & Society, simply said "Congradulations".