Cogprints Online Research Archive

From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Date: Mon Oct 16 2000 - 12:17:08 MDT

Steven Harnad wrote:
> Four recent developments have dramatically increased the importance and
> desirability of self-archiving all your papers in CogPrints.
> (1) As you may already know, CogPrints is now a registered, OAI-Compliant
> Open Archive, fully interoperable with all other Open Archives. Shortly
> all BBS target articles in the BBS Preprint Archive
> <> and all papers in the
> Psycoloquy Archive <>
> will also be automatically archived in CogPrints:
> (2) CogPrints is a discipline-based centralized Archive. The generic
> version of the CogPrints software has now been released (for free, of
> course) as Eprints software (, so that all
> universities and other research institutions and organizations can
> immediately create OAI-compliant Eprint Archives for all their
> disciplines, and their researchers can self-archive their papers
> therein. As all these distributed clones are OAI-compliant, their
> contents will all be automatically harvested into global virtual
> archives, as in (4) below, for full, free search and retrieval by
> everyone, everywhere, forever, thereby maximizing the visibility and
> impact of their research reports:
> (3) New measures of "impact" are being developed for the archived
> online literature, to add more dimensions and sensitivity to
> classical performance indicators such as the citation-impact factor:
> Harnad, S. & Carr, L. (2000) Integrating, Navigating and Analyzing
> Eprint Archives Through Open Citation Linking (the OpCit Project).
> Current Science 79(5) 629-638.
> (4) As you will see below, the first cross-Archive search engine has
> just been registered as an Open Archive Service, so now CogPrints is
> co-searchable with all other Open Archives, past, present and future.
> You are accordingly urged to (a) recommend that your University create
> its own OAI-compliant Eprint Archives (e.g., using the
> software) and to (b) self-archive your own papers (either in your
> university Eprint Archive, or CogPrints, or both).
> For more reasons for doing this, see:
> The first of a remarkable new set of Open Archive Services that
> will be provided on top of the Open Archives themselves has just
> been registered:
> This search engine, ARC, will give you a taste of what it will be
> like to be able to search the entire refereed research literature,
> archived across a set of interoperable Eprint Archives distributed
> around the world spanning all disciplines.
> So far, the most heavily archived disciplines are Physics,
> Mathematics, and Computer Science, with the Cognitive Sciences
> (Psychology, Neuroscience, Behavioral Biology, Linguistics,
> Neuroscience) still only on the lightweight end, but with the
> forthcoming operational release of the self-archiving
> sofware, the share of all disciplines and papers should begin to
> grow substantially:
> Try the ARC searcher, and imagine what it would be like if YOUR
> papers were already in one of those archives, and could be found
> and read by everyone, everywhere, for free, and forever.
> (And then get your institution to install the [free]
> eprint-archive-creating software -- and then go ahead and
> self-archive all your papers....)
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> Date: Mon, 09 Oct 2000 10:54:08 -0400
> From: herbert van de sompel <herbertv@CS.Cornell.EDU>
> To: UPS List <>
> Subject: [OAI] a service provider
> The first Santa Fe compliant service provider has been registered
> at .
> It is a cross e-print search engine created at Old Dominion
> University. Some may recognize the interface
> [] since it is very similar to the one used
> in the UPS prototype. Behind the scenes, however, things have
> changed quite fundamentally.

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Eliezer S. Yudkowsky
Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence

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