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CoRR: a computing research repository

CoRR: a computing research repository Essay 41 Design and implementation of ACM ™s eprint repository. CoRR: A Computing Research Repository Joseph Y. Halpern Computer Science Department Cornell University Ithaca, NY 14850 halpern@cs.cornell.edu Abstract This paper describes the decisions by which the Association for Computing Machinery integrated good features from the Los Alamos e-print (physics) archive and from Cornell University ™s Networked Computer Science Technical Reference Library to form their own open, permanent, online œcomputing research repository  (CoRR). Submitted papers are not refereed and anyone can browse and extract CoRR material for free, so CoRR ™s eventual success could revolutionize computer science publishing. But several serious challenges remain: some journals forbid online preprints, the CoRR user interface is cumbersome, submissions are only self-indexed (no professional library staff manages the archive), and long-term funding is uncertain. H.3.7 Digital libraries ”online publishing, information retrieval, document management Keywords: archiving, collaboration, copyright, journal policies, preprints C Introduction omputing research relies heavily on the rapid dissemination of results. As a result, the formal process of submitting papers to journals has been augmented by other, more rapid, dissemination methods. Originally these involved printed documents, such as technical reports and conference papers. With the advent of the Internet, researchers developed http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png ACM Journal of Computer Documentation (JCD) Association for Computing Machinery

CoRR: a computing research repository

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Association for Computing Machinery
Copyright
Copyright © 2000 by ACM Inc.
ISSN
1527-6805
DOI
10.1145/337271.337274
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Essay 41 Design and implementation of ACM ™s eprint repository. CoRR: A Computing Research Repository Joseph Y. Halpern Computer Science Department Cornell University Ithaca, NY 14850 halpern@cs.cornell.edu Abstract This paper describes the decisions by which the Association for Computing Machinery integrated good features from the Los Alamos e-print (physics) archive and from Cornell University ™s Networked Computer Science Technical Reference Library to form their own open, permanent, online œcomputing research repository  (CoRR). Submitted papers are not refereed and anyone can browse and extract CoRR material for free, so CoRR ™s eventual success could revolutionize computer science publishing. But several serious challenges remain: some journals forbid online preprints, the CoRR user interface is cumbersome, submissions are only self-indexed (no professional library staff manages the archive), and long-term funding is uncertain. H.3.7 Digital libraries ”online publishing, information retrieval, document management Keywords: archiving, collaboration, copyright, journal policies, preprints C Introduction omputing research relies heavily on the rapid dissemination of results. As a result, the formal process of submitting papers to journals has been augmented by other, more rapid, dissemination methods. Originally these involved printed documents, such as technical reports and conference papers. With the advent of the Internet, researchers developed

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ACM Journal of Computer Documentation (JCD)Association for Computing Machinery

Published: May 1, 2000

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