JournalServer

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JournalServer is an Oxford-based international initiative to create a digital library of academic journals freely available to the public. It involves the collaboration of several leading universities across the world.

As of May, 2007, there were 8 journals listed, of which only 5 had any actual content available. The website officially closed in 2009.

Background information[edit]

JournalServer assists peer-reviewed academic journals to be accessible free of cost, and to promote the use of these journals by the international community. The project objectives are:

  • to promote access to peer-reviewed journals by means of a digital library of scholarly publications freely available through the Internet.
  • to assist scholars and publishers from low and middle income countries in making the transition to electronic modes of publication and dissemination.
  • to strive to reduce the impact of the digital divide and the scholarly communication crisis.

History[edit]

The initiative was formed in the summer of 2001 with the support of the University of Oxford, BITS Pilani and the National Science Council of Taiwan, with seed-funding from the AIT Trust based in Imperial College London. JournalServer.org is registered as a non-profit corporation in the state of New York since August 2002.

Technology[edit]

The search engine is being developed by a project team at Centre for Software Development, BITS Pilani, India.

References[edit]

  • '"Case Study of the JournalServer Virtual Digital Library Architecture" p. 181- in Internetworking Technologies: An Engineering Perspective By Rahul Banerjee section available at Google Books

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