Open Archive for the National Health Service (UK)

Stevan Harnad harnad at cogito.ecs.soton.ac.uk
Mon Oct 30 09:34:02 EST 2000


The operational release of Eprints should be in about 2 weeks
<http://www.eprints.org>
Datasets can be archived and linked too.

Best of luck with your NeLH Eprints Archive!

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Stevan Harnad                     harnad at cogsci.soton.ac.uk
Professor of Cognitive Science    harnad at princeton.edu
Department of Electronics and     phone: +44 23-80 592-582
             Computer Science     fax:   +44 23-80 592-865
University of Southampton         http://www.cogsci.soton.ac.uk/~harnad/
Highfield, Southampton            http://www.princeton.edu/~harnad/
SO17 1BJ UNITED KINGDOM           

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On Mon, 30 Oct 2000 Ben.Toth at srh.nhsia.nhs.uk wrote:

> Dear Professor Harnad
> 
> I wanted to let you know that we are planning to include an ePrints
> server in the forthcoming National Electronic Library Health.
> 
> (Draft home page <http://www.nelh.nhs.uk/test/test.htm> info about the
> NeLH at <http://www.nelh.nhs.uk>)
> 
> Will the new ePrints software be available soon?
> 
> I would like to thank you for the work you do to promote open
> archiving. As you have said on several occasions, one day people will
> wonder why it took so long to achieve. The biomedical community is
> perhaps not the easiest to work with. I am not sure what will come of
> our ePrints server, but we will see if we can make it part of the
> community.
> 
> One further step we may try to take is to see if some contributors will
> make their datasets available, as a guarantee of their findings, and to
> give other researchers a chance to re-analyse data.
> 
> kind regards
> 
> Ben Toth
> Information and Knowledge Specialist
> NHS Information Authority
> Birmingham
> http://www.nelh.nhs.uk
> tel 07775 993168
> 






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