Open Archive for the National Health Service (UK)

Stevan Harnad harnad at
Mon Oct 30 09:34:02 EST 2000

The operational release of Eprints should be in about 2 weeks
Datasets can be archived and linked too.

Best of luck with your NeLH Eprints Archive!

Stevan Harnad                     harnad at
Professor of Cognitive Science    harnad at
Department of Electronics and     phone: +44 23-80 592-582
             Computer Science     fax:   +44 23-80 592-865
University of Southampton
Highfield, Southampton  
SO17 1BJ UNITED KINGDOM           

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On Mon, 30 Oct 2000 Ben.Toth at 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 <> info about the
> NeLH at <>)
> 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
> tel 07775 993168

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