Academic Open-Access Repositories

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• arXiv, maintained by Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, US: offers "e-prints" in physics, mathematics, computer science, quantitative biology and statistics; started in 1991, currently 489,000 items. • CERN Document Server (CDS), maintained by CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research (Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire), Geneva, Switzerland: 100,000s of bibliographic entries of particle physics research, close to half of them with full text included; started in 2000, currently 360,000 items. • CDL eScholarship Repository, maintained by the California Digital Library, Oakland, CA, US: research materials and academic articles of University of California scholars; started in 2002, currently over 20,000 items. • Connexions, maintained by Rice University, Houston, TX, US: an environment for collaboratively developing, freely sharing, and rapidly publishing scholarly modules ("knowledge chunks") in order to create, rip, mix and burn textbooks, courses, and learning materials; started in 1999, currently 6,000 items. • Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), maintained by Lund University, Lund, Sweden: allowing search for and location of articles of all open-access scientific and scholarly journals that use a quality control system to guarantee the content; started in 2003, currently 194,000 items. • Dspace@Cambridge, maintained by the University of Cambridge, UK: institutional repository of the University of Cambridge's scholars; started in 2003, currently 188,000 items. • Trance Project, maintained by the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, US: P2P system facilitating publication of all data relating to proteomics experiments (biochemistry); started in 2004, currently 11,447,000 items. (