Friday, May 30, 2008

Scientific Commons

Scientific Commons [] - The goal of the Scientific Commons website is "to develop the worlds largest communication medium for scientific knowledge products which is freely accessible to the public." This idea was developed by the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland and is now hosted at the Institute for Media and Communications Management. Currently, the project is indexing metadata as well as full-text documents in a variety of file formats. The numbers are quite impressive, as the project holds over 16 million publications from over 850 repositories. Visitors to the site can perform a simple search by year, language, or keyword. Overall, the site will be tremendously useful to scholars in dozens of academic fields, or for people who just want to browse around to learn something new. >From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2007. [Image:]

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