December 3, 1999
'Open Archives' Project Promises Alternative to Costly Journals
Proponents see free worldwide repository for research, but hurdles abound
In the latest attempt to harness the Internet to improve communication among scholars, a group of researchers is proposing that universities and scholarly societies around the world create electronic repositories of research papers that would be connected through the Net so that they could be used as a single collection.
Scholars would deposit their papers in the system, called