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E-prints intersect the digital library: inside the Los Alamos arXiv

Issues in Science & Technology Librarianship [Winter 2001]


Abstract: The e-print arXiv at the Los Alamos National Laboratory acts as a repository for electronic versions of papers in physics and mathematics, providing a rapid and convenient way for scientists to rapidly share their results with colleagues. Recently the arXiv was transferred to the Research Library, as part of its Library Without Walls. This article traces the development of the arXiv and examines some of the implications for libraries. Opportunities and challenges exist to integrate new forms of scholarly communication with newly developed digital library services offered by leading-edge libraries.

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Publication Year:2001
Type of Material:Article
Language English
Published in: Issues in Science & Technology Librarianship
Publication Info:Volume 29
Issue:Winter 2001
Publisher:Association of College and Research Libraries
Notes:Richard E. Luce is Research Library Director & Library Without Walls Project Leader; Los Alamos National Laboratory (
Subject: E-print servers
Scholarly publishing
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Record Number:8887
Last Update:2012-12-29 13:06:47
Date Created:0000-00-00 00:00:00