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Här är en spännande nyhet. Äntligen kan dom digitala arkiven börja spela en viktig roll
i den vetenskapliga informationsförsörjningen. OA börjar nu bli en del av dom viktigare
vetenskapliga databaserna. Tidigare har EBSCO varit ledande när det gäller att inkludera
fria e-tidskrifter. Nu tar man nästa steg genom att inkludera även viktiga OA arkiv.
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Electronic research databases provider EBSCO Publishing, US, has announced that arXiv is the latest content source to become available via the EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS). arXiv is an e-print service owned and operated by Cornell University offering an extensive archive of scientific papers. Metadata from arXiv will now be added to the EDS Base Index, a comprehensive collection of metadata from the best content sources.

arXiv serves as an archive for more than 650,000 electronic preprints of scientific papers. The metadata from arXiv is a valuable resource for those with interests or research needs in the fields of physics, mathematics, computer science, quantitative biology, quantitative finance and statistics. arXiv joins a long list of publishers and other content partners who are taking part in EDS to bring more visibility to their content. These include the British Library, Baker & Taylor, NewsBank, Readex, LexisNexis, JSTOR, Alexander Street Press, Oxford University Press, American Psychological Association, ABC-CLIO, ingentaconnect, Mergent Inc., Government Printing Office, ECONIS and for mutual customers Web of Science & H.W. Wilson.