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Title: Physicists thriving with paperless

Abstract

The Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) and Deutsches Elektronen Synchrotron (DESY) libraries have been comprehensively cataloguing the High Energy Particle Physics (HEP) literature since 1974 and the core database, SPIRES-HEP, now indexes over 400,000 research articles, with almost 50% linked to fulltext electronic versions. This database motivated the creation of the first web implementation in the United States (and the second in the world). With this database and the invention of the Los Alamos E-print archives in 1991, the HEP community pioneered the trend to ``paperless publishing'' and the trend to paperless access, in other words, the ``virtual library.'' the authors examine the impact this has had both on the way scientists research and on paper-based publishing. With the E-print distribution having evolved from an established tradition of sending out hard-copy pre-prints, the standard of work archived at Los Alamos is very high (70% of papers are eventually published in journals and another 20% are conference proceedings). To allow authors to ``thrive'' the SPIRES-HEP collaboration has been ensuring that as much information as possible is included with each bibliographic entry for a paper. Such meta-data can include, tables of the experimental data that researchers can easily use to perform theirmore » own analyses as well as detailed descriptions of the experiment, citation tracking and links to full-text documents.« less

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, Menlo Park, CA (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Research (ER) (US)
OSTI Identifier:
753289
Report Number(s):
SLAC-PUB-8357
TRN: US0001911
DOE Contract Number:  
AC03-76SF00515
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 3 Feb 2000
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE; 72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS; INFORMATION SYSTEMS; COMPUTER NETWORKS; INFORMATION RETRIEVAL

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O'Connell, H.B. Physicists thriving with paperless. United States: N. p., 2000. Web. doi:10.2172/753289.
O'Connell, H.B. Physicists thriving with paperless. United States. doi:10.2172/753289.
O'Connell, H.B. Thu . "Physicists thriving with paperless". United States. doi:10.2172/753289. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/753289.
@article{osti_753289,
title = {Physicists thriving with paperless},
author = {O'Connell, H.B.},
abstractNote = {The Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) and Deutsches Elektronen Synchrotron (DESY) libraries have been comprehensively cataloguing the High Energy Particle Physics (HEP) literature since 1974 and the core database, SPIRES-HEP, now indexes over 400,000 research articles, with almost 50% linked to fulltext electronic versions. This database motivated the creation of the first web implementation in the United States (and the second in the world). With this database and the invention of the Los Alamos E-print archives in 1991, the HEP community pioneered the trend to ``paperless publishing'' and the trend to paperless access, in other words, the ``virtual library.'' the authors examine the impact this has had both on the way scientists research and on paper-based publishing. With the E-print distribution having evolved from an established tradition of sending out hard-copy pre-prints, the standard of work archived at Los Alamos is very high (70% of papers are eventually published in journals and another 20% are conference proceedings). To allow authors to ``thrive'' the SPIRES-HEP collaboration has been ensuring that as much information as possible is included with each bibliographic entry for a paper. Such meta-data can include, tables of the experimental data that researchers can easily use to perform their own analyses as well as detailed descriptions of the experiment, citation tracking and links to full-text documents.},
doi = {10.2172/753289},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2000},
month = {2}
}

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