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Scientific Commons adds search filters for prioritized browsing

I have always been a fan of www.scientificcommons.org, as the electronic thesis records I curate are among the institutional repositories that are indexed though automated OAI-PMH metadata retrieval to create an organized and searchable record of more than 34 million publications.  One minor complaint I have expressed  concerns the absence of advanced searching.  I noticed [...]

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Mon, April 26 2010 » Uncategorized » No Comments

Open Content Courses for Medicine and Health

What is at the foundation of the open content movement for education?  A definition: The essence of an 4R framework described above is a very close cousin of the Creative Commons licensing movement, which has been providing free licenses  to mark creative work with legal permission (license) to share, remix, and distribute a broad array of [...]

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Sun, April 11 2010 » Uncategorized » No Comments

The lifeblood of institutional repositories: OAI-PMH

Set up an institutional repository of biomedical  pre- or post-print papers, theses, or open curriculum, and you wonder:  how will my content be discovered? A very elegant solution exists called OAI-PMH (Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting). The original specifications for the OAI-PMH emerged from a coalition of web visionaries and programmers from both the Coalition for Networked [...]

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Fri, January 15 2010 » Uncategorized » No Comments