I recently reread Paul Ginsparg’s article First Steps towards Electronic Research Communication, about the establishment of the physics e-print archive. I reread it partly because I’ve been thinking about institutional repositories lately, & partly because it’s 10 years old recently (the article is dated 19 April 1995). In it, Ginsparg writes: This “e-print archive” began as an experimental means of circumventing recognized inadequacies of research journals… This system provides a.. Read More