Thursday, May 06, 2004

E-LIS

In the past I've mentioned dLIST, Digital Library of Information Science and Technology. Here is the current scope of the dLIST collection:
Researchers and practitioners in LIS and IT create a wealth of content not limited to formal papers. To capture this wealth of information and create a library that is as useful as possible, DLIST will contain materials will include a variety of formats. These will include but not be limited to:
  • Published and unpublished papers
  • Data sets
  • Instructional and help
  • materials
  • Pathfinders
  • Reports
  • Bibliographies
At this time, DLIST is only able to accept materials in English.
The E-profile by Gerry McKiernan in the recent Library Hi Tech News brought E-LIS, E-Prints in Library and Information Science, to my attention. They describe their service as:
E-LIS is an open access archive for scientific or technical documents, published or unpublished, on Librarianship, Information Science and Technology, and related application activities. E-LIS archive's goal is to promote communication in this field by the rapid dissemination of papers.
There seems to be some overlap. One nice feature in E-LIS is the ability to receive notices of new papers in a general area via e-mail. This would be a natural for an RSS feed, maybe later. E-LIS currently has over 800 papers, while dLIST has only about 100 items.

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