Wednesday, August 13, 2008

IFIP Digital Library

The ACS is setting up a Digital Library for the International Federation for Information Processing to publish ICT conference papers, with the technical assistance of the ANU. Please try out the interfaces and let me know what you think. So far there are only a few conferences available. For old conferences the archive has only an abstract for each paper and a link to the commercial publisher. For some new conferences the full text of the paper is provided (with an Open Access licence).
  • LOCKSS (Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe) has been enabled for the librarians who may wish to test they can archive it via the LOCKSS Publisher Manifest.
  • OAI (Open Archives Initiative) has been enabled for those with compatible archives to try, via the OAI-PMH Interface.
The IFIP Digital Library uses the Open Journal Systems (OJS) open source publishing system. This was used in preference to Open Conference Systems (OCS), as at the time OJS was more mature software. Also OCS provides conference management facilities not needed by IFIP and OJS was better for handling multiple conference volumes.

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