Based on an empirical analysis of author usage of CoRR, and of its predecessor in the Los Alamos eprint archives, it is shown that CoRR has not yet been able to match the early growth of the Los Alamos physics archives. Some of the reasons are implicit in Halpern's paper, and we explore them further here. In particular we refer to the need to promote CoRR more effectively for its intended community - computer scientists in universities, industrial research labs and in government. We take up some points of detail on this new world of open archiving concerning central versus distributed self-archiving, publication, the restructuring of the journal publishers' niche, peer review and copyright.
- Pub Date:
- September 2000
- Computer Science - Digital Libraries;
- This is a commentary on "CoRR: A Computing Research Repository" by Joseph Y. Halpern (cs.DL/0005003). See also Halpern's response to this and other commentaries (cs.DL/0005004)