nep-net New Economics Papers
on Network Economics
Issue of 2005‒02‒06
one paper chosen by
Yi-Nung Yang
Chung Yuan Christian University

  1. The Economics of Open Bibliographic Data Provision By Thomas Krichel; Christian Zimmermann

  1. By: Thomas Krichel (Palmer School, Long Island University); Christian Zimmermann (University of Connecticut)
    Abstract: In this paper, we discuss the provision of bibliographic data as an extension of the open source concept. Our particular concern is the sustainability of such endeavors. We describe the RePEc (Research Papers in Economics) project, probably the largest "open source" bibliographic database. It demonstrates that open-source bibliographic data collection is sustainable.
    Keywords: open source, dissemination of research, open library, network economies
    JEL: L39
    Date: 2005–02

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