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The Economics of Open Bibliographic Data Provision

Thomas Krichel () and Christian Zimmermann ()

No 2005-01, Working papers from University of Connecticut, Department of Economics

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 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: L39 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2005-02
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