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Title: E-LIS: the open archive for library and information science
Author: Morrison, Heather; Subirats Coll, Imma; Medeiros, Norm; De Robbio, Antonella
Subject Keywords Open access archives;Library science;E-LIS;Online articles;Information science
Issue Date: 2007-07
Publicly Available in cIRcle 2008-06-25
Publisher Charleston Advisor
Citation: Charleston Advisor, 9 (1), 56-61.
Abstract: E-LIS is an open access archive for library and information science. With over 5,800 documents as of June 2007 (over 5,000 in February 2007 when the archive was investigated in-depth), E-LIS is the world’s largest archive for LIS. Over half the documents in ELIS are peer-reviewed. E-LIS is particularly strong in English and Spanish language documents, but supports over 22 languages. With this multilingual support and a global team of volunteer editors, E-LIS has significant diversity in content, an advantage over traditional, english-based LIS resources. Not surprising, this tool designed by and for librarians features robust and user friendly search options. Lack of phrase searching, and pointing to a cross-archiving searching tool no longer supported when much better options are available, are identified as areas for improvement.
Affiliation: Library, Archival and Information Studies (SLAIS), School of
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2429/941
Peer Review Status: Peer-Reviewed

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