Creating and Curating the Cognitive Commons: Southampton’s Contribution

Carr, Les, Swan, Alma and Harnad, Stevan (2011) Creating and Curating the Cognitive Commons: Southampton’s Contribution. In, Simons, Maarten, Decuypere, Mathias, Vlieghe, Joris and Masschelein, Jan (eds.) Curating the European University. , Universitaire Pers Leuven , 193-199.


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The Web is becoming humankind's Cognitive Commons, where knowledge is created and curated collaboratively. We trace its origins from the advent of language around 300,000 years ago to a recent series of milestones to which the University of Southampton has contributed, helping Open Access (OA) Institutional Repositories (IRs), OA IR contents, and OA mandates to grow through the posting of the Subversive Proposal in 1994, the creation of CogPrints in 1997, the OpCit citation-linking project in 1999, the creation of the Eprints IR software in 2000, the Citebase citation-linking engine in 2001, the ROAR repository in 2002, the adoption and promotion of OA mandates (beginning with the ECS Southampton mandate, the world's first, in 2002), the creation of the ROARMAP mandates registry in 2003, and the ongoing bibliography of the Open Access Impact Advantage since 2004.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Chapter: 25
ISBNs: 9789058678744
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Keywords: open access, institutional repositories, research impact, University of Southampton, mandates, metrics, eprints, cogprints
Divisions : Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering > Electronics and Computer Science > Web & Internet Science
ePrint ID: 271844
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Date Deposited: 24 Dec 2010 14:54
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 14:19
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