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The Economics of Open Bibliographic Data Provision



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 projects. We describe the RePEc (Research Papers in Economics) project; probably the largest ‘open source’ bibliographic database; and show that open source bibliographic data collection is sustainable.

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  • Thomas Krichel & Christian Zimmermann, 2009. "The Economics of Open Bibliographic Data Provision," Economic Analysis and Policy, Elsevier, vol. 39(1), pages 143-152, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecanpo:v39:y:2009:i:1:p:143-152

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    1. Batiz-Lazo, Bernardo & Krichel, Thomas, 2010. "The creation of internet communities: A brief history of on-line distribution of working papers through NEP, 1998-2010," MPRA Paper 27085, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    2. Orazbayev, Sultan, 2017. "Exploring the world of Economics through RePEc data," MPRA Paper 81963, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    3. Christian Zimmermann, 2013. "Academic Rankings with RePEc," Econometrics, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 1(3), pages 1-32, December.
    4. Richard S.J. Tol, 2013. "Measuring catch-up growth in malnourished populations," Working Paper Series 6013, Department of Economics, University of Sussex.
    5. Tol, Richard S.J., 2013. "Identifying excellent researchers: A new approach," Journal of Informetrics, Elsevier, vol. 7(4), pages 803-810.
    6. Tol, Richard S.J., 2013. "The Matthew effect for cohorts of economists," Journal of Informetrics, Elsevier, vol. 7(2), pages 522-527.
    7. Zimmermann, Christian, 2010. "La dissémination de la recherche en sciences économiques: les « cahiers de recherche »
      [Dissemination Research in Economics: the "Working Papers"]
      ," MPRA Paper 21029, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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    open source; dissemination of research; open library; network economies;

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    • L39 - Industrial Organization - - Nonprofit Organizations and Public Enterprise - - - Other


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