|Reference Linking and Citation Analysis for Open Archives
Developing products and services that support the Open
Archives Initiative (OAI). The project has completed its period of funding, but some services will continue:
This site will be maintained and updated periodically with information on continuing and related work.
|The project was a collaboration from 1999-2002 between Southampton University, Cornell University and arXiv.org. To find out more about the project see our fast facts.
|What OpCit did
Developed solutions for citation impact analysis and reference linking in
large-scale OAI open-access archives, try Citebase, "the crown jewel of the Open Citation Project"
Began to expore the critical relationship between usage and impact (i.e. citations) for free online papers, try the remarkable correlation generator (warning, this Java process can be slow to download)
Improved author and user interfaces for the archives, see GNU EPrints
Defined the operational semantics of documents (digital objects) to allow perfect linking, try Reference Linking API demonstration
Built interfaces to other information environments, try locating cited papers with Paracite
Provided software tools for reference parsing, try ParaTools
Performed user-based evaluation of an OAI service, try the evaluation exercises
Scientometric data mining: a revealing investigation of citation impact and usage patterns of large-scale open-access archives
- Surveyed users and non-users of eprint archives, see results and report
Promoted author self-archiving, see papers and presentations, American Scientist E-print Forum
|What you can do at this site
- Find out about OpCit: the formal bits, facts, reports, deliverables, and future directions after OpCit
Discover the latest news, developments and key sites on Open Archives, open access, eprint archives, citation impact analysis and reference linking, see Project and related news
Contact people involved with the project, including principals, researchers, collaborators and funders
Read published papers about the project's work, and find related papers by others in this field on eprints-related topics, OAI, open archives, citation impact, reference linking and specific linking services
- Learn about OpCit's extensive research and development activities. Not all have resulted in ongoing products and services, but all have shaped the results of the project
- Follow the growth of open archives with the Metalist of Open Access Eprint Archives
|Our sister site eprints.org offers a focal point for support services, community building, news and information on OAI-based open-access institutional archives.
project was funded by the
NSF - JISC International Digital Libraries Research Programme. It was originally proposed as Integrating and Navigating ePrint Archives through Citation-Linking.
THE LINKED ARCHIVE
Steve Hitchcock our Project
Tel: +44 (0)23 8059 4479
Fax: +44 (0)23 8059 2865
IAM (Intelligence, Agents, Multimedia) Group,
Department of Electronics & Computer Science,
University of Southampton,
SO17 1BJ, UK