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Tuesday, February 01, 2005

From print to repository

Yesterday eCopy announced that its scanning software now integrates with some document management systems, enabling users to scan paper documents, route the searchable PDF to a specific repository, and then annotate it with metadata. For more details, see the press release. (PS: It appears that this system only works with some document management systems and not with any that are likely to be part of an OA institutional repository. But it shows that we're getting very close to eliminating the ergonomic hurdle to self-archiving older articles that are only available in print form.)