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Thursday, September 13, 2007

More on OA to conference proceedings

Dean Giustini interviewed Josh Illig for the UBC Academic Search - Google Scholar blog, September 11, 2007.  Excerpt:

Josh works for an organization in the United States called Conference Archives, Inc. (CAI)....

[Illig:]  CAI produces Ekatius, which is a platform solution to aid in the accessibility, discoverability, and exposure issues for scientific conferences - what we are calling event-based science (EBS). It has been estimated that abstracts accepted for presentation at biomedical meetings have only a 45% publication rate within six years of presentation. With Ekatius, associations can make their events available on the Web in one place and disseminate it to educators, academics, and physicians globally....