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Saturday, September 29, 2007

An OA journal database for developing countries

Edward M. Corrado, An Open Source, Open Access Journal Database Appliance: A Proposal, a slide presentation at the IFLA meeting, Managing technologies and library automated systems in developing countries (Dakar, August 16, 2007).

Abstract:   This paper proposes the creation of an Open Access Journal Database Appliance using Open Source Software for use at libraries in developing countries. The paper introduces the reasons for building such a system, including the lack of reliable Internet connections. Some of the issues that will need to be considered during the creation, implementation, and maintenance of such a system are discussed.