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Monday, October 29, 2007

RePEc launches a blog

The RePEc team has launched a RePEc blog.  From the inaugural post on October 25, by Christian Zimmermann:

The RePEc team is opening today this blog with several goals in mind.

  1. Give us the opportunity to explain how RePEc works and what we do.
  2. Discuss some of the policy decisions we need to take.
  3. Give you the opportunity to comment and give us feedback.
  4. Expand to a wider audience some of the discussions we have within the RePEc team.
  5. Give you the opportunity to participate in our exciting project in whatever capacity you propose.
  6. Make people aware of some of the developments in the profession or in the Open Archive movement that are relevant to RePEc and its community.
  7. More generally, discuss the dissemination models for research in Economics and related fields....

Comment.  RePEc is one of the long-running success stories of the OA movement, launched more than 10 years ago (May 1997).  I'm very glad to see it plant a flag in the blogosphere.