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Richard Sietmann, Neue Informationsplattform für die Hochenergiephysiker, Heise Online, May 21, 2008. (Thanks to Informationsplattform Open Access.) Read it in the original German or Google's English.
CERN, DESY, Fermilab and SLAC are building a common retrieval platform for research in high-energy physics. If I understand it, the idea is not to replace arXiv, SPIRES, CDS, or JACoW, but to provide a common interface for them.
Update (5/28/08). Also see the DESY press release on the new system (in English). Excerpt:
Update (5/28/08). Jens Vigen at CERN points me to these two documents for background:
Update (5/29/08). Also see Travis Brooks, SPIRES to become INSPIRE, SymmetryBreaking, May 29, 2008.