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Friday, July 11, 2008

Personal publication lists to motivate self-archiving

Michael Smith has blogged a testimonial to SelectedWorks from Bepress.

For me, his post is more evidence that the desire for personal publication lists (handsome, comprehensive, up to date) can motivate self-archiving.  This incentive for populating repositories isn't limited to SelectedWorks, and was taken up by PublicationsList in April 2007 and by EM-Loader in June 2008.

Update.  Charles Bailey points out that RePEC offers a related tool for creating Customized Publication Compilations.  These are not lists of one's own publications but lists of publications by selected authors or publications on a topic of interest.