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Sunday, April 12, 2009

Philosophy repository funded by JISC

JISC has funded PhilPapers, the disciplinary repository and index for philosophy.  Details in the April 6 press release:

We are delighted to announce that the PhilPapers project has been awarded a grant of 200,000 by the Joint Information Systems Committee in the UK. The grant will be administered by the Institute of Philosophy at the University of London, where [co-founder] David Bourget will be based for the next three years. Together with support from the Institute of Philosophy and the ANU Centre for Consciousness, this grant will serve to fast-track the development of ambitious new features, and will support our efforts to spread the technology which underpins PhilPapers....

A new feature that we have just put online is a batch import system for bibliographies. If you have a bibliography in Endnote, BibTeX, plain text, or another format, you can now add its entries to PhilPapers. For category-specific bibliographies, you can specify a PhilPapers category to which entries should be added....

We would also like to draw your attention to a convenient PhilPapers search plugin for Firefox, developed by Christopher Richards of the University of Houston. Check it out!

PS:  Also see our past posts on PhilPapers.