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As a short guide to the players, stakeholders and technical terms relevant to Open Access publishing, 'Who, What & Why?' keeps readers informed about the world of Open Access.
This week we feature Eprints.org.
What is EPrints.org?
EPrints.org maintains an open-source software package (GNU Eprints) that makes it easy for anyone to set up and run an institutional "E-print archive". The term 'E-print' covers both preprints, and also post-prints--electronic copies of articles that have already been accepted and published in an existing journal.
The Eprints.org repository software supports the Open Archive Initiative (OAI) Metadata Harvesting …