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3-9 Project Euclid

August 2, 2010

The live event I attended was  Project Euclid scholarly library.

Project Euclid is an online resource started up by the Cornell University Library (they now have the help of Duke University Press) that is designed to give independent and society journals a low cost option for publishing. Their goal is to have a forum of full text, open archives, that allow smaller journals to operate with low overhead cost so that they will be able to continue publishing scholarly communication in the field of theoretical and applied mathematics and statistics. During the discussion I learned that Project Euclid is really trying to “connect users and creators in a way that helps people who are at the ground level, who don’t have the funding to publish on their own.”  The project has great intentions, in fact they already have over a million pages online, but they could always use more help. THey need people to spread the word about what they are trying to do. Not only do they have articles and journals online but they also have historic monographs that they have been carefully scanning and uploading to the site. They currently have about eighty monographs that were deteriorating scanned in and are planning on adding almost 500 more. Some of these monographs date back to the 1840’s and 1850’s. To reiterate, a lot of the content is open to everybody and they are working to expand their offerings all the time.

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