New Site Established for Major Scientific Electronic Archive
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01/04/00


RIDGE, NY, January 4, 2000 - The American Physical Society (APS) is establishing, in cooperation with Brookhaven National Laboratory, the first electronic mirror in the United States for the Los Alamos e-Print Archive. The Archive allows authors of physics articles to post their papers on-line and although relatively new, it has become an essential resource for physics research. The mirror, a duplicate website updated daily, will provide wider and faster access to the heavily used Archive.

A news release from Brookhaven National Laboratory notes that scientists around the world access the Archive to immediately find out about new developments and directions in research, without having to wait for these to appear in a hard copy journal. Posting on the Archive serves authors as an adjunct or an alternative to publication in a traditional physics journal. Created in 1991 by Los Alamos physicist Paul Ginsparg and known informally as XXX (after the original web site at xxx.lanl.gov), the Archive presently contains over 100,000 papers in physics and related fields. It operates with support from the US National Science Foundation, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and the US Department of Energy. To speed and facilitate access, the Archive is already mirrored at 14 sites around the world.

The electronic mirror of the Los Alamos e-Print archive, newly established by the American Physical Society and Brookhaven National Laboratory can be accessed at either http://xxx.aps.org or http://xxx.bnl.gov/.
Source : GNET. January 5, 2000