Description aims to provide the most comprehensive and freely available access to scientific knowledge on the Internet. The major aim of the project is to develop the world's largest communication medium for scientific knowledge products which is freely accessible to the public. A key challenge of the project is to support the rapidly growing number of movements and archives who admit the free distribution and access to scientific knowledge. These are the valuable sources for the project. The project makes it possible to access the largely distributed sources with their vast amount of scientific publications via just one common interface. identifies authors from all archives and makes their social and professional relationships transparent and visible to anyone across disciplinary, institutional and technological boundaries. Currently has indexed about 10 million scientific publications and successfully extracted 5 million authors out of this data. For more details of this project please visit

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Commencement Date1 March 2006
Contributors Nicolai, Thomas (Project Manager); Kirchhoff, Lars (Project Manager) & Schmid, Beat (Project Manager)
Institute/School ACA - Institute of Accounting, Control and Auditing
MCM -Institute for Media and Communication Management
Publications Kirchhoff, Lars; Stanoevska-Slabeva, Katarina; Nicolai, Thomas & Fleck, Matthes: Using social network analysis to enhance information retrieval systems. 2008. - 5th Applications of Social Network Analysis (ASNA). - Zurich.
Keywords Creative Commons, Science Commons, Open Access, Knowledge Management
Methods Design Science
Funders self financing
Id 31629
Project Range Institute/School
Project Status ongoing
Subjects information management
Project Type applied research project
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