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peter.suber's bookmarks 2017-06-24


"With all the intense interest Unpaywall is getting (See coverage in academic sites like Nature, ScienceChronicle of Higher education, as well as more mainstream tech sites like TechcruchGimzo), you might be surprised to know that Unpaywall isn’t in fact the first tool that promises to help users unlock paywalls by finding free versions.

Predecessors like Open Access button (3K users), Lazy Scholar button (7k Users), Google Scholar button (1.2 million users) all existed before Unpaywall(70k users) and are arguably every bit as capable as Unpaywall and yet remained a niche service for years."


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Tags: oa.unpaywall oa.oa_button oa.google_scholar oa.discoverability oa.growth oa.repositories

Date tagged:

06/24/2017, 23:22

Date published:

06/24/2017, 06:31