[GOAL] BASE hits the 50 million records mark!

Dirk Pieper dirk.pieper at uni-bielefeld.de
Mon Aug 26 13:40:23 BST 2013

Dear all,

we are happy to announce, that BASE (www.base-search.net) has reached 
another milestone with indexing more than 50,000,000 OAI-records.
The records are provided by about 2,700 repositories worldwide. In this 
year alone, we have indexed about 10,000,000 records.

The ongoing growth of repositories and the development of BASE are 
reflecting the overall importance of repositories as the backbone of the 
OA infrastructure. Repositories do not only contain theses and preprints 
anymore, like in the beginning, instead they are becoming the platform 
for the whole publication output of academic institutions (the more OA 
the better), they contain large digital OA text collections, research 
data and even ebooks. We therefore strongly believe, that repositories 
have to be the major driving force for OA in the future.

About BASE:

BASE is a multi-disciplinary search engine for academically relevant 
OAI-Sources worldwide, which was created and developed by Bielefeld 
University Library.
BASE makes it possible to search for more than 50,000,000 documents 
across 2,700 repository servers worldwide and is one of the biggest 
search engine for academic OA documents and publications.

Follow us: twitter.com/#!BASEsearch

Blog for the  OAI community: ub.unibi.de/oaiblog
BASE Blog (in german): ub.unibi.de/baseblog



  Dirk Pieper
  Bielefeld UL - Head of Media Department
  Universitätsstr. 25, D-33615 Bielefeld
  E-mail: dirk.pieper at uni-bielefeld.de
  Tel.: +49 521 106-4010 | Fax: +49 521 106-4052

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