CORE Becomes the World’s Largest Aggregator of Full Text Open Access Scientific Materials
CORE, a global aggregator of full text open access scientific content from repositories and journals, has been growing at a fast pace over the last few months. As of May 2018, CORE has aggregated over 131 million article metadata records, 93 million abstracts, 11 million hosted and validated full texts and over 78 million direct links to research papers hosted on other websites. Our dataset of full text papers has reached 49TB. CORE is a jointly run service between the Open University and Jisc.
One of the reasons why CORE has been able to put together such a large collection of content is that it supports a wide range of mechanisms of gathering the data. For example, while aggregators such as BASE rely on OAI-PMH harvesting, CORE can pull content using OAI-PMH, ResourceSync and using custom built connectors (some of which make use of CrossRef TDM API) to a variety of publishers as well as subject and preprint repositories.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.