By Kieron L Jones, on 19 January 2009
The Network of European Economists Online (NEEO) is an EU funded project which addresses the lack of integration of academic output amongst premier European economics institutions (e.g. LSE, UCL, Oxford, Tilburg and Toulouse) through the creation of a freely available research tool called ECONOMISTSONLINE. It will increase the visibility of economists’ research and improve access to it. One way it will do this is by providing material in a single, cross-searchable portal. The service will also feature comprehensive individual publication lists with links to as much full text material as possible.
ECONOMISTSONLINE will provide access to the recent research results of over 800 leading economists from 20 prestigious academic institutions. It will include journal articles, working papers, book chapters, conference proceedings, theses and datasets. Anecdotal evidence has already shown that the service is providing more open access full text and bibliographic records for participating researchers than any of the current generic or economics-specific search engines or systems.
Research from the UCL Department of Economics will be available from the finished version of the portal at the end of August. Several members of staff from UCL Library Services are involved in making this a reality, as well as being responsible for the awareness and dissemination activities for the project as a whole, and providing IPR expertise.
ECONOMISTSONLINE will be released on 2nd February. We would like to encourage you to make full use of this new service and to complete the online questionnaire so your responses can feed back into the final version of the portal.